What are the risks of Gastric Balloon Surgery?
Gastric balloon surgery is not considered a major surgical procedure when compared with gastric sleeve surgery or gastric bypass surgery. There is no surgical procedure that does not have any risks or complications related to the same. After the gastric balloon surgery, it will take some time for the body to accept changes and adjust to them. The time is depending on the patient. The commonly observed side effect can include:
- Feeling of Nausea
- Tummy pain
Although it is a rare case, one of the risks involves the deflation of the gastric balloon. Components of the gastric balloon are a natural coloring material for blue or green color. So, if you observe green or blue coloring in your urine, inform your surgeon immediately.
How to avoid potential risks and associated complications with gastric balloon surgery?
As mentioned above, there are risks and complications involved with gastric balloon surgery and there are ways to lessen the possible negative effect and avoid risks. Before the procedure, you will be asked about your medical history, and be sure to leave no question unanswered. Afterwards, during your consultations, you will be visiting a series of doctors who will evaluate your condition to have the gastric balloon surgery. You will need all of their approval to proceed and if there is no medical objection against you to have gastric balloon surgery, you will proceed further. Before that, you will have a heart graph and lungs x-rays will be taken. After consultations, you will have an endoscopy for a detailed examination of your stomach to foresee any possible complications during surgery and lessen the effects of the risks of gastric bypass surgery. Once you are completely approved to have gastric balloon surgery you will be asked to fast one day in advance. Fasting will be inclusive of no consumption of any food or beverages. An IV will be provided to you during the process so that your body will not starve nor dehydrate.
Take your medications as per your surgeon’s orders, if you smoke stop smoking, and consult any other detail related to your medical history to decrease the level of risks and complications in regards to having gastric balloon surgery. You may also be required to have a regular exercise program to reset.
As you can see, there are many major and minor factors that come to play when it comes to having gastric balloon surgery. With CK Health Turkey you are covered; all of your questions will be answered and are relieved from your concerns.