The Allure Gastric Balloon Clinic in Orpington
The Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Procedure in South London
At Allure Weightloss, we put patients first. Gastric balloon placements at our clinic in South London are undertaken by specialists at the top of their fields and overseen by our GMC registered Consultant in the area. Placements are supported by 1-1 dietetic care with a HCPC registered Dietitian in order to help patients maximise and maintain weight loss. This is all part of our distinct and celebrated Aftercare Programme.
The Orpington Clinic
Alongside our Watford Clinic, Orpington is extremely popular for our patients in London and the surrounding areas. Highly regarded and independently CQC registered, it is known for its dedication to high levels of patient care.
The 12 and 4 Month Gastric Balloons
The Orbera 365 is a 12 month gastric balloon designed to facilitate between 10 – 18% total body weight loss (on average). It does this by occupying around 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and suppressing the hunger hormone known as ghrelin.
The Orbera 365 is an FDA approved gastric balloon and is placed endoscopically, meaning you can arrange to have it removed at any point before the 12 months ends should you feel comfortable with your progress and habit changes.
The Orbera 365 requires a BMI of between 30 and 50 to place.
The Allurion Balloon is a famously swallowable gastric balloon and is designed to remain in the stomach for around 16 weeks, at which point it should deflate and pass naturally. Allurion patients typically experience an average weight loss of between 10 – 15% during this 4 month period.
Just like the Orbera 365, the Allurion Balloon works by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and suppressing production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin.
The Allurion Balloon requires a BMI of between 27 and 55 to place.
Gastric Balloon Aftercare Programme
The Allure Weightloss Gastric Balloon Programme is completed by a completely unique Aftercare Programme, complete with Bariatric Nurse, HCPC registered Dietitian, and even the chance to book in a weight counsellor at an extra cost. 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 with a gastric balloon specialist at Allure Weightloss today by calling 0345 512 0094 or filling 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.