Dr. Farzad Faramarzi, is the leading gastroenterologist in Iran and middle-East which has been focused on gastric balloon for over 10 years. He is a faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University of medical science in Tehran and has achieved 3rd rank of gastroenterology special board in whole of the country in 2003. He has done more than 10000 gastric balloon procedures over these years, through different brands such as spatz, Endball, Orbera and etc. The gastric balloon procedure is an alternative to invasive bariatric surgeries like sleeve and bypass. Gastric balloon is a non-surgical outpatient procedure, which will be done by an endoscope with mild sedation. The balloon is placed into the stomach in a simple way. After the procedure being observed by the specialist for half an hour, the patient can leave the clinic.Gastric balloon has been FDA approved since July 2015.The best candidates for gastric balloon are:
Those with BMI 27-40, who have not achieved weight loss through diet and work-outs.
Those with BMI above 40, who do not tend to have an invasive surgery.
People with BMI above 50, who are a candidate for weight loss surgeries. In these cases, for reducing the risks of surgery and general anesthesia during the surgery, patients would undergo a period of gastric balloon procedure.
Farzad Faramarzi works with his patients to obtain the best personal aesthetic outcome for the individual. He has published his studies in many renowned international journals and has given many lectures on domestic and international medical conferences.
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Languages spoken: Persian, English, Arabic, Azerbaijani,