Gastric balloon procedures are an exciting alternative to traditional bariatric surgeries like the gastric bypass or sleeve, and that is why CQC registration is important. This non-temporary device doesn’t require any incisions to be made, completed either via swallowing a capsule or via endoscopy. But being non-surgical doesn’t meant that they are non-medical and therefor prospective patients need to be careful which providers they go through. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ‘cowboys’ out there, but there are a few ways that you can spot them.
A quick way to assess the professionalism of the provider you are dealing with is whether they are CQC registered or not. A CQC registration is essentially a stamp that verifies a clinic with high standards of practice, and there are levels. CQC stands for the Care Quality Commission, and they operate across England and Wales. They are an executive non-departmental public body established in 2009. You can find information regarding our own CQC registration online here. Ratings range no rating and inadequate all the way to outstanding, so make sure you check before you settle on your choice for a gastric balloon placement in the UK.
Are They Telling You Everything?
Is the gastric balloon provider being clear about everything relating to the gastric balloon procedure you are enquiring about? Does it feel like they may be withholding information? It is important that the gastric balloon provider you are with clearly outlines the symptoms, potential complications, and risks associated with having a gastric balloon. Afterall, this is a medical device that could be in your stomach for up to 12 months. As a patient you need to know everything involved. At Allure Weightloss, we specialise in treating our patients like people first, and are known for our transparency and dedication to providing all the necessary medical advice.
Do They Have Dietitians and are They HCPC Registered?
Gastric balloons are a weight loss tool, not a solution. It is with the right levels of support and understanding that are patients find the success that they do. As such, we offer 1-1 dietetic support with a HCPC registered Dietitian. Similar to CQC registration, it is important that a Dietitian is HCPC registered in order to be able to verify their level of knowledge, understanding, and level of professionalism.
Our Gastric Balloon Programmes
Allure Weightloss offer a range of gastric balloon programmes, complete with a celebrated aftercare programme. These include the Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon, BiB System, and Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon UK.
Get in touch with the team at Allure Weightloss today to discuss any one of our gastric balloon programmes. Simply call a medical weight loss specialist now on 0345 512 0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.