If you’re looking to reduce feelings of hunger so that you can make effective lifestyle changes for weight loss, a gastric balloon may be the answer. By occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin, gastric balloons have proven a fantastic tool for weight loss. Our patients routinely praise their experiences, which you can find here.
Placed in a quick 15 – 30 minute procedure, gastric balloons are a wonderful tool that have a longer history than you may think. Utilised by patients for around 20 years, the Orbera 365 gastric balloon has been FDA approved. This means that the Orbera can be in situ for up to 12 months and removal can be arranged at any time, making it an extremely flexible option for those that believe they may want it out earlier.
The Differences Between Gastric Balloons
There are two distinct gastric balloon options that we offer at Allure. These are the swallowable gastric balloon (Allurion) and the endoscopic gastric balloon (Orbera 365). Both the balloons function in the capacity that they are designed to reduce feelings of hunger by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and suppressing reduction of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin. Patients can typically expect to lose 10 – 15% and 10 – 18% respectively, but patients such as Sarah have been known to lose up to 23% of their total body weight!
The main differences lie in the amount of time that the balloons can be placed and how it is that the balloons are placed and then removed. The Allurion Balloon is famously swallowable, coming in the form of a capsule around the size of a locket sweet. After around 16 weeks the Allurion Balloon is designed to deflate and pass naturally. The Orbera 365 is FDA approved and can stay in the stomach for up to 12 months. It requires a simple endoscopy at placement and removal.
Find Your Nearest Gastric Balloon Clinic
With independently registered placement centres across England and Wales, you can arrange to be seen at a location convenient to you. From Leeds to London and London to Newport, our clinics are ran by some of the most experienced and talented consultants in the United Kingdom. You can find your nearest clinic online today. Our team has been hand selected for its dedication to patient care. Everyone from our nurses to consultants to dietitians have undergone the rigorous selection process that allows us to provide Allure Patients with an Allure standard of care.
As with any medical procedure, patients should be able to expect a level of support to be available. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide those seeking a gastric balloon placement with us 1 to 1 dietetic and nurse care. This care is provided by trained, registered, and experienced professionals that are dedicated to your health and wellbeing. As an optional extra, patients can also make use of our weight counselling service with Dr Mark Bruce. Learn all about our unique person-centred Aftercare Package now.
If you are looking for a more traditional form of weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery may be an avenue to explore. The gastric bypass and sleeve have long been utilised to help patients lose weight, and are trusted by surgeons across the globe. We utilise some of the most experienced consultant surgeons in the country to help patients realise their dreams. You can learn more by calling today on 0345 512 0094.
Book a Gastric Balloon Consultation
Speak with a dedicated and friendly 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. Either way, a member of the team will look to get back to you as soon as possible.