Allurion gastric balloon

Allurion gastric balloon

Allurion. The swallowable gastric balloon weight loss programme

Meaningful weight loss results*

Lose 10-15% of your body weight 1,2

The Allurion (aka Elipse) swallowable gastric balloon is a new innovation in balloon technology requiring no surgery, no endoscopy, and no anaesthesia. Traditionally gastric balloon procedures have involved a 3-4 hour hospital stay for an endoscopic insertion followed by a second visit when it’s ready for removal. Not anymore.

The Allurion swallowable gastric balloon requires no hospital admission, just a 20 minute outpatient appointment. There is no endoscopy to feed the balloon down the throat, you simply swallow the capsule with a glass of water. When its position is confirmed via x-ray, the balloon is filled with a saline solution and the small catheter removed. As no sedation is used, you can even drive yourself home.

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How it works

The swallowable gastric balloon occupies a large area in your stomach and acts as a built-in portion control, helping you to feel satisfied after eating small volumes of food. It stays in place for 4 months until a time-activated release valve in the device opens and the balloon deflates and passes naturally. No removal procedure is required.

360 Support

Included in your Allurion programme are all the tools you need to take control of your weight.

This is why 95% of those who take the treatment have sustained weight-loss after one year.

1. Expert Support Team

The Allurion programme at the MSG is delivered by Mr Michael Van Den Bossche MD MASMBS FRCS FICS who is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. He is supported by a Nutritionist to provide a 4-month, tailored nutritional behaviour-change programme, which is all included in your gastric balloon treatment.

2. Digital Scales

We'll provide you with the Allurion Connected Scale, which offers a complete weight tracking experience for those seeking effective and sustainable weight loss. Monitoring your body composition and BMI is an important way to track your progress and stay motivated.

3. Health Tracker App

Physical activity and sleep tracking are key parts of your weight loss journey, and the Allurion Health Tracker that we'll provide makes it easy by monitoring your steps, exercise, and sleep and syncing effortlessly to the Allurion App. You can use your app to track your progress on-the-go and celebrate your milestones with your friends and family.

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The Allurion treatment, including the balloon itself, the Connected Scales, the Health Tracker app, and the medical and nutritional support throughout the 4-month programme, costs £3,950 (plus an initial consultation fee).

Ways to pay
Simply settle up as normal
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We have partnered with Cherry Godfrey so that you can spread out the cost of treatment
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We work with specific insurance providers to get you your treatment quickly
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*  Results may vary from one patient to another. A small percentage of patients do not respond to the treatment

  1. 1. Ienca et al. Obes Surg. 2020
  2. 2. Vantanasiri et al. Obes Surgery 2020