gastric ballon insertion

gastric ballon insertion

sil  |  visitor
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hello
im 1.62m tall, weigh 110kg, using an online bmi culator , my bmi is around 41.
i feel fat, i feel disgusted when i see myself in the mirror, i got to the point where i cry if i see a woman in biquini on tv. i havent been to a beach for 10years, and since im portuguese you can understand how that feels. im just really depressed with myself, one minute im happy the next im so angry i throw everything to the floor.
its ruining my life, i cant even take my little girl to the park, because i feel that everyone is looking at me, judjing me because im this fat.
i would like to know i would qualifie for the balloon insertion and how much would it be, and if being an nhs patient would have my costs or part of my costs paid for me by nhs. thanks for the attention.
MUDr. Martin Hrubý  |  Premium member  |  Surgery  |  Turnov
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Thank You for Your interest about gastric balloon.
Intragastric balloon is intended for people with BMI over 33.
The insertion of gastric balloon is an outpatient procedure, the procedure itself takes about 20-30 minutes under analgesia, and about 2-4 hours of a rest after.
The first step during the insertion is examination of the stomach with gastroskope. If the result is OK, the balloon is then inserted and filled under gastroscopic control.
The balloon is inserted for the period of six months, it is necessary to take it out then. The procedure is equal to the insertion, it means one-day procedure again.
In this moment I can offer you two types of balloon , Bioenterics Intrabastric Balloon (BIB) filled with a saline solution or Heliosphere filled with an air. We have more experience with the BIB system, from my point of view the air-filled system is better for active people
We don‘t use the third - adjustable system , it is more invasive and we are afraid of possible complications at the portsite.
The price for this procedures together , it means insertion and extraction is 1200,- Euro for BIB ballon and 1300,- Euro for Heliosphere ballon
To decide about this procedure i have to know same data from your medical history:

What is Your BMI?

Have you any upper abdomen surgery before?

Have you had any stomach desease before?

Have you inflamatory bowel desease in your medical filles ?
Have you any other illness?

After the insertion of the baloon a stomach discomfort or nausea or vomiting is observed for several days. Thats why I suggest to stay in a hotel near the hospital overnight to have the possibility to give you medication if needed. In case of further questions, don´t hesitate to write me.

With regards Martin Hruby M.D.







MUDr.Martin Hrubý

sil  |  visitor
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THANKS FOR REPLYING TO MY ENQUIRY, MY BMI IS LIKE I SAID 41, HAD A CESARIAN SESSION 15 MONTHS AGO AND NEVER HAD ANY MAJOR DISEASES ANYWHERE.
CAN U PLEASE CONFIRM IT FOR ME IF NHS PAYS FOR MY TREATMENT, OR HELPS WITH THE COSTS OF MY TREATMENT?
THANKS
MUDr. Martin Hrubý  |  Premium member  |  Surgery  |  Turnov
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we have no chance to influence on the decision of NHS.
We must insist on full payment for the procedure before the procedure.
Of course, You are going to receive medical report and a bill, so You can ask the NHS back payment.
With regards
dr.Martin Hruby
smi2ml  |  visitor
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Hi my BMI is 36, and i really want this gastric balloon as soon as possible, i have answered your questions below,
What is Your BMI? 36

Have you any upper abdomen surgery before? no

Have you had any stomach desease before? no

Have you inflamatory bowel desease in your medical filles ? no
Have you any other illness? no

Please can you tell me where you are based as i am in the UK, many thanks
dianated101  |  visitor
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Did you know? A person who is regarded as being Clinically Obese (with a BMI - Body Mass Index of 30 and above) is 6 times more likely to develop High Blood Pressure, 4 times more likely to develop Diabetes, 2 times more likely to develop arthritis, 6 times more likely to suffer Gall Bladder disease, more likely to be infertile, more likely to suffer from back and joint problems, have problems with asthma exacerbated, suffer depression, suffer sleep problems such as sleep apnea, heart problems and stroke and a shortened lifespan (1 in every 11 deaths in the UK is linked to obesity related problems). We do not mention this to cause alarm, rather to highlight the hugely negative health implications associated with obesity (many people are unaware of the risks associated with obesity). The good news is, something can be done. Having the Gastric Balloon procedure and thus losing weight and lowering your BMI (body mass index) to normal or lower levels, will significantly reduce your likelihood of developing these potentially serious medical conditions, and as can be evidenced by many of our clients (including those on our testimonial pages) significant weight loss can resolve many pre-existing conditions associated with obesity. Of course there are also many, many psychological benefits in losing excess weight; people become more confident, feel less isolated, feel more attractive and feel more assertive as well as the obvious benefits associated with feeling great with your new look.
dianated101  |  visitor
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Gastric Balloon insertion is not recommended for clients who: Suffer from Alcohol or Drug Addiction, have had previous gastrointestinal surgery, have a history of Mental Illness, a history of or ongoing Hiatal Hernia or clients who are pregnant or planning to be pregnant

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