Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon

12 Month Gastric Balloon UK

CQC Registered Providers

12 Month Gastric Balloon UK

Leading Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon Providers

Allure Weightloss are leading providers of the 12 month gastric balloon in the UK. Dedicated to the highest levels of patient aftercare, our programmes are supported by GMC registered Consultants at the top of their field. Coupled with support from our nurses and registered dietitians, the Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon is a weight loss device that sees patients achieve an average reduction of 10 – 17% of their total body weight.

The Orbera 365 journey begins with a soft silicone intragastric (inside the stomach) balloon. This 12 month gastric balloon in the UK is temporarily inserted into the stomach without surgery and will create the feeling of fullness after meals.

The Orbera 365 is a weight loss ‘tool’ that stays in your stomach for up to 12 months to help you lose weight, all the while you will aim to learn how to keep it off by understanding new eating habits and being mindful about your calorific intake. This endoscopic gastric balloon procedure has been available for around 20 years, and is considered safe and straightforward. 


State of the Art Weight Loss Programme

Allure Weightloss are CQC registered providers. Our ethical and transparent practices are highly informative and structured, lending to the supported success that our patients experience whilst on their respective weight loss journeys with us. With ten clinics across England and Wales, we are quite literally well placed to help turn your weight loss goals into a reality. 


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Unique 12 Month Gastric Balloon Pathway

Below you can find an informative overview of what one of our patients would expect when undergoing the Allure Weightloss 12 month gastric balloon UK programme. The Orbera 365 is trusted by patients and consultants across the UK, and has helped countless individuals achieve their weight loss goals.

As gastric balloon specialists, we ensure that from pre-placement to removal, the Allure Weightloss team will be on hand to help support your journey. You will navigate the world of gastric balloon weight loss with our bariatric nurses and registered dietitians. We are also able to offer all our patients Weight Counselling with Dr Mark Bruce at an additional cost. 

Our 12 month gastric balloon programme is truly unique in the UK, offering some of the highest levels of available care possible to our weight loss patients in the United Kingdom.

The Orbera 365 Procedure

The Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon is inserted in a deflated state by an endoscopic (via the mouth) procedure. Once inside the stomach the balloon is immediately filled with sterile salt water through a small filling tube (catheter). The balloon has a self-sealing valve and once it is filled the catheter is gently removed. Once filled, the balloon will be too large to leave the stomach.

You’ll be lightly sedated whilst your clinician uses the endoscope to pass the deflated gastric balloon into your stomach.

The whole process normally takes around 20-30 minutes. You’ll rest in the clinic for 1-2 hours for observation before being discharged.


Placement Day

As we always tell our patients, make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to your placement centre! Once this 20 – 30 minute procedure is over, you’ll remain in the clinic for observation until the doctor discharges you – typically between 1-2 hours, although this can vary, so it is best to prepare for that.

Stick to cold liquids in small amounts beginning with a teaspoon, and increase the amount of liquids as you are able. This is particularly important because if you drink large amounts before the 12 month gastric balloon placement there’s a higher risk of nausea and vomiting.

Most importantly, try to keep yourself relaxed. By this point you will have had numerous discussions about the procedure. It is good to remember that the 12 month gastric balloon UK procedures are safe and considered relatively simple. This is, of course, non-surgical.

Week 1: Full Fluid Diet

The first few days might be uncomfortable as the stomach gets used to the presence of the 12 month gastric balloon UK. You may experience further nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhoea and cramping until your body adjusts. These conditions are typically experienced for the first few days and potentially up to about two weeks after the placement of the gastric balloon. 

Our HCPC registered dietitians will provide strict instructions for your hydration regimen during this period. In the days that follow it is critical that you drink plenty of water and avoid eating any solid foods. You should remember that the symptoms you do experience are completely normal, but should contact our team should you have any ongoing questions or concerns.

Week 2: Pureed, Soft and Solid Foods

Your stomach is starting to adapt to the gastric balloon. So this is a time when it’s important to ‘listen’ to your body. The transition from PURÉE to SOLID foods should take approximately one week, but only progress when you can tolerate next stage foods comfortably. Always try to eat slowly, chewing food very well. If you have any further questions or concerns during the first two weeks of your 12 month gastric balloon UK placement, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Allure Weightloss support team or nurse for advise.

Day 1-2

In order to allow your stomach to adjust to the balloon, stick to cold fluids ie water, juice and broth, for the first day or two

Days 3-7

Once simpe fluids are tolerated well, you can begin to introduce different fluids such as protein shakes, yoghurt drinks, skimmed milk and weak coffee or tea (preferably decaffeinated)

Week 2

During the first 2-3 days in week 2 we would expect you to be on semi-liquid food (Purees) and be incorporating soft solids towards the second half of week 2.

3+ Weeks

By the time week 3 comes around, we can expect you to have started introducing solid foods into your diet, introducing them one at a time, eating slowly and chewing your food very well.

The Next 6 Months

After the first two weeks, your body will have adjusted to your Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon and you should now be following a regular nutrition plan.

Your success will now depend on how committed you are to adopting the principles of good health into your daily life. Our dietitian will guide you on your nutrition regimen with calorie restrictions. using the app we provide you with. 

Remember, the Orbera 12 month gastric balloon in the UK is only a ‘training tool’, like stabilisers on a bicycle. The Orbera System gives you a window of opportunity to adapt to the lifestyle changes you must make in order to maintain your ideal body weight.

Remember, you will enjoy support from our HCPC registered Dietitian for 12 months with this Allure Weightloss Programme!

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Removal Day

At twelve months (or perhaps even earlier), the Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon will be removed. Similar to your placement, the gastric balloon removal is a 20-30 minute procedure. The balloon will be punctured and the sterile water sucked up through a catheter. Once deflated, the balloon will be retrieved and removed.

Following removal of the Orbera 12 month gastric balloon in the UK, very few people experience any side effects, but your doctor will keep you in the clinic for a couple of hours following removal so that any sedative effects have a chance to wear off and they can be sure that you are fit to travel home safely. We always recommend bringing a friend or family member with you for support.

12 Month Gastric Balloon UK Eligibility

The Orbera 365 12 Month Gastric Balloon UK System is a 'tool' to help you take control of your weight and give you the kick-start to a healthier lifestyle. Studies show that patients who have undergone the Orbera System procedure are more likely to maintain their weight loss over a longer period of time than compared to diets alone.

In addition, there are certain medical reasons which may mean you are not be eligible for treatment with the Orbera 12 month gastric balloon in the UK. These may include:

Book Your Consultation

Speak with the Allure Weightloss medical specialists today in order to book your consultation for the Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon UK placement. Complete with dietetic care to help you maintain and sustain you goals, our weight loss programme really is one of a kind.

Feel free to call us on 0345 512 0094 or email us on info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, you can fill in our enquiry form by following the link below. Either way, our team look forward to hearing from you.

12 Month Gastric Balloon UK FAQs

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.

  • Average weight loss is bertween 10-17% of your body weight. It is important for you to understand that the balloon is a tool to aid weight loss and must be used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and a behavior modification program. The amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow your diet and adopt long-term lifestyle changes. The ORBERA and BiB® clinical study has shown that weight loss varies from person to person. On average, patients lost 3.1x the weight of those that were on a diet and exercise program alone. In the US clinical study patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs.*

Orbera has been used in over 277,000 cases and reviewed in over 230 published global clinical papers, and a balloon deflation or leak is a very rare event. However, if the balloon should spontaneously deflate, you may no longer feel full after eating. If you suspect this may be the case, notify your Specialist immediately. A simple abdominal x-ray can determine whether either has occurred. If it has, your Specialist will arrange to remove the deflated balloon.

Published clinical studies of ORBERA® have shown that, provided you keep to the prescribed diet and exercise regime, you will maintain weight loss through dieting post-removal. So, if you stick to your new, healthy lifestyle you will be well on the way to maintaining your weight loss.

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 doctor 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.