I had my procedure at the end of September 2017. The placement of the balloon took approximately 30 minutes. I was completely anesthetized by a mask and stayed for one night at the hospital.
For all my life I‘ve had weight problems. Even though I‘ve led an active life in dance and gym classes, I never really managed to lose much weight. Three years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and medicated using hormonal pills to help control my weight, but it stayed the same.
About 2 years go, I gained some weight, climbing from 63 kg to 78 kg. I was very sad and discouraged because my clothes no longer fit. I felt fat and because of that, I didn‘t feel like doing anything.
I started looking for other weight loss options. Eventually, I discovered the gastric balloon procedure and I began looking for clinics that offered this service. Based on the good reviews and positive comments, I got in touch with OB Clinic in Prague and Mediczech.
Tina quickly assisted me with all the information that I would need. She knew everything and replied quite quickly. The whole process was easy and very straight forward. I felt secure and so I decided to go ahead with it.
I had my procedure at the end of September 2017. The placement of the balloon took approximately 30 minutes. I was under analgosedation with local anaesthetic in my throat and stayed for one night at the hospital.
Sincerely, the first 3 days were very difficult for me. I vomited everything and had nausea and gas. I couldn't eat and also had discomfort when sleeping. However, all these symptoms are normal with having a foreign object inside the body.
Within two weeks I was eating crushed healthy foods that were staying in my stomach and I also felt better when taking my prescribed medication. After two weeks, everything was fine and I was getting back to normal.
Now, 6 months later, I am very happy with the results. In March 2018, the balloon was removed using the same method as its placement. I managed to lose 11 kilos. I stayed only 2 hours at the clinic this time.
As I mentioned before, my metabolism is slower because of my hypothyroid problem, so I think that without this complication I could have lost more. In addition to seeing myself better aesthetically, I have much more energy and even my dietary habits are completely different.
Although I don’t still have the balloon, my limbic habits remain the same as when I had it. I still eat in small quantities without going hungry.
I am very happy with my results and sincerely completely recommend the services of this clinic.
All the staff in general were very friendly and professional. They were always well aware of me and my condition even when I no longer had the balloon in place.
Thank you very much,