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What to Expect During an Endoscopy

Like many people doing their research into the Orbera 365 gastric balloon, otherwise referred to as the 12 month gastric balloon, you may find yourself wonder about the fact it does require an endoscopic procedure to place. Although non-surgical, the idea of an endoscopy may be off-putting to many, especially if they having experienced on before. There are, however, many misconceptions when it comes to an endoscopy.

Is an Endoscopy Painful?

In short: no. Endoscopies are typically not painful, especially as patients undergo a light sedation in order to make the process more comfortable. There may be some light cramping during the procedure, but this is normal and only a little uncomfortable. As well as the sedation, a patient is also provided a throat spray that acts as a numbing agent.

How Can I Keep Calm During an Endoscopy?

It is important that you know what you are getting into. By understanding the Orbera 365 procedure you have a better chance of psychologically preparing yourself for everything that is about to happen. Even post-procedure, your initial experience with the gastric balloon will be more positive if you are prepared for the initial side effects, such as cramping and nausea as your body adjusts to the balloon placement.

Relaxation techniques are also a common coping method, especially in the lead up to the endoscopy. Know yourself, your favourite music, points of interest, and try not to concern your mind with what is about to happen. Meditation is a useful way of achieving inner peace.

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Alternative Procedures

Allure Weightloss are also pleased to offer the Allurion Balloon procedure as well as bariatric surgery. The Allurion Balloon is a swallowable gastric balloon but still may require an endoscopy to remove if you elect to have it removed early. The bariatric surgeries that we offer include the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. To discuss your weight loss options, speak with a member of our team today.

Speak to a Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Get in touch with a medical weight loss specialist to discuss your options today. Call 0345 512 0094 or email info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form. Either way, a member of the team will get back in touch as soon as possible.

Allure Weightloss are CQC registered providers of gastric balloon placements and bariatric surgery.

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