Our gastric balloon clinics
Gastric Balloon in Edinburgh
We’ve helped over 3,450 people in the UK change their lives with Gastric Balloons. You are in safe hands. We offer procedures from our gastric balloon clinics across the UK, operating only from private hospitals with the highest level of patient care.
While we don’t yet have any clinics in Edinburgh, we have many close by.
Our Nearest Clinic To Edinburgh
St Ellens, Livingston
From Edinburgh city centre, head southwest on Lothian Rd/A700 toward Fettes Row. Continue to follow A700. Take A702 ramp to Hangingshaw. Merge onto A702/Biggar Rd. Turn right onto Riccarton Mains Rd. The clinic will be on the left.
The clinic is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest bus stop is Riccarton Mains Road which is 0.4 miles away. The bus stop is served by the following services: 31, X31
The clinic is well served by public transport, the nearest station is Curriehill Station which is 2.7 miles away
Gastric Balloon Options
Not sure if you're eligible?
Call our patient care co-ordinators on 0800 138 9696 to find out your options
Proud to be an Allurion Centre of Excellence
As the UK’s only specialist gastric balloon provider we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care and support to our patients. That’s why we are proud to be one of the select few clinics globally to be recognised as an Allurion Centre of Excellence
How Does A gastric balloon work?
The gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical solution to help you lose weight* without surgery, pills or diets. It is ideal if you have tried dieting without long term success but you don’t qualify for a surgical procedure or don’t want to resort to a life-changing operation.
We offer the full range of gastric balloons
How Much Does a gastric balloon cost in the uk?
Our gastric balloons start from £4,099. Your gastric balloon package is all inclusive and includes: gastric balloon cost for the implantation, its removal 6 or 12 months later (depending on your choice of balloon) and a comprehensive support package of diet, fitness and behaviour modification support for 12 or 18 months.
As the UK’s only specialist gastric balloon provider, we already offer the most comprehensive package of support to our patients. We are now delighted to add to this package by being the first provider to offer a 30 day money-back early removal warranty for just £199.
Our Payment Plans
Whether you need finance to help with your deposit or to fund the entire cost of the procedure. The price of your gastric balloon package will depend on which balloon procedure you choose so for a personal quote, please call us on 0800 138 9696 to find out which finance options are available
Included in your gastric balloon Support & Aftercare Programme
FREE Digital Scales
All patients receive a free set of digitally connected scales that sync with the Gastric Balloon Group app. Track your progress with ease
FREE Health Tracker
All Allurion (4 month and 10 month) patients receive a free tracker to measure your steps, monitor your heart rate and track your sleeping patterns
Optional Metabolic Monitor
All patients can upgrade to include Lumen. A device to measure your metabolism and help you achieve fat burn for weight loss. Unlock your body’s metabolism with your breath
Gastric Balloon FAQ's
Gastric balloons work by occupying space in the stomach, which helps reduce food intake and promotes feelings of fullness.
Our gastric balloon packages are all inclusive, offering not only the gastric balloon device as a portion-controlled tool but all of the nutritional, fitness, and behavioural support you need. A gastric balloon isn’t a magic pill for weight loss, you need to work with it and be committed to making long term changes to your lifestyle, think of the balloon device as a tool to help you kick-start your weight loss.
Going on holiday with a gastric balloon is usually possible, but it is important to consider any travel restrictions or recommendations provided by your healthcare provider.
Discomfort or mild pain may be experienced in the initial days after gastric balloon placement, but it is generally manageable and subsides quickly.
The first indicator of whether you are eligible for a gastric balloon is your BMI which must be above 27 – 50kg/m2
Yes, you can. An aeroplane maintains normal pressure throughout the cabin, even at high altitudes, so the balloon will not be affected at all. No balloon ruptures.
You should be prepared for the first 3 to 5 days after your procedure to be very difficult; side effects include cramping, nausea and vomiting are normal and should be expected. To minimise the discomfort, it is very important that you follow the instructions of our medical team, drink plenty of fluids and take the anti-sickness medications as prescribed.
The gastric balloon can help limit food intake, but it is still possible to overeat or make unhealthy food choices, so it is important to develop mindful eating habits.
The age limit for gastric balloon procedures may vary depending on the specific guidelines of the healthcare provider, but typically it is recommended for individuals above 18 years of age. And your BMI must be over 27 – 50kg/m2
The measurement for the eligibility of the balloon is via your BMI, which must be above 27 – 50kg/m2 .You can calculate your BMI here
Weight loss varies from person to person, but individuals may typically lose around 10-15% of their excess body weight with the Allurion balloon, 10-22% with the Allurion Plus+, 15-20% with the Orbera365 and 10-18% with the BIB.
Weight regain is possible after the removal of a gastric balloon if healthy lifestyle habits are not maintained. Long-term success requires a commitment to healthy eating and exercise.
The measurement for the eligibility of the balloon is via your BMI, which must be above 27 – 50kg/m2. You can calculate your BMI here.
No, there are 4 types of options that have different durations, they last between 4 and 12 months.
The age limit for gastric balloon procedures may vary depending on the specific guidelines of the healthcare provider, but typically it is recommended for individuals above 18 years of age.
The gastric balloon can help reduce hunger sensations by occupying space in the stomach, but individual experiences may vary.