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Extraordinary Gastric Balloons for Weight Loss



How do Gastric Balloons Work?


A gastric balloon is best viewed as a weight loss tool. It will help you lose weight, and it does that by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing production of the often troublesome hunger hormone known as ghrelin. By restricting the amount you want to eat, you will begin to lose weight naturally. This is especially the case within the first month, where 50% of total weight loss typically occurs. With reduced feelings of hunger, patients are satisfied with less, and can spend time rebuilding habits.

By rebuilding habits surrounding foods patients are given the opportunity to maintain and build on their weight loss post-placement. Our dedicated gastric balloon dietitian will help you to do this, and is included as part of our aftercare package (which also includes access to our clinical nurse, Haley).

There are some key differences between each balloon that we offer, but it is important for those exploring their options to consider that gastric balloons are non-surgical and are therefor not classed as bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is permanent, and requires life-long lifestyle changes in order to be considered successful and safe. If you are interested in bariatric surgery, get in touch today by calling 0345 512 0094.

We currently hold 12 clinics across England and Wales, and as a CQC registered provider we ensure each one has been hand selected for its dedication to high-quality patient care and their access to the appropriate medical facilities and equipment. So dedicated are we to the care of our patients, we do not rely on apps to help you feel supported. Instead you have the appropriate level of access to and care from the relevant experts.

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The Orbera 365 is an FDA approved gastric balloon available in clinics across England and Wales. With patients being able to keep the balloon in place for up 12 months, the Orbera 365 is one of our most flexible options with patients being able to arrange removal at no extra charge at any point before the 12 month cut-off. It’s for this reason that the Orbera is known commonly as the 12 month gastric balloon in the UK, and is one of the most popular balloons world-wide boasting over half a million placements.

The Orbera 365 is non-surgical, requires only a short endoscopy at placement and removal, and prices start at just £4750 for a comprehensive package.

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Famously swallowable, and thus commonly dubbed the ‘swallowable gastric balloon’, the Allurion Balloon is popular with those individuals who don’t want an endoscopy. Once inserted, Allurion Balloon patients will be free to travel home and can expect to lose between 10 – 15% of their total body weight over a 16 week period.

At around 16 weeks the balloon is designed to deflate and ‘pass naturally’.

Despite its relative ‘simplicity’, this is still a medical procedure, and as will all medical procedures eligibility does apply. Allurion Balloon costs start at £4200 for a comprehensive package.

gastric balloon patient testimonial

I would definitely recommend the balloon, it was brilliant. It was an amazing journey, I got to my target weight and more. I’m well happy. “.

Gillian lost 20.31% of her total body weight!

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