Gastric balloons are fantastic, non-invasive way to successfully lose weight, and the Allurion Balloon Clinic in Liverpool is here to ensure the people of Merseyside can take advantage of them. When all else has failed, and you would rather not go through the permanence of bariatric surgery, gastric balloons offer a break from hunger and a way to change your habits. The Allurion Balloon is one of our balloons and is available at our clinic primarily serving the Liverpool region. Headed by Dr Ash Bassi, the swallowable gastric balloon clinic only requires one visit, and takes advantage of the spectacular private facilities available at Fairview Independent Hospital.
For those readers that aren’t already familiar with the Allurion Balloon, it is a swallowable gastric balloon available to those with a BMI of at least 27. Allure patients typically experience a weight loss of 14% on average, but often reach goals of 17%. This loss of overall body weight is achieved when patients view the balloon as a tool, and work with it alongside our HCPC registered Dietitian for additional support.
Described by one of our consultants as ‘elegant’, the Allurion Balloon differs to its 6- and 12-month counterparts most notably in that in does not require an endoscopy for placement. Famous for being swallowable, the balloon comes in a ‘pill’ form. This pill is attached to a catheter, which one in place, is used to inflate the Allurion gastric balloon. The balloon then lasts in the stomach for roughly 16 weeks and deflates and passes naturally at around that time.
Dr Ash Bassi
Dr Bassi is a medical gastroenterologist with an interest in liminal gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy. He is the clinical director for gastroenterology at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Hospitals Trust, where he was appointed as a consultant in 2005. A member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastroenterology, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Dr Bassi is also an honorary senior lecturer at Liverpool University.
Any gastric balloon placement with Allure Weightloss is completed by a completely unique aftercare programme. A programme centred around dietetic support and nurse care. We are also able to arrange appointments between patients and our weight counsellor, for those that feel like they need it, at an extra cost.
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To get started, speak with a medical weight loss specialist from Allure on 0345 512 0094, or fill out our online enquiry form.