A gastric balloon allows patients to make lasting habit changes whilst fending off the feeling of hunger. It works by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and reducing production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin. Designed to sit in the fundus area of the stomach, the Orbera 365 is FDA approved to stay in place for up to 12 months, at which point it will need to be removed the same way it was placed: via a simple endoscopic procedure. Your typical Orbera 365 patient will lose between 10 – 18% on average.
Every gastric balloon placement with Allure is overseen by a qualified and experienced consultant gastroenterologist or surgeon. These take place across our twelve (and counting) gastric balloon placement centres in England and Wales. All members of the team are carefully selected for their dedication to patient care and providing the highest standards of service.
What is an Endoscopy?
An endoscopy is a straightforward, non-surgical procedure and placement of the balloon should take no more than 20 – 30 minutes. An endoscopy takes place trough the mouth and down the throat. Patients are given a light sedative to help them remain comfortable. The necessity for an endoscopy makes the Orbera 365 a flexible option for patients who may want the balloon out at any point within the 12 month FDA approved period.
Other Gastric Balloons
We also provide the Allurion gastric balloon to patients across the UK. This balloon is swallowable and has an average weight loss of between 10 and 15%. Staying in the stomach for around 16 weeks, it is designed to deflate and pass naturally through the body. The initial placement involves swallowing a capsule attached to a catheter, and two x-rays to confirm proper positioning and placement. This takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Private Bariatric Surgery with Allure
Allure are also proud to offer patients weight loss surgery in the form of the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Revision surgery is also a possibility for eligible individuals. These surgeries are performed privately and by doing so you get to avoid lengthy waiting lists and receive access to some of the best bariatric talent that the UK has to offer.
Book Your Gastric Balloon Consultation
Speak to a patient advisor today to discuss your medical weight loss options in more detail and to book a consultation. Call 0345 512 0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, get in touch via our contact form.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of medical weight loss in the UK.