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Gastric Balloon Specialists

CQC Registered Providers

Book Your Gastric Balloon Near Birkenhead

'It was a new way of thinking of weight loss, an initial kickstart with the long term goal of creating new and healthy habits.'

Expert Providers

As CQC registered providers, the team at Allure Weightloss are leading gastric balloon providers in Merseyside. From our Liverpool placement centre we provide patients with state-of-the-art gastric balloons. Alongside your gastric balloon placement in Liverpool, we provide our patients with HCPC registered Dietitian Care and support from a Bariatric Nurse as standard.

About our Gastric Balloon Clinic

Our Balloon Clinic in Liverpool was handpicked for its dedication to quality and care. Based at Fairfield Independent Hospital, this location makes it perfect for those in Merseyside and the surrounding areas, ensuring we can get your Gastric Balloon placement conducted as close to home as possible.

Allure Consultant Dr Ash Bassi
Dr Ash Bassi, Allure Consultant for Liverpool

Our Gastric Balloons

 A gastric balloon procedure suppresses the appetite by taking up space in your stomach and reducing the production of ghrelin, the hunger hormone. On average, our patients will lose 10-15% of their body weight, with the help of our dietitian’s lifestyle and diet advice. The gastric balloon is a weight loss tool that helps you make changes to your lifestyle allowing you to lose weight quickly and effectively.

The Orbera 12-month Gastric Balloon

The Orbera 365 requires two visits to our placement centre in Merseyside for placement and removal. The gastric balloon may be in place for up to 12 months, with early removal available if you feel it is no longer necessary to maintain your weight loss.

The BIB 6-month Balloon

The 6 month gastric balloon will require two visits to our Liverpool Gastric Balloon clinic, one for placement and another for removal, each conducted by a GMC Registered Consultant Surgeon that has been handpicked for their knowledge and expertise in their field. 

Gastric Balloon Aftercare Programme

Our Gastric Balloon Programme in Merseyside is completed by a unique Aftercare Programme. As much as any part of the programme, it is essential you comply with the aftercare programme in order to make those essential lifestyle and habit changes that will help you to keep the weight off!

Speak to a Specialist

Speak with a friendly medical weight loss specialist at Allure today to discuss your balloon placement in Merseyside. Call us on 0345 512 0094 or fill out our enquiry form below. Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of gastric balloons.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon is a non-surgical and short-term (temporary) weight loss device. A smooth, soft saline-filled balloon (about the size of an grapefruit) is placed in your stomach, allowing you to control your portion sizes by filling space in your stomach. By following professional health and wellness advice, you can adopt good healthy eating habits and change your lifestyle so you can lose weight quickly and keep it off long term.
Are gastric balloons safe?

Gastric balloons have been used in the management of obesity for over 20 years. Over this time they have evolved in shape, size, and design resulting in a modern, durable product, which is now well established as a safe weight loss procedure. Over 277,000 ORBERA® balloons have been placed worldwide.

How do gastric balloons help people lose weight?
Once in place, the gastric balloon is filled with saline to partially fill the stomach so that they may consume smaller portions of food. Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight long term.
What are the possible side effects associated with the gastric balloon?
It is very likely that the presence of the balloon in the stomach will cause nausea or vomiting after placement. In some patients it may last one to two weeks. Your HCP may prescribe medication to help minimize these potential effects. Patients will need to immediately contact their physician for any severe or unusual symptoms.
What is body mass index (BMI)?
The most widely used measurement for obesity. The BMI approximates body mass using a mathematical ratio of weight and height [(weight in kg ÷ height in meters) or (weight in pounds ÷ height in inches x 703)]. A BMI of 30 or more is regarded by most health agencies as the threshold for obesity. A BMI of 40 or more generally qualifies as morbid obesity. However, note that BMI measurements in body-builders and athletes may not be accurate determinants of obesity because the BMI does not distinguish between muscle and fat.