A gastric balloon is a temporary tool used to facilitate weight loss. The gastric balloons available through Allure Weightloss include the 4 month gastric balloon, also known as the Allurion Balloon, and the 12 month gastric balloon, also known as the Orbera 365. Each is complete with a celebrated aftercare programme dedicated to helping patients facilitate their long-term success. Expected average weight loss is between 10 – 18% depending on the balloon chosen.
The Orbera 365 12 Month Gastric Balloon
The Orbera 365 requires an endoscopy at placement and removal. The patient will be provided a light sedation for comfort. The only gastric balloon that is FDA approved to stay in the stomach for up to 12 months, the Orbera 365 is popular globally for its ability to reduce feelings of hunger. It accomplishes this by occupying 60% of the stomach, suppressing production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, as well as delaying gastric emptying. Together these provide an avenue for patients to feel more comfortable while implementing long-term changes to their lifestyle and diet. The Orbera 365 is a good choice for patients that need a little longer to make those essential habit changes.
The Allurion Gastric Balloon
The Allurion Balloon is famously swallowable and CE approved. Coming in the form of a capsule, a patient will be encouraged to swallow the device in a 20 – 30 minute procedure with one of our GMC registered consultants. Once in the stomach the patient will have an x-ray, and then the device will be inflated. Another x-ray will confirm that the process has been properly completed and the catheter will be removed. The patient will then be free to go and begin their journey. At roughly 16 weeks the gastric balloon will deflate and pass naturally. Average weight loss is between 10 and 15% with the Allurion Balloon.
13 Gastric Balloon Clinics and Counting
That’s right. With thirteen and counting gastric balloon clinics across England and Wales we can help ensure that you are seen to as close to home as possible. From Leeds to Winchester, Harley Street to Newport, you can find your closest clinic online using our locator tool.
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If you are interested in a gastric balloon placement with experienced specialists, get in touch with a patient advisor today by calling 0345 512 0094 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can get in touch by filling out our enquiry form.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider (rated good) of gastric balloons in the UK.