What are the most common gastric balloon side effects immediately following surgery and while the balloon is in place?
For example, I’ve read some stories about it being painful for some patients, even after the initial adjustment period. I’ve also read about cramps, nausea, vomiting and bloating.
Do these happen with all or most of your patients? Are they present for the entire time that the balloon is in place? Are there other common potential side effects to be aware of?
Also, is one type of balloon different than another in terms of the associated side effects, or are all types basically the same?
Is there any way to avoid side effects altogether, for example, with certain eating habits or diet changes?
Sorry for all of the questions. Just want to know what I’m getting into if I move forward with this.