Book Your Gastric Balloon in Newport
Non-Surgical Weight Loss
Booking your gastric balloon in Newport is an exciting and surprisingly simple process. Lead by GMC registered Consultant Dr Nimal Balaratnam , patients at our Newport clinic can secure a 4, 6, or 12 month gastric balloon placement. Each balloon programme is completed with 1-1 dietetic sessions in order to help transform the way in which you think about food. Depending on balloon and dedication to the programme, Allure Weightloss patients can typically expect to lose 10 – 18% of their overall weight.
The Gastric Balloon Clinic in Newport
Our clinic in Newport was carefully selected for their history of dedication to patient care and overall high standards. Just like all aspects of the Allure Weightloss programme, it was also selected for comfort and convenience, ensuring those local to the South Wales area don’t have to travel too far for their procedure.
Our Range of Gastric Balloons
Our options include the Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon, the BiB 6 month balloon, and Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon in the UK. These are safe, non-surgical devices, that work as a temporary alternative to bariatric surgeries, supporting weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. You can learn more about the individual balloons below.
As well as 1-1 dietetic support, Allure Weightloss patients will also enjoy access to bariatric nurses, and our support team. Likewise, we also offer weight counselling to those that need it. The weight counselling service comes at an extra cost due to the specialism involved.
Speak with a friendly medical weight loss specialist at Allure today to discuss your balloon placement in Newport. Call us on 0345 512 0094 or fill out our enquiry form below.
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.