Allurion Balloon

The Allurion Balloon (formerly the Elipse Balloon) is the world’s first swallowable gastric balloon, with over 40,000 balloons placed worldwide since its launch. The Allurion Balloon requires no surgery, no endoscopy, and no anaesthesia.

Why choose us for Allurion Balloon treatment?

About the Allurion Balloon

Living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy body weight can be a challenge, and for many people, following a diet or exercise regime isn’t an effective or long-term method for losing weight and keeping it off.  

This is where the Allurion Balloon Programme comes in; offering patients the opportunity to kickstart their healthy lifestyle and lose weight safely, under the guidance of our expert Consultant, Mr Ahmed Ahmed, a world-leader in the field of bariatrics and metabolic surgery. Mr Ahmed Ahmed is supported by a team of specialist dietitians to deliver the Allurion Balloon programme.

Consultant GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Mr Ahmed Ahmed, talks to reporter Robin Ross about the Allurion Balloon and how it helps people lose weight and manage, or even cure, their diabetes.

What is the Allurion Balloon and how does it work?

The Allurion Balloon is the first gastric balloon that is swallowed, requiring no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia.  

When the balloon is swallowed and placed correctly in your gut, it helps to reduce your food intake by taking up space in the stomach and preventing you from feeling hungry.  

Removing these physical hunger queues, allows you to focus on your mindset and kickstart new, healthier lifestyle habits.  

On average, patients can expect to lose between 10 – 15% of their total body weight whilst on the Allurion Balloon programme, from a combination of the balloon and the accompanying dietetic and lifestyle advice provided alongside it.  

Throughout the programme, you will receive all the support you need to succeed from your consultant and your specialist dietitian.  

As part of the package of care, you will also receive a biometric scale and a smart watch that monitors your steps, exercise, sleep and heart rate. The scale and watch connect to an app, which you can access on your smartphone or tablet. This enables you to effectively and accurately track your weight loss and body fat percentage.  

Your dietitian and consultant can also follow your progress on the app, allowing them to see how you are doing and if you need any additional support to meet your goals.

The programme is designed for adults over the age of 18, with a BMI of 27+, who wish to lose a moderate amount of weight and change their lifestyle, without undergoing surgery or an endoscopic weight loss procedure. 

The programme is offered at a fixed price of £4,450. For inclusions and exclusions, please see more under ‘Paying for your treatment’.

Our specialist bariatric consultant

The Allurion Balloon programme is delivered by Mr Ahmed Ahmed, Consultant GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Cromwell Hospital.

Paying for your treatment

The comprehensive programme is all inclusive, with the Allurion Balloon cost including:

  • Consultant surgeon procedure fees
  • One pre-op consultation with a specialist dietitian
  • Procedure
  • Three follow-up consultations with a specialist dietician across six months
  • Discharge medication pertaining to the package
  • Any required medications and/or consumables
  • Biometric scale, smart watch, and access to smartphone app.

Excluded from the package price:

  • Initial consultation with consultant surgeon
  • Take out supplies
  • Personal expenses – telephone calls, additional catering, ambulances, etc.

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