Book Your Gastric Balloon in Wales
The popularity of gastric balloons in Wales is increasing, especially as public exposure to this medical weight loss treatment grows. Gastric balloons are a fantastic non-surgical alternative to bariatric surgery, enabling patients to make long-term lifestyle changes with a temporary device. Allure Weightloss run a clinic from St Joseph’s in Newport, Wales, enabling our team to provide the high-standards of care that our patients are used to.
The Orbera 365 12 Month Gastric Balloon
The Orbera 365 is a gastric balloon that can stay in the stomach for up to 12 months, leaving patients with the most choice regarding the length of their balloon placement. The Orbera 365 has 20 years of placement and research behind it, concluding an expected average total body weight loss of between 10 and 18%. Weight loss differs between patient to patient, and is dependent on several factors. It is important that patients understand that this is a medical weight loss tool rather than a solution, and this is also why we supply 1 – 1 dietetic sessions with a registered HCPC Dietitian as standard with every placement. The Orbera 365 maximises your chance to make lasting lifestyle changes as it occupies around 60% of your stomach, delays gastric emptying, and reduces the hunger hormone ghrelin.
The BiB 6 Month Gastric Balloon
Similar to the Orbera 365, the BIB requires an endoscopy at placement and removal, differing only in the length of placement being a maximum of six months. Also made of silicone, the BiB is a gastric balloon that is designed to help patients feel fuller for longer in order to make the lifestyle changes associated with maintained weight loss post-balloon.
The Allurion Balloon 4 Month Swallowable Gastric Balloon
The Allurion Balloon is famously swallowable, meaning no endoscopy is required at placement or removal. Once in the stomach, the balloon is inflated will last for around 16 week and then deflate, passing naturally. The Allurion Balloon is composed from polyurethane, not silicone, and has an average total body weight loss of between 10 – 15%. Exactly the same in function once in place, the Allurion Balloon is useful in order to make long-term changes, of course with help from our Dietitian.
Our Gastric Balloon Clinic in Wales
St Joseph’s in Newport is home to an Allure Weightloss Gastric Balloon Clinic, enabling our consultant Mr Nutt to place and remove gastric balloons in Wales. His years of talent, experience and expertise have meant patients are able to feel confident with both the facility and the GMC registered Consultant ensuring their placement day goes as smoothly as possible.
Book Your Gastric Balloon Consultation in Wales
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.