The Orbera 365 is a state of the art medical weight loss device, the only gastric balloon that has FDA approval to stay in the stomach for up to 12 months. The gastric balloon is a tool developed to help facilitate weight loss, whilst our dedicated and experienced team provide advice, support, and dietetic care alongside placement. As with any gastric balloon, it is essential that patients make the effort to work with their new and temporary tool in order to better facilitate long-term weight loss through positive habit change.
How do Gastric Balloons Work?
A gastric balloon works by occupying around 60% of the patient’s stomach. Sitting in the fundus, an area located at the top of the stomach, it also reduces the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin and delays gastric emptying. Combined, the gastric balloon therefor induces weight loss as the patient desires to eat less. In a 12 month period, a patient can typically expect to lose between 10 and 18% on average. The Orbera 365 remains the only gastric balloon that is FDA approved to stay in placement for up to 12 month, at which point it will need to be removed. Both placement and removal of the Orbera 365 take place endoscopically and require a light sedation. The Orbera 365 also remains our most flexible choice of balloon, wherein a patient may choose to have it removed at any point during those 12 months.
Why is Dietetic Care Important?
Allure Weightloss make a point to offer several 1-1 sessions with our experienced and talented HCPC registered Dietitian. The Dietitian will ensure you get the support you need to make those necessary lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to your diet. These sessions are aimed at providing a patient with the tools and knowledge necessary to keep off the weight they have lost and maintain their success beyond placement. As part of our celebrated weight loss programme, our dietitians really are a key part of the programme.
Other Weight Loss Options with Allure
Along with gastric balloon placements with the Orbera 365 and swallowable Allurion Balloon, Allure Weightloss are also able to facilitate bariatric surgeries such as the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Each procedure comes with its own set of eligibility criteria, including minimum and maximum BMI requirements.
Get in Touch
If you are interested in an Allure Weightloss Programme, get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 0345 512 0094, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling out our enquiry form.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of gastric balloons and bariatric surgery in the UK.