As far as medical weight loss programmes go, we are proud to say ours have been tried and tested, making them trusted by GMC registered Consultants, Dietitians, and patients alike. Gastric balloons are an alternative to bariatric surgery and function as a non-permanent tool to facilitate weight loss. As non-invasive procedures requiring little more than a 30 minute procedure, gastric balloons are designed so that they won’t leave patients with any scars for placement or removal.
In fact, gastric balloons are designed to not leave anything behind at all (apart from a healthier self), with a limit of 4, 6, and 12 months in the body respectively. This, of course, differs from bariatric surgery in their very principal, with the gastric bypass and sleeve requiring major alterations to the stomach in order to achieve weight loss over a two year period.
Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Programme
The Orbera 365 is a 12 month gastric balloon available in the UK and globally. With an estimated 400,000 placements over the last 20+ years, the Orbera is a tried and trusted weight loss balloon with FDA approval to stay in the stomach for up to 12 months. If desired, a patient may have the balloon removed at any point before then. The Orbera 365 does require an endoscopy and light sedation to place, meaning you will be required in the clinic for a few hours post-placement for observation. Allure patients can expect an average weight loss of around 10 – 17% of their total body weight.
Alternatively, the 4 month Allurion Balloon is available. This balloon is famously swallowable, enabling patients to forgo an endoscopy at the point of placement. Likewise, it is designed to deflate and pass naturally through the GI tract. With this in mind, and with the fact that the Allurion offers average weight loss expectations of between 10 – 15%, the way in which a weight loss balloon is placed becomes a major deciding factor, including the potential medical complications that come with them.
Whatever you choose, our programmes are accompanied by a series of 1 – 1 dietetic sessions, during which you will be provided with the information to properly work with the balloon regarding your dietary choices. In this respect, you should leave the programme with enough information for long-term maintenance of weight loss in order to sustain your goals.
GMC Registered Consultants
Our GMC registered consultants were handpicked for their experience and expertise. At the top of their fields, our consultants work across our independently registered clinics in the UK to provide patient-focussed care and the best results for our tried and trusted weight loss programme. Our registered consultant will ensure that your gastric balloon placement or bariatric surgery goes as smoothly as possible, drawing from their extensive knowledge and experience.
Speak to CQC Registered Medical Weight Loss Programme Providers
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered company, and as such are dedicated to providing patient-focussed programmes at all times. Speak with a specialist to ensure that you are in the position to make an informed decision based on your medical history and future goals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 512 0094 now.