Gastric balloons are state of the art weight loss technology that are used as tools to support healthy and successful life changes. As leading specialists in the UK, with programmes supported by GMC registered Consultants, we operate out of ten clinics across England and Wales. Regulated by the CQC and rated Good, our team are dedicated to patient-focussed care that is aimed at outlasting the duration of the gastric balloon placement. With help from our HCPC registered Dietitians, our patients work alongside the balloon to transform their eating habits for maintained weight loss.
Our gastric balloons include the 4-, 6-, and 12 month gastric balloon UK options, and provide our patients with the stability and space needed to enforce those lifestyle changes. The balloons do differ slightly, namely in the length of time they are, the length of time you have with the dietitian, and the way in which they are placed. All balloons will leave patients with short-term side effects including nausea, as your body adjusts to the device. These symptoms are completely normal, and we will provide medication that should hopefully help alleviate them for you.
As touched upon, the procedure can differ depending on which gastric balloon you opt for. The 4 month balloon, also known as the Allurion Balloon, comes in a swallowable capsule form that is attached to a catheter. The BIB 6 month and Orbera 365 12 month gastric, on the other hand, require an endoscopy at placement and removal. They also differ slightly in average weight lost. For example, with the Allurion our patients can expect to lose 10 – 15% of their total body weight whilst on the balloon, and those on the Orbera can expect to lose anything between 10 – 17% on the balloon. It is important that all patients recognise that is their adherence to the programme in its entirety that will lead to weight loss success, and not simply the placement of the balloon itself.
Those overseeing the placement of the balloon are GMC registered Consultants. Handpicked, we work with consultants who are at the top of their field. This is to ensure the success of gastric balloon placement and for the comfort and peace of mind of our patients. After placement, you will have access to a bariatric nurse. This nurse will be on hand to help measure your progress whilst on the balloon and provide any medical advice where necessary. All the while, you will be able to speak with our support team of medical weight loss specialists with any questions or queries.
Becoming a part of the Allure Weightloss community is to become a part of an evidence-based programme that works. Surrounded by the support of medical professionals at the top of their game, you will be privy to the best advice to help foster the long-term success of your weight loss. Start your journey with a group that cares about your wellbeing and get in touch with our friendly advisers now.
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