Gastric Balloon2018-07-04T10:57:56+00:00

Dubai’s Most Effective Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solution

Novomed’s weight-loss & obesity expert offers the world’s leading intragastric balloon system

The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical, endoscopic weight-loss option for obese patients. If you have a body mass index (BMI)* of 30-40 and have failed to lose weight using other methods, this could be ideal for you. Studies have shown  patients lose up to 3x the amount of weight they would from exercise and diet alone. Typical weight loss is between about 9-15kg plus patients learn will learn new eating and lifestyle habits.

At Novomed, our bariatric surgeon uses the world’s leading intragastric balloon system, the FDA-approved Orbera, which is durable and made from soft silicone. It is inserted and removed orally using an endoscope, meaning there are no incisions or scars, and it lasts for 6 months. The balloon is inflated in your stomach so it takes up space and encourages your body to adapt to smaller portion sizes.

*BMI = weight in kg divided by the square of your height in meters


Here’s how it works…

If you are found to be a suitable candidate after examination, the approximately 20-minute procedure is done in-office, and most patients go home after a two-hour recovery period. The procedure starts with mild sedation, then the deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. The balloon is then filled with a sterile saline solution using a syringe, until it is about the size of a grapefruit. After six months, the balloon is removed, again using an endoscope.

As with all of our weight-loss options, we have a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist and dietitian to support you on your weight-loss journey. The Orbera is a two-step program – for the first six months with the balloon in place you lose a large amount of weight and learn portion-control skills, while for the next six months, post-removal, you get continued support to maintain your new lifestyle habits.

Insertion & Removal of the Balloon

Meet your specialist

Dr Hussam is a member of the British Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) and a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery, and practices at Novomed Centers in Dubai. He is an expert in both surgical and non-surgical weight loss interventions

Dr Hussam Trabulsi
Dr Hussam TrabulsiBariatric and General Surgeon
Dr Hussam will assess your health and medical suitability, and administer the balloon
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