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Gastric Sleeve vs Gastric Balloon: Understanding the Difference

The gastric sleeve and gastric balloon are both available through Allure Weightloss as medical weight loss procedures. These two options have the same goal but are very different in the way that they accomplish that goal. With 13 (and counting) clinics across the UK, our patient advisors can help to ensure you are seen to as close to home as possible.

The Gastric Sleeve

Also known as the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, the gastric sleeve is a popular weight loss surgery in the UK and performed at 3 of our clinics across England. The surgery itself involves removing around 80% of the stomach leaving a banana shaped structure that is roughly the size of a butchers sausage. This limits your food intake and reduces the amount of hunger hormone (ghrelin) that is produced. Gastric sleeve patients can expect to lose around 70% of their excess weight as measured over a two year period.

Allure Weightloss also provide the gastric bypass to patients across the UK.

gastric sleeve diagram showing full stomach and then stomach post-op which is reduced by 80%

The Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon is a weight loss tool available in the UK. This temporary device works by occupying around 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin. Allure Weightloss provide placements of the 12 month gastric balloon, the Orbera 365. Patients can expect to lose 10 – 15% and 10 – 17% of their total body weight respectively.

Gastric balloon on white background

Enquire Online

If you have struggled to lose weight and are looking for medical weight loss intervention, speak to a patient advisor today. Call 0345 512 0094 or email info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form today.

Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of gastric balloons and bariatric surgery in the UK.

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