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How much does gastric balloon cost?

Updated: 2022-01-15
The average price of gastric balloon is $4950, the minimum price is $1500, and the maximum price is $16500.
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

12 months Gastric Balloon All-Inclusive

Turkey, Istanbul
$2959 $2490
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

6 Months Gastric Balloon All-Inclusive

Turkey, Istanbul
$1816 $1702
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Lotus Bariatrics

Weight loss with gastric balloon and full dietitian support

Turkey, Istanbul
$1200 $1050
Medical and other services
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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Marco Sariñana
Plastic surgeon Facial plastic surgeon General surgeon
Mexicali , Mexico
Hospital de la Familia
( 6 reviews )
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Mexicali, Mexico
Hospital de la Familia
Hasan Erdem
General surgeon
Istanbul , Turkey
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
( 13 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
Education and work experiences 1996-2002 — Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. 2003-2008 — Bezmialem Vakıf Gureba Hospital in Istanbul, Assistant Doctor, Turkey. 2008-2009 — Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Specialist, Turkey. 2010-2011 — Elbistan State Hospi ...
Mehmet Deniz
General surgeon
İzmir , Turkey
Hermes Clinics
( 3 reviews )
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İzmir, Turkey
Hermes Clinics
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4 positive reviews on gastric balloon

Hamad Oct 16, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Everything was done smoothly from the first interaction towards having the appointment, the operation and getting the support needed after the operation. Highly recommended.

Leonard Oct 28, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Colleen Sep 7, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Hospital de la Familia

Bryan Mar 2, 2020
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

The staff were great and hospital was good

3 negative reviews on gastric balloon

Anonymous Nov 21, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Sachsenhausen Hospital

The medical team was sub-par. The correspondence prior to getting my procedure was okay up until the day of, there was alot of miscommunication. I strongly suggest for anyone wanting to use this third party to not do so. Please do your research prior to.

Anonymous May 15, 2021
Verified review. The patient underwent gastric balloon in Kucukcekmece Hospital

There was very little English spoken, and very little explanation on the day as to what would happen. I went for the gastric balloon procedure, and absolutely no checks were performed on me to check my weight, blood pressure or anything.

Anonymous Oct 3, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of obesity in Sachsenhausen Hospital

My visit was not so perfect, they were not so professional as I wish. The doctor was good but we have large problems with communication and I feel how he felt uncomfortable about it but cannot do anything with it. That is why I denied to do the operation there and only have a consultation They do not know that I do not speak German but only English I want to say thank you to Lesya, her job was good.

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Ufuk Yildirim Mar 26, 2020
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Experience was amazing with Dr.Hasan Erdem and he’s team ,they were very welcoming from day one..I’ve researched all doctors in Istanbul and found this was the one for me ...thanks again for everything.I had my operation in October last year and I have now lost 32kg feeling amazing well recommended 👍🏻🤗😘

Osman Aktas Mar 25, 2020
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Bundan iki ay önce mide balonu işlemi oldum iki ayda 22,5 kg verdim Dr.Hasan Erdem ve Serra Uçtum hanım başta olmak üzere herkeze binlerce kez teşekkür ederim ve herkese kesinlikle tavsiye ederim

Miranda Mathews Jan 28, 2020
Hospital de la Familia

Carlo was amazing! He made sure I knew exactly what to expect every step of the way. There was always someone at the hospital who spoke English, and everyone there made my stay comfortable. Carlo even checked up on me once I was home through my recover several times. I will admit I was scared at first about leaving the US to have the surgery but I’m so glad I did it!

Lisa Townsend Nov 23, 2019
Hospital de la Familia

I had a full hysterectomy last month at Hospital de la Familia. I feel like a new person! The hospital was very nice with private rooms, even my husband was able to stay with me! All of the nurses were super sweet and helpful. Maritza was a joy to work with and made the whole process very easy. Muchas Gracias Dr Llamas and staff! So grateful to have found you 🙏😊

Cassie Atkins Feb 10, 2020
SALUSS Medical Group

I would highly recommend Saluss to anyone I was looked after very well from start to finish 👍

Tugay Sincar Jan 6, 2020
SALUSS Medical Group

temiz güvenilir ve sağlam kadrosuyla saç ekiminin tek adresi saluss!

Haroldo Jose Siqueira Igreja May 22, 2020
HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales has Parkinson Treatment and this is very important to regular people including me.

Str Fdez May 21, 2020
HM Hospitales

ayer estuve en el Vallés de Alcalá de Henares. falta de medios e higiene ante el coronavirus inaudita para ser un hospital. mucho menos que en cualquier supermercado. no tienen gel en la entrada para echarte. en la cola del mostrado para dar los volantes había personas que no respetaban la separación necesaria. cuando entregué el.mio para hacerme una resonancia te dan un formulario para rellenar, te dicen que cojas un boli que tienen allí. me había fijado mientras esperaba, d…espués de usarlo algún paciente, nadie lo desinfectaba. cuando pase a hacerme la sé si el picaporte y llaves del cambiador estaban limpios. me eché de mi propio desinfectante. cuando terminé le pedí a la chica que me diera y me dijo que cuando me hubiera cambiado. parece que todo el empeño del personal era ahora. en las salas de espera había moscas. cuando fui a hacerme los rx, no me atreví a sentarme en una sillas de tapicería sucisimas. muy mal, independiente de la tardanza interminable que tarde más de dos horas para hacerme una resonancia y una radiografía, me pareció increíble la falta de higiene.

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1 hours duration
3 days rehab
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 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 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 ?

  • 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 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 ?

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 your particular case.

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