Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon

People who are considerably overweight and who are unable to lose weight through diets can have a gastric balloon placed. When making the decision, you must be prepared to adjust your eating pattern.

Your general health must be adequate as well to undergo the procedure. Our specialists will always advise you personally as to whether a gastric balloon is suitable for you, or whether an alternative weight loss procedure would be better for your circumstances.

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Who is a gastric balloon intended for?

People who are considerably overweight and who are unable to lose weight through diets can have a gastric balloon placed. When making the decision, you must be prepared to adjust your eating pattern.

Your general health must be adequate as well to undergo the procedure. Our specialists will always advise you personally as to whether a gastric balloon is suitable for you, or whether an alternative weight loss procedure would be better for your circumstances.

Gastric balloon: the procedure

When a gastric balloon is placed, a silicone balloon is inserted in the stomach through a gastroscopy. The balloon is then filled with a liquid. The idea behind this is that your stomach fills up faster and you therefore feel hungry less quickly. You will eat less, which will make you lose weight.

The procedure takes around 20 minutes and is performed under local anaesthetic. The incisions are kept as small as possible. A total of 4 incisions of less than 1 centimetre are made plus one additional incision of 3 to 5 centimetres.

After the procedure, we apply 5 post-operative adhesive plasters and you will be kept for observation at Wellness Kliniek for one night. Sometimes, you may experience some nausea and stomach cramps after the procedure, because your body is adjusting to the foreign object. Besides these mild symptoms, there are normally no further complications. After the gastric balloon has been inserted, you’ll recover quickly, say within 3 days.

The gastric balloon is removed after 6 months. During this period, your eating habits will have adjusted under the supervision of a dietitian. This procedure ensures that the amount of food you can take in during a meal is greatly reduced. This gives you a long-lasting feeling of satiety.

What to expect?

With a gastric balloon, you can expect to lose an average of 15 to 20 kilos. This process progresses in steps, because you’re less hungry and you have less room for food in your stomach. As a result, you’ll automatically start eating less. Of course, we advise you to choose healthy food as much as possible. If you manage to continue to maintain this healthy eating pattern after the gastric balloon procedure, you’ll be able to maintain your weight.

The gastric balloon recovery period

The recovery period is quite short. As mentioned previously, you may feel a little nauseous for the first few days after the procedure, but this will soon subside. So there are few physical complaints.

When opting for a gastric balloon, it’s also important to stay mentally strong, because you must (continue to) follow a healthy diet. We therefore recommend that you also opt for professional guidance. A dietitian can help you make the right adjustments to your lifestyle and diet.

During your first consultation at Wellness Kliniek, everything will be explained to you and you’ll have the opportunity to ask the doctor questions. This way, you know in advance what to expect and where you stand, both in the short and long term.

Gastric balloon costs

At Wellness Kliniek, we like to keep prices as competitive as possible, so that aesthetic procedures remain within reach for everyone. We have opted for a transparent pricing policy, with an all-in price for the procedure and aftercare. That way, you know in advance where you stand. 


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Before opting for a gastric balloon, you naturally want to know what to expect, both with regard to the procedure and the period thereafter. We will always advise you based on your personal circumstances. This way, you are fully aware of the changes you need to make in your eating pattern.

Book a no-obligation consultation in advance to discuss the gastric balloon procedure and any alternative weight loss methods. Together with the consulting doctor, you’ll decide on the best options for your body. This way, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen the best procedure for your body, your (target) weight and any other wishes you may have.

What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon is a soft silicone ball that is inserted into your stomach. This is filled with a liquid, which gives you the feeling that your stomach is fuller. As a result, you’ll feel more satiated and experience less hunger. In addition, you’ll also have less room for food in your stomach.

The gastric balloon is removed after 6 months. After that, you need to make sure that you continue to follow a healthy diet in order to not regain the weight you just lost. You can therefore regard having a gastric balloon placed as a first step towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthier body weight.

Least invasive procedure

Compared to many other weight loss surgeries, having a gastric balloon inserted is the least invasive procedure. That’s because there is no surgery involved. All we need to do is place the gastric balloon and remove it later on. This balloon is made of soft silicone and is extremely safe without harming the stomach.

Experiences with the gastric balloon are therefore very positive. You can expect to lose 15 to 20 kilos. Of course, it depends on your current weight. As a guideline, you can take 15% of your body weight.

Safe and fast weight loss: gastric balloon Belgium

Have you tried dozens of diets and still haven’t managed to shed your excess weight? You often feel hungry and can't help reaching for sweets and snacks? Then a gastric balloon could be the solution for you.

You will be treated in our Wellness Kliniek in Genk, Belgium. And it’s not just the Flemish who we treat here. People from across the globe know where to find us. That’s because we offer extremely high quality and the best possible aftercare. So you can have an operation at Wellness Kliniek Belgium with peace of mind.

Adjusting your diet with a gastric balloon

A weight loss balloon does of course sound ideal, but as mentioned earlier, making significant changes to your diet remains important. This way, you’ll eat less and make healthy choices. It’s important to persevere, especially in the period after the gastric balloon has been removed, because otherwise you run a high risk of gaining weight again.

Alternative to a gastric balloon

Being able to get rid of your excess weight by dieting and exercising is of course great. And this therefore remains the best alternative to having a gastric balloon placed. In cases where this is not possible and a gastric balloon is not for you, a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass could offer a solution.

With these types of weight loss surgery, making drastic changes in your diet becomes less necessary (desirable nonetheless, but you’ll automatically feel less hungry). And because these options do require actual surgery, they are slightly more intense and involve longer recovery periods. Our consulting doctor will discuss the options with you and be upfront with you on what suits you best.

If you are considering having a gastric balloon placed, you of course need time to think it over. Does it suit you? Or perhaps other weight loss methods make a better choice?

When you book a consultation at Wellness Kliniek, we always discuss the alternatives, such as a gastric bypass and a gastric sleeve. This way, we make a joint decision on what’s the best solution for your weight loss, taking into account what suits your body, your wishes and your current health.

Whatever you choose, at Wellness Kliniek you are in safe hands and we’ll always strive to provide you with the best possible care and that includes aftercare. So you can opt for the body you want, without having to worry.

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Top Surgeons

Our team of aesthetic surgeons are amongst the most experienced and qualified in their field. They will make sure that you are well-informed, offered honest advice, assured, comfortable and safe during every stage of your procedure. 

State of the Art Facility

Located in the heart of Genk, Wellness Kliniek is a state of the art aesthetic clinic with private operating facilities specialising in aesthetic treatments and surgery.  The Wellness Kliniek operates to the highest standards with highly qualified doctors, surgeons and dentists and skilled nursing staff. 

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We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

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