Gastric balloons are a weight loss tool utilised globally in order to help encourage weight loss by suppressing feelings of hunger. Available in a number of distinct models, we specialise in placing the Allurion Balloon as well as the Orbera 365. Each balloon provides an average weight loss of between 10 and 15 and 10 and 18% respectively. We have gastric balloon clinics across the UK, but for the sake of this particular article we will be focusing on our facilities in the North West of England.
With obesity costing the NHS between £4.2 and £6.1 Billion every year (this figure is expected to rise to 10 billion should no action be taken), it is no wonder more and more people are looking to turn their lives around with medical weight loss procedures. By reducing our weight we can reduce the impact of often life-threatening comorbidities as well as improve our quality of life overall.
The Difference Between Gastric Balloons
The Allurion Balloon and Orbera 365 are similar in purpose and different in composition and application. Namely, the Allurion Balloon lasts in the stomach for up to around 16 weeks and is designed to pass naturally, whereas the Orbera 365 is FDA approved to stay in the stomach for up to 12 months and requires the steady hand of one of our experienced consultants to place via an endoscopy. Both procedures are non-surgical. There are, naturally, pros and cons to each balloon and a patient advisor will be able to work with you so that you have enough information to make the best decision for you.
Our North West Clinics
Our gastric balloon clinics are based in Liverpool and Manchester (we also have a surgical clinic in Manchester) and they are ran by Dr Bassi, Dr Mason, and Mr Javed Sultan. No matter where you are or who you are tended by, you can rest assured that each of our consultants has been handpicked for their talent, dedication, and experience.
Weight Loss with Allure
Our care team are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality realistic weight loss care pre and post placement. Regardless of what procedure you go for (whether that be the Allurion Balloon, Orbera 365, the Gastric Sleeve, or Gastric Bypass), you can rest assured that our experienced and talented team will be on hand to make sure everything is going as smoothly as possible. You can find more information about aftercare here.
Gastric Balloon Cost UK
Please find information detailing gastric balloon cost in the UK with Allure here.
Speak to a patient advisor at Allure Weightloss to discuss your options, quote, and booking you in for a consultation. You can enquire online today by using our dedicated contact form. Alternatively, you may call 0345 512 0094.