Allure Weightloss have been proud suppliers of the elegant Allurion Balloon since our establishment. Experts in creating specialised weight loss programmes that utilise gastric balloons, we understand the importance of treating patients with the care and transparency they would expect in all medical endeavours. As such, we provide bespoke Allurion Balloon weight loss programmes across the UK, including at our Manchester clinic with Dr John Mason.
Who is Dr John Mason?
Dr John Mason is an experienced consultant that has worked alongside Allure Weightloss in Manchester since we began. Dr Mason is an expert when it comes to Allurion Balloon placements and is a keen advocate of the procedure for the carefully designed simplicity of its placement. Dr Mason qualified from the University of Manchester in 1988 and gained a CCST in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in 1999.
The profiles of all our consultants are available to read on our website here. Each consultant we work with has a wealth of experience in their field and is chosen for their professionalism and extremely high standards in order to achieve excellence.
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The Allurion Balloon itself is unique due to the way in which it is placed. This being that the Allurion is a swallowable gastric balloon. It comes in a pill form, about the size of the locket, and is designed to be swallowed with a glass of water and the oversight of a consultant. The balloon will then be inflated once it is in your stomach and is designed to deflate and pass naturally at around the 16-week mark. This is more convenient, minimising the invasiveness of the procedure as well as your time in the clinic.
The Allurion Balloon procedure generally takes around 20 minutes to complete, including x-rays to ensure the capsule is placed correctly in the fundus (upper stomach) and then inflated correctly too.
This differs drastically from the 12 month gastric balloon available in the UK, which requires an endoscopy and sedation to place.
Our Manchester clinic is based in Stockport. It was specially selected by the Allure Weightloss team due to its dedication to high-quality patient care and high standards of the facility and equipment. The team at Stockport are friendly and will support Dr Mason to make your visit as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
All-in-all, as an Allurion Balloon patient you should expect to be in the clinic for around 20 – 30 minutes before being free to leave.
One thing that are programme is well-known for is the level of aftercare that we provide. This includes regular meetings with a HCPC registered Dietitian as well as a nurse. The importance of this support cannot be understated. A gastric balloon of any kind should be considered a tool for weight loss rather than a solution. With the gastric balloon the patient will be able to develop new, healthier habits for successful weight loss and a more confident self. At Allure Weightloss, we are known for treating patients like people, providing them with regular points of contact for reassurance before and after placement.
It is more than likely that you still have a plethora of questions, and luckily enough we have specialists that can help answer those for you! Whether you are deep into your research or just getting started, the gastric balloon weight loss team at Allure are here for you on 0345 512 0094. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.