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Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon treatment – professional gastric balloon surgery in Czech Republic

With gastric balloon treatment, men and women who are very obese can lose weight without having to undergo surgery. Especially for very overweight people, the success of a diet alone is not enough to keep the health risks of being overweight such as high blood pressure, lipid metabolism disorders or diabetes low. Placing a gastric balloon can help these people lose weight.

During a gastric balloon treatment, part of the stomach is filled with a balloon enriched with saline solution. A feeling of satiety arises more quickly. Without surgical intervention, the gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and throat in an endoscopic procedure. Our gastroenterology specialists in the Czech Republic have many years of experience in the field of gastric balloon surgery. And we at cosmetic-op accompany you on your way to a conscious and healthy life.

Medical history

In order to be able to advise you before your planned gastric band treatment, which of the treatments is based on the assessment of the team of Prof. Dr. Fried is most suitable for you or whether a medical intervention would be possible, we need a completed medical history form from you. As soon as we have the evaluated medical history form available, we will advise you about the options for gastric reduction surgery in the Czech Republic, create an individual cost quote and inform you about the availability of appointments.

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Things to know about your Gastric Balloon operation in the Czech Republic

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Gastric balloon removal

Before the gastric balloon treatment, a personal conversation is held between the patient and the doctor in the Czech Republic to ensure medical information about the process and possible risks.

A small preoperative examination is also carried out on site in the Czech Republic. In addition, prior to the insertion of the gastric balloon, approval for insertion is obtained from our doctors. The patient should fast for at least 12 hours before treatment. A gastric balloon can be used with a BMI of 28 or more.

In order to be able to advise you before your planned gastric balloon treatment, which of the treatments is based on the assessment of our gastric team is most suitable for you or whether a medical intervention would be possible, we need a completed medical history form from you. As soon as we have the evaluated medical history form, we will advise you about the options, create an individual cost offer and inform you about the availability of appointments in the Czech Republic.

  • With a BMI under 28
  • Those who regularly take anti-inflammatory, blood-thinning or blood-clotting/reversing medications
  • You are on long-term steroid treatment
  • Who have already had an abdominal operation (stomach, small intestine, large intestine) or a gynecological procedure with an incision in the lower abdomen
  • With eating disorders such as bulimia or suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, as well as patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Pregnant women and nursing mothers
  • With inflammation in the digestive tract
  • With hiatal hernia (diaphragmatic hernia)
  • Serious kidney, hepatitis and lung diseases

The insertion of a gastric balloon takes place as an inpatient with an ambulant hospital stay in the Czech Republic. Local anesthesia is effectively supported by the precisely dosed intravenous administration of painkillers and sedatives.

In this way, you will experience the operation completely free of fear and stress while sleeping lightly. Before the soft plastic balloon is inserted into the stomach, the doctor examines the stomach endoscopically.

If there are no abnormalities, the unfilled gastric balloon is inserted through the mouth and esophagus. In the event that a gastric ulcer is detected in the stomach during gastroscopic examination, or a more severe form of gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), or an extensive diaphragmatic hernia, the insertion of the gastric balloon is not carried out in this treatment and the procedure is postponed until after the healing of the stomach ulcer moved.

The gastric balloon is then filled with saline solution using a tube and catheter. The gastric balloon is closed using a self-sealing valve.

The gastric balloon is removed endoscopically no later than twelve months after implantation. In addition to the gastric balloon treatment, it is recommended to change your diet as well as your eating and exercise habits. You will receive a plan tailored specifically to you.

If there are no serious side effects, the patient will be discharged home. When discharged from the clinic, the patient receives sufficient medication and the ward’s contact number. He will also receive written instructions on behavioral and dietary measures for the next few days after the procedure.

The first few days will be uncomfortable as your stomach needs to get used to the balloon.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating and cramps are possible. In individual cases it can happen that the balloon in the stomach becomes damaged and loses the saline solution. A color additive in the saline solution causes the urine to color and alerts the patient to the damage.

In this case, please inform your doctor. As a rule, the now very small balloon is excreted naturally

The description of the operation is generally phrased and can’t replace the personal consultation with the cosmetic surgeon. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to show before/after pictures, due to the fact that this is forbidden by the Law on Advertising in the Health Care System.

Exclusive and award-winning - your cosmetic surgery in the private OB clinic in Prague

The renowned private OB clinic is located in a prominent location, right in the heart of Prague near the beautiful Vltava. The clinic, which specializes in cosmetic operations, i.e. operations in plastic surgery as well as gastroenterology and obesity, underlines its exclusivity through its proximity to the historic old town center and through the integration of a first-class wellness hotel into the clinic complex. Your cosmetic surgery and a pleasant stay go hand in hand at the Privat-OB Klinika.

Before and after your cosmetic surgery, you and your companion can unwind in the first-class feel-good hotel.

In addition to comfortable extras such as an elevator, adjustable beds and spacious, barrier-free bathrooms, the friendly rooms radiate a special sense of calm.

Detailed color accents deliberately appear harmonious. The lovingly chosen, high-quality interior meets the highest demands for your cosmetic surgery stay. Of course, every room has an internet connection and satellite TV.

In addition to the wellness offers in the hotel’s own sauna and fitness area, a first-class coffee restaurant with an exclusive viewing terrace awaits you on the sixth floor of the OB Klinika in addition to your cosmetic surgery. The breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Prague in all its splendor will allow you to be amazed and relax for a moment.

Individual patient care is particularly important to the clinic staff at OB Klinika. You can rely on a friendly welcome as well as the professional execution of your cosmetic surgery by renowned and experienced plastic surgery surgeons.

Two high-quality operating rooms, a modern ward and an emergency room ensure the highest level of medical care for your cosmetic surgery.

This includes everything from the treatment discussion to any examinations such as blood counts or ECGs before your cosmetic surgery to the care and aftercare after your cosmetic surgery.

The private OB clinic meets the highest quality standards and therefore has international ISO certification, including: the management certification from TÜV SÜD.

As a teaching hospital, the private OB Klinika cooperates with the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague and as a research partner with the Imperial College in London and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden.

In addition to specializing in cosmetic surgery, the OB Clinic is a Johnson & Johnson international training center for bariatrics.

With our financing partner you can afford high-quality treatments while retaining your financial freedom.

If you would like to have your upcoming plastic aesthetic procedure financed in affordable, consistent monthly installments, our financing partner will be happy to help you!

You can find all further information about the financing process here or simply contact the team at the telephone number
0221 / 390 99 55 0
in connection.’s partner bank is a renowned financial institution, Valovis Commercial Bank AG

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We gladly answer your questions

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At the weekend:  1pm – 7pm

+49 (0) 8122 / 55 3 77 20