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How Does the Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon Work?

Unlike the Allurion Balloon, the Orbera 365 gastric balloon is FDA approved to be in the stomach for up to 12 months and requires an endoscopy at placement and removal. A typical patient can expect to lose an average of between 10 – 18% with the Orbera 365. Each placement with Allure is complete with nurse and dietetic care in order to help people achieve this. We also provide weight counselling as an optional extra for those that feel like they may need a little extra support. Allure Weightloss provide gastric balloon placements across our 13 (and counting) clinics in the UK. You can find your nearest clinic here.

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The endoscopic procedure itself will last around 20 to 30 minutes and require a light sedation for your comfort. Once placed you will be observed for two hours before you will be free to leave, after which you will not be able to drive for 24 hours. Initial symptoms range from nausea to cramping and can last for around 3 days. Severity of symptoms varies from person to person and is not measurable, however we find that the more we prepare our patients for this the better they are able to manage them.

As suggested above, the Orbera 365 is a temporary device and non-surgical. FDA approved to be in place for up to 12 months it is also considered the most flexible option in that you can arrange to remove the Orbera at any point before that should you feel comfortable.

Surgical Alternatives to Gastric Balloons

Allure Weightloss are also CQC registered providers of bariatric surgery. Our consultant surgeons routinely offer the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and mini gastric bypass to patients from across the UK. Eligibility criteria applies so speak to a member of our team to learn more about these permanent procedures. If you have already had bariatric surgery you will not be eligible for a gastric balloon but you may still be eligible for revision surgery.

Ask About an Orbera 365 Consultation

The Orbera 365 is a popular weight loss tool offered by Allure Weightloss. Speak to a patient advisor today to discuss all the options available to you and to book a consultation. Call 0345 512 0094 now or email info@allureweightloss.com. You can also fill out our enquiry form.

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

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