Expert Dietitians

All of our programmes include 1-1 sessions with our registered Dietitians, as standard.

Our dietitians are HCPC registered, members of the British Dietetic Association and work daily with bariatric patients. They are continually monitoring your progress and are committed to helping you maximise your weight loss journey with a gastric balloon.

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Pre-Placement session

Prior to your placement, our dietitian will discuss and create a personalised programme with you and identify key areas to work with. They will prepare you for the placement day, immediately after, and for the first weeks after placement before you then go onto your regular sessions.

 

Bespoke Sessions

Our bespoke dietetic sessions are there to help and guide you with your progress so that you can maximise your weight loss with the your Gastric Balloon. By monitoring your progress we can make changes and guide you as you progress. These sessions are crucial and are key to the success of your weight loss journey, so be committed and pro active.

The latest Allurion Elipse study of 509 patients has shown that 95% of the weight lost can be sustained 12-months after the balloon has passed by maintaining the changes made throughout the balloon residence.

 

Key Fact

A Gastric Balloon placement coupled with a lifestyle modification programme that focuses on diet and exercise, results in more weight loss than diet or exercise alone. *1

The graph shows the percentage of patients achieving at least 10% weight loss in 16 weeks. You can see it is much higher for those who have the Allurion Balloon!

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I was going straight to obesity(…) I finished the treatment 6 months ago but I still feel full faster than before. I lost 20 kilos thanks to the Elipse Balloon

Veronique, 50, France in Femme Actuelle Magazine

Post Programme FAQ's

As long as you practice what you have learnt throughout the programme there is no reason for you to put weight back on. In fact studies show that 95% of weight loss can be sustained at 12 months if lifestyle changes are being maintained.

Most people can return to normal activity within a few days. However, many people do experience nausea, abdominal cramping and, occasionally, vomiting after balloon placement for the first three days.

In most cases, your will prescribe commonly used medication to help manage these symptoms as part of the package.

There are no absolute dietary restrictions with the our Programmes. However, to make the most of the programme and maximise your weight loss and comfort, our dietitian will tailor recommendations for you, your body and your weight-loss goals.

With the Allurion Elipse Balloon, after approximately 16 weeks, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally without any medical intervention. In rare cases, at the time of passage, the balloon may be vomited.

Both the BiB and ORBERA balloons are removed via an Endoscopy under light sedation.

Six weeks after your balloon has passed, you can once again have a second balloon, if you feel you really need it. Having two short term balloons with a 6 week gap is far more effective than having a 12 month balloon.

Once the balloon has passed, you will continue to meet your dietitian, and your stomach would have now adjusted to your new eating habits learnt over the course of balloon residence. 


1:Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States