Book Your Gastric Balloon Placement in St Helens
As CQC registered providers, the team at Allure Weightloss are leading gastric balloon providers in St Helens. From our St Helens placement centre we provide patients with the state-of-the-art Allurion Balloon. This gastric balloon is swallowable, and passes naturally at around the 16 week mark, making this an often more-comfortable option over the Orbera 365 and BiB (speak to our team for their availability at our other clinics). Alongside your gastric balloon placement in St Helens, we provide our patients with HCPC registered Dietitian Care and support from a Bariatric Nurse as standard.
About the Allurion Balloon Clinic
The Allure Weightloss Gastric Balloon Clinic in St Helens 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 Allurion Balloon placement conducted as close to home as possible.
The Swallowable Gastric Balloon Pill
As touched on, this is a state-of-the-art medical weight loss device. With the Allurion Balloon you can expect to lose 10 – 15% of your total body weight on average alongside the Allure Weightloss Programme of Dietetic Care. It is important to remember that the Allurion Balloon, as with all gastric balloons, is a not a solution but a tool. You need to work with the balloon in order to create new habits and lifestyle choices that will help you maintain weight loss for the long-term. We will be with you to help you develop those conscious changes, and implement them whilst the gastric balloon takes up around 60% of your stomach.
Described as a ‘holiday from hunger’, the Allurion Gastric Balloon comes complete with a Bluetooth scale and smartwatch for you to track your progress.
As with any gastric balloon, you will experience temporary discomfort. This is because your body is trying to reject the foreign object now in your stomach. It is important to remember that this is completely natural and will pass. It is completely possible that after some time you won’t even be able to notice it, other than how quickly you feel full.
Gastric Balloon Aftercare Programme
The Allurion Balloon Programme in St Helens 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!
GMC Registered Consultant
As with all our clinics, our consultants are handpicked for their experience and expertise. Our Allurion Balloon consultant in St Helens is Dr Ash Bassi. Dr Bassi is a clinical director for gastroenterology and a member of both the British Society of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastroenterology.
Get in Touch
Speak with a friendly medical weight loss specialist at Allure today to discuss your Allurion Balloon placement in St Helens 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
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.