Is the Allurion gastric balloon (formerly known as Elipse) right for me?
Gastric balloons, also known as stomach balloons or swallowable balloons, are one of the range of weight loss procedures we offer that restrict your ability to overeat. If you have a BMI over 27 the Allurion gastric balloon could be right for you, particularly if you only need to lose a stone or two and don’t fancy the idea of more invasive treatments like weight loss surgery.
What to expect
Unlike other stomach balloons, the Allurion gastric balloon doesn’t require hospital admission, an endoscopy or an anaesthetic as it is swallowable. The cost of an Allurion gastric balloon is also a lot less than other weight reduction procedures which involve surgery.
It’s a quick 15 minute outpatient procedure performed in the X-ray department, after which you can drive and immediately return to normal activities.
We provide you with a free set of digital scales and a fitness tracker, both of which link to a Bluetooth app on your phone that enables you and our support team to track your progress.
If you already have a Fitbit or Apple Watch, this will also link in to the Allurion app.
You and your support team can message each other over the app and you can even set up remote video consultations with your nutritionist on your phone.