Gastric balloon in Republic of Korea: Prices, Clinics and Doctor Reviews

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Looking for Gastric balloon in Republic of Korea? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 10 gastric balloon clinics and doctors based on verified reviews, mostly left by visitors from the USA and the UK. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does gastric balloon cost in Republic of Korea?

Updated: 2022-08-11
The average price of gastric balloon in Republic of Korea is $12800, the minimum price is $10000, and the maximum price is $16500.
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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
4.7
(21 reviews)

Gastric balloon All Included for 1 Year

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
4.7
(21 reviews)

Gastric balloon All Included for 6 Months

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Kucukcekmece Hospital
4.5
(40 reviews)

1 Year Gastric Balloon Package

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$2874 More
Hospital de la Familia
4.5
(8 reviews)

Intragastric Balloon

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Lotus Bariatrics

Weight loss with gastric balloon and full dietitian support

Gastric balloon
If you are looking a for solution to make you lose 15-20 kg ( 30-45 lbs) gastric balloon is a good option. Gastric balloon itself wont make you to lose weight, but with dietitian support, it makes diets easier for you and reaches your desired weight faster than diets.
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$1750 More
Private Çevre Hospital

Gastric Balloon standart package

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$3532 More
Reyap Hospital

Swallable Gastric Balloon

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$3124 More
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12 Months- Gastric Balloon

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6 Months- Gastric Balloon

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10 Gastric balloon Clinics in Republic of Korea Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 479 requests, 136 patient reviews, prices, and information from 10 clinics

#1
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

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#2
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#3
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

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Questions and answers

What is a gastric balloon?

The gastric or intragastric balloon is a short-term medical device aimed to help patients lose excess weight without surgical intervention. It is temporary, but enough effective method to get rid of obesity along with diet and physical activity.

How does gastric balloon in Republic of Korea work?

A soft silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach with the help of an endoscope (tubular instrument passed through the mouth and throat). In the stomach, the balloon is filled with saline occupying the bigger part of the intragastric space. This gives the impression of satiety because the stomach is partially full. As a result, the individual eats less food in one sitting and begins to lose weight.

The balloon is situated in the stomach for 6 months, after which it is removed. It can be inserted for a second time after a break of 2 months. To achieve the maximum effect of this bariatric procedure, the patient needs to keep a diet.

The balloon insertion in Republic of Korea takes an hour. The procedure requires hospitalization — the patient stays in a hospital for a day and then comes back home. 

Who benefits the gastric balloon procedure?

This method is not suitable for people with a very high body mass index (BMI). The recommended BMI for an intragastric balloon procedure starts from 30.

An intragastric balloon can also be used as a preparation for bariatric surgery to reduce the risk of complications. Some weight loss surgeries increase the risk of complications if the patient has severe obesity. In this case, the balloon can reduce excess weight to acceptable standards that allow doctors to perform bariatric surgery with less risk.

The balloon bariatric procedure is especially suitable for people who want to avoid surgery.

What are the main advantages of the gastric balloon method in Republic of Korea?

  • installed through an endoscope without intervention
  • temporary option (6 months)
  • can be reused
  • can be used as preparation for bariatric surgery
  • low risk of complications
  • does not affect the digestive system
  • weight loss is slower than after bariatric surgery.

What are the contraindications for the procedure?

  • inflammatory bowel disease 
  • esophagitis
  • gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • stomach tumors
  • lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • congenital pyloric stenosis, atresia, and stenosis of the small intestine
  • large hiatal hernia (esophageal opening of the diaphragm)
  • mental disorders
  • alcohol and drug addiction
  • constant intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, drugs that irritate the stomach, anticoagulants (medications that reduce blood clotting)
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

Learn more about the contraindications here.

How long is the rehabilitation period after intragastric balloon insertion?

The recovery time takes 3 days. After this period, the patient can return to work. Immediately after the gastric balloon procedure, the patient will need to limit food intake. During the first few days, the diet should consist only of liquid food. In 2 weeks after the procedure, the person can begin to try semi-solid, and then solid food.

The intragastric balloon implies that the patient will change the lifestyle and eating habits to healthier ones. The balloon makes it much easier because it consumes a lot of space in the stomach and reduces the amount of food intake.

The procedure for intragastric balloon installing also involves checks by a surgeon to avoid all sorts of complications.

In 6 months, the balloon will be removed from the stomach in the same way as it was installed. If the patient wants the process to be repeated to achieve a better result, then the balloon can be inserted again after a short break of 2 months.

What are the risks of the gastric balloon?

The intragastric balloon procedure causes fewer complications in contrast with other weight loss surgery methods. The most common among them are:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain.

What results can you expect after the procedure?

The gastric juice destroys the balloon gradually, so the balloon can be put into the stomach for 6 months, and then it must be taken out. If a patient wants to continue balloon treatment, the procedure will be performed again but only in 2 months.

The procedure's effectiveness depends on the eating habits and the patient’s diet. The gastric balloon in Republic of Korea shows high efficiency in people with not very high BMI, in particular:

  • lose about 20-50 pounds of excess weight
  • decrease body weight by 20%
  • decrease body mass index by 5%.

How much does a gastric balloon cost in Republic of Korea?

Usually, the stomach balloon surgery cost includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. In some clinics balloon packages and programs are available.

The balloon weight loss surgery cost varies depending on:

  • country

Each country offers different prices for the procedure. It depends on state economic development level and average price policy. Asian nations offer 3-4 times lower bariatric balloon cost in comparison with European ones.

  • city

The price for gastric balloon differs from city to city within a particular country. Larger and more economically developed megapolises offer 2 times higher balloon weight loss surgery cost than the smaller cities. However, the quality of the procedure is on the same level.

  • private or state hospital

Clinics are divided into private and state ones. The bariatric balloon cost in state hospitals can be 2 times lower than in private clinics. But the management quality in state centers is also lower. It depends on the country where a hospital is located. Specify the information on at the clinic contact center and read gastric balloon surgery reviews when choosing a hospital.

  • doctor’s qualification

The best bariatric doctors undergo international training and have vast experience. The balloon weight loss surgery cost is higher when a specialist with an excellent reputation performs the procedure.

How to choose the best hospital for balloon procedure?

Submit a request on Bookimed web site. A medical doctor specialized in gastric balloon will contact you. S/he will answer all your questions and give all necessary information.

According to your preferences, a doctor will compose a treatment program. It will include the exact balloon weight loss surgery cost in Republic of Korea in your particular case.

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

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#5
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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