Our Gastric Balloon Clinic in Newport, South Wales, is extremely popular and for good reason. Lead by Dr Nimal Balaratnam, this is one of 12 independently registered Allure clinics across England and Wales. From this clinic we are able to help those struggling with weight loss to regain control through our gastric balloon placements and programmes. Patients can typically expect to lose between 10 – 18% of their total body weight on average, depending on balloon. Gastric balloons should not be mistaken with bariatric surgery, such as the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass.
Dr Nimal Balaratnam is an experienced and talented Consultant Gastroenterologist at our Newport Clinic. Dr Balaratnam graduated from Nottingham university in 1991 and joined the Formerly Specialist Registrar the Welsh Deanery in 1995. Our trusted Doctor in Newport has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 2003, and regularly performs the 12 month gastric balloon and 4 month gastric balloon procedures. Friendly and approachable, Dr Nimal Balaratnam will assess you during consultation, place your balloon, and be there for removal in Newport if applicable.
Weight loss can often feel as though it is an uphill battle. Failed diets, forgotten exercise routines, and lack of time can take chunks out of our ability to lose weight and our morale. Gastric balloons are a great way to take the bite out of weight loss, suppressing production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin. We offer two types of gastric balloon at Allure Weightloss, The Orbera 365 and the Allurion Balloon. Each balloon is placed temporarily for 12 or 4 months respectively.
The Orbera 365
12 Month Balloon
Up to 12 Months in Situ, Non-Surgical Endoscopic Placement and Removal, Nurse Aftercare, Dietitian Support. Minimum BMI of 30 Required.
Four Month Balloon
Around 16 Weeks in Situ, Non-Surgical Placement, Designed to Deflate and Pass Naturally, Nurse Aftercare, Dietitian Support. Minimum BMI of 27 Required.
If you are looking for a longer-term option to help combat obesity, bariatric surgery could be for you. Eligibility criteria is, of course, different, and you would need to have a BMI of at least 35 to qualify for surgery with Allure. We hold our surgeries across three specialist centres in the UK, each hand selected for its equipment and team. These clinics are led by Consultant Surgeons at the top of their field. Weight loss surgery, whilst considered a major surgery, is very safe, and patients can expect to lose around 70% of their excess weight on average.
Don’t make aftercare an afterthought. We have found that patients that attend their scheduled meetings tend to perform better than those that don’t. As such, we provide nurse and dietetic care to all gastric balloon and surgery patients to ensure their recovery and progress is optimised. Should you have any questions regarding how aftercare works, please get in touch by calling 0345 512 0094 now.
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