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Gastric Balloon References

Concern about weight can cause much personal frustration and distress. But it is a common problem and you are certainly not alone. On these pages you can read the experiences of the many different people from around the world who have had the courage to take serious steps to address their problem by coming to Prague under the guidance of Medical Travel and taking advantage of weight loss procedures such as Bariatric Surgery.

Desiree, UK

Weight loss procedures
May 2019
Just got home from the airport. Overall my stay in Prague was a very...

Just got home from the airport. Overall my stay in Prague was a very positive experience. You took really good care of me and my stay at the clinic has been great – the staff was very nice and the procedure went so well I haven’t felt sick or unwell during all this time. I am really happy I chose Medical Travel Czech and am looking forward to seeing you again in six months.

Cristina, UK

Weight loss procedures
May 2019
Thank you, I am good, thanks. My stomach is quite painful at the...

Thank you, I am good, thanks. My stomach is quite painful at the moment, but otherwise I am fine. Tomorrow I will fly back to London. Thank you for arranging everything for me, everything was well organised!

I am very happy with the services you provided, as well as the clinic. 

It’s been a week since I have had the balloon inserted and I am well.  I did not feel nauseous and I didn’t vomit at all after insertion or later. However, I was in huge stomach pain for a while, but now it is getting better.

I do feel full much sooner, after small amounts of food, and the sensation lasts longer.  I don’t think I will be able to eat in a day more than about 600 - 700 calories, at most (for a while, at least). Today I will start going to the Gym again, for light exercise. 

I decided to weight myself once a week, so I will see on Sunday if I lost any weight, but my clothes feel looser (I’ve been dieting for a month,  before the balloon insertion, as well). I will leave you feedback in a few weeks time, after I will see how things are developing with the balloon.

I plan to come to Prague for adjustments of the balloon by the end of August \ beginning of September if needed, and I will get in contact closer to that time to arrange the appointment with the clinic.

As well, I have seen on your website that you could arrange a mid-face facelift, and I want to explore that for next time I will come to Prague, either for a consultation or to have the procedure done, after the balloon adjustment.

If you have any suggestions about a good plastic surgeon please let me know. Many thanks!

Vanny, UK

Weight loss procedures
March 2019
I’m pleased with the process so far. The only thing I would like to...

I’m pleased with the process so far. The only thing I would like to see  is follow ups during the time I have the ballon. This doesn’t have to necessarily be with the surgeon but at least with a nurse. I’m fine if the patient wants to opt out of using the nutritionist but I think it would be nice a follow up with a medically trained nurse. 

Regarding the procedure, it went well, I was comfortable through the procedure and I’m lucky I haven’t experience bad side effects so far. I felt the nurses at the hospital were very professional and helpful. 

Graham, UK

Weight loss procedures
March 2019
Big thank you to Jessica for your help and information before during...

Big thank you to Jessica for your help and information before during and after my gastric balloon procedure. The service I received was 1st  class from beginning with the helpful information and quotations provided to the aftercare after the procedure. Paying was straight forward with a small deposit to secure and balance on the day. Jessica arranged my hotel stay and all taxi services which made the whole process go smoothly. The clinic was clean and very professional. I would strongly recommend this service to anyone interested.

Kevin, UK

Weight loss procedures
February 2019
I went to Prague for a gastric balloon through medical travel. I've...

I went to Prague for a gastric balloon through medical travel.

I've never been to Prague before but Jessica and medical travel helped me through sorting hotels in area, airport pickups and days out prior to surgery, Jessica very friendly, jolly and knows plenty of languages ,was a godsend took us to hospital sorted out paperwork and language barrier for me.cant thank her enough for her help throughout stay.

Suzi, Isle of Man

Weight loss procedures
December 2018
The whole team were awesome, kind and wonderful. I would definitely...

The whole team were awesome, kind and wonderful. I would definitely recommend Czech travel medical to anyone.

It was lovely to meet you. Thanks for your support. All the best, Suzi

Kirsty, UK

Weight loss procedures
December 2018
Service received was first class and representative Jessica was very...

Service received was first class and representative Jessica was very attentive. I would definitely use service again if needed to travel abroad. Thank you!

Deb, UK

Weight loss procedures
November 2018
When I decided to look into having a gastric balloon, I began by...

When I decided to look into having a gastric balloon, I began by searching the internet.  I looked at the criteria and the cost in the UK.  Quickly dismissing this as an unviable option, I looked at what was available abroad. Medical Travel came up in the searches and everything was simple from there.  The website is clear and gives a good indication of the procedures available and their approximate cost.  It was good to be able to decide on affordability before having to contact the company.

Following my initial expression of interest, I was contacted by Jessica.  Jessica literally took care of everything.  This wasn't easy for her because I had decided to have two procedures while in Prague.  She was able to negotiate dates and prices and work out, with the doctors, the safest and most convenient times to have each procedure during my time-frame.

Jessica kept in touch with me regularly to ensure that she was meeting my needs and that everything was on track.  Nearer the time to travel, she again ensured that we were in contact and that I had all of the information necessary to put my mind at ease.

It was necessary to travel alone and this is where I appreciated Jessica the most.  Picking me up to take me to the clinics and explaining carefully what would happen and being with me while all of the pre-operative tests and examinations took place was simply amazing.  I would have, undoubtedly, felt afraid without her being with me.  Also knowing that I could contact her at any time, put my mind at rest. Jessica checked in with me when I arrived in Prague; following my first procedure; following my second procedure and again on my return home.  This made me feel very safe and looked after.  I know that this is Jessica's job, but I felt genuinely cared about.

While at the Forme Clinic, I mentioned that I'd also be interested in a facelift.  Jessica was able to negotiate a consultation with the surgeon while I was undergoing my other pre-op tests.  I look forward to seeing Jessica again in five or six months time when I return to have my balloon out and my facelift.  She is a superstar.

Lucy, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2018
From making an enquiry with medical travel through to procedure being...

From making an enquiry with medical travel through to procedure being carried out I found the whole process very seamless and my co-ordinator Hana very informative and always on hand to offer some friendly advice, even with directions.

The clinic really was spotlessly clean and my private room lovely and comfortable. Everything was explained to me in really good English and the nurses were friendly and professional in carrying out all necessary medical checks prior to the procedure.

The procedure itself went very smooth and was over in just a few minutes with a little recovery overnight at the clinic where I was checked on regularly and monitored. The clinic made sure that I was not discharged until they were 100% happy with my progress.

Even after the gastric balloon procedure my co-ordinator checked in and offered some really good advice on some minor heartburn I suffered, which is a common short term side effect.

I am now two weeks on from having the procedure and doing really well, eating small liquid/soft meals and have lost 8lb in 2 weeks which is great result especially as I suffer from PCOS and struggled to loose just a few pounds with diet and exercise.

If I knew it was this easy I would have done it years ago, I now look forward to a healthier future and would definitely recommend medical travel for their expert knowledge and friendly approach.

Janet, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2018
I had no problems or sickness. All went well and I enjoyed my time in...

I had no problems or sickness. All went well and I enjoyed my time in Prague. I am suffering from bad heartburn but I'm keeping a food diary of foods that doesn't cause it. Only started soft food yesterday as advised but even tea and coffee seem to cause it. On the plus side I have lost 11 Ibs in a week! The staff were lovely and the clinic very good. Looking forward to my return to Prague in a year and will definitely spend more time there for sightseeing. 

James, UK

Weight loss procedures
August 2018
A real pleasure to meet you, to undergo the surgery and sadly, only...

A real pleasure to meet you, to undergo the surgery and sadly, only see the city of Prague for one evening.  You put a lot of work into ensuring that the whole process went smoothly.

This is a quick run through the process and if I think of anything else, I will add it at a later date.  I would like also to extend my thanks to the liaison man at the clinic who explained everything to me and went through my discharge letter and explained the plans over the next few months.  I would also like to have thanked the nurse with the bright ginger hair who was very considerate and helpful whilst I was being sick. Such a charming lady.

Unfortunately, upon arrival home I contracted the Norovirus (big epidemic of the virus at the moment) so I was additionally unwell but, 6 days later, I am quite well and the gastric balloon is causing little trouble.

 

Website – good, easy to navigate. Improvements – perhaps downloadable post-operative information on diets, discomfort and general information.

Flights – best I could manage within the timescale

Hotel – actually quite nice and very helpful. Shame I could not have spent longer in the city

Prague – what a delightful city

Clinic – very efficient, super staff

Surgery – very efficient although I did wake up during the procedure but they very quickly rectified that. Can’t believe it was so quick.

Room – very good. Recommendations. The little sick tray would not hold more than a cupful.  Given the amount of my stomach contents that I bought up, I would suggest a bigger container.

Medication – although outlined in the discharge notes, the medication is in Czech so if I lose my discharge notes, I have no idea what the medication means.  Again, something that may help if the details were on your website.

Discharge to home – booking a taxi was most helpful and 720k not too bad.  Sadly I had to walk past all the chocolate and sweets in the duty free !!

 

Overall, I wish I could have spent more time in Prague and I will definitely stay longer when I have the balloon removed.  Too nice a place not to enjoy.

Lauren, UK

Weight loss procedures
May 2018
I wouldn't change a thing. Fantastic service from start to finish. I...

I wouldn't change a thing. Fantastic service from start to finish. I felt very safe and well looked after even after I had left the clinic. Having the co-ordinator meet me at the hospital and staying with me to translate everything into English was the best part of the experience, which I valued even more as I was alone. 

I have recommend Medical Travel Czech to my friends! I know I will be in safe hands when I return to have my balloon removed in 12 months time.

 

Maria, Norway

Weight loss procedures
May 2018
I’m doing very well thank you! I’m not been sick at all, just a...

I’m doing very well thank you! I’m not been sick at all, just a little discomfort the first couple of days. Thank you for assisting me. I felt safe and well informed thru the whole process.

Holly, UK

Weight loss procedures
April 2018
I really enjoyed my experience with Helena, she was also quick to...

I really enjoyed my experience with Helena, she was also quick to respond to my question which I really appreciated. 

John, UK

Weight loss procedures
February 2018
The services provided by medical travel Czech was perfect. The hotel...

The services provided by medical travel Czech was perfect. The hotel was nice, the pick up from the airport was fast and efficient as was the trip to the hospital. 

Communication is fast efficient and accurate. The standard of English is good and is certainly way much better than my Czech! But some slight confusion steps in at times but were very quickly resolved. At the hospital a few things that would have helped, tv that had at least one English speaking channel. The staff at the hospital were great, Milan especially so.the medical staff were really nice and explained it all very well. 

The only things on exit that would have been nice would have been instructions in writing for the medication and a taxi back to the airport included in the price even if this was added to the price.  

Payment, It wasn’t clear that paying by card was in Czech Krouna which wasn’t a major problem but I would have rather pay the whole lot in either Krouna or Euros so I could keep a tally on cost. This is just a personal thing and certainly didn’t detract from the service. 

All in all it was a great experience l, I would recommend your service to other without hesitation and if the weight loss continues at this rate will be a much thinner me look forward to seeing you in about a years time. 

Carol, UK

Weight loss procedures
October 2017
I have had 2 weeks of after procedure. Just having bland soups and...

I have had 2 weeks of after procedure. Just having bland soups and ice lollies. My weight is now 75kg, down from 80kg. Thank you for all your help, the clinic was very professional and I am very happy with the service. 

David, UK

Weight loss procedures
June 2017
Everything was a complete success and best of all for me the weight...

Everything was a complete success and best of all for me the weight is continuing to come off. I arranged this procedure at quite short notice. Thanks to you the whole process was made very simple and you kept me well informed about what was happening at each stage. It was great to be picked up at the airport on arrival and taken directly to my hotel of choice. The hotel (Exe City Park) was really good with very friendly and helpful staff. I was obviously nervous the next morning when I met you. It was great to be accompanied by you to the clinic. As far as the clinic was concerned, all of the staff were friendly, professional, very helpful. The fact that I am English did not cause a problem and I knew what was going on all the time. As far as the procedure is concerned there is not much I can say as I don’t really remember it. All I can say is I never suffered any problems apart from nausea which was to be expected. The clinic provided me with a full report including photographs to give to my Doctor at home I felt pretty rough for the next couple of days but, thankfully that has passed now and I am continuing to lose weight. You told me before I came that Prague was a beautiful City. You were absolutely right. My wife and I did a lot of walking and riding the tram. I was stunned how lovely it was and spotlessly clean. We are very much looking forward to going back. Thank you personally, and the team at Medical Travel for making this a trouble free trip. I would highly recommend coming to Prague for a medical procedure, my experience has been faultless.

Michelle, UK

Weight loss procedures
May 2017
I seem to be recovering well after gastric balloon and the weight is...

I seem to be recovering well after gastric balloon and the weight is coming off!.

I was very impressed with medical travel and would happily recommend them to anybody. Everything went smoothly and went to plan I was met from the airport and taken to my hotel and collected by you the next morning as planned. The hospital staff were friendly and reassuring and the room was very nice too.

Travelling alone I was very apprehensive but once in the hospital I felt much better and am pleased to say there was no negative points about the whole experience for me. 

I would like to thankyou too Richard for your email communication and reassurance from day one of deciding to go ahead with the treatment. Many thanks! 

Rob, UK

Weight loss procedures
August 2015
The idea of travelling to another country to have surgery can be a...

The idea of travelling to another country to have surgery can be a daunting one. I wasn't sure if it was the right thing to do or whether I should save up more money and have the surgery in the UK so I naturally had nerves about the whole situation. That was until my initial email query was picked up by Erika who then became my primary contact at Medical Travel Czech. Every question I had whether it was about hotels, the surgery, the recovery, the currency, how to get to and from the airport; everything that I needed to know, Erika had the answers for me whether it was day or night. She was a constant source to reassure me as I planned every detail of my trip and with every response, I felt more confident that I was making the right decision in going abroad for surgery.

From the moment I landed in Prague, I was looked after. I was picked up at the airport, taken to the door of my hotel, met in person by Erika the next morning and then escorted to the clinic. After the surgery, I was out and about within a day or two with Erika checking in by email to see how I was doing right up until I left Prague and even after that she has remained in touch to see how I have progressed. Erika was a complete star and my words are insufficient to describe how helpful she was throughout the process.

I found the service professional, discreet and great value for money. Knowing what it was like before I decided to go through with it, nervously reading reviews and questioning whether it was a good idea or not, I can now say without doubt that I would highly recommend going abroad to have surgery.

A little over four months later and I am happier and healthier than ever before, all thanks to Erika and Medical Travel Czech.

Mel, UK

Weight loss procedures
August 2015
Erika, just a note to say thank you for all you did. It was a very...

Erika, just a note to say thank you for all you did. It was a very exciting time for me. I've lost a lot of weight and inches in such a short time. THANKS TO THE DR'S