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Weighs only 10g
Reduced side effects
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Balloon Options To Help you Achieve your Goal

The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss solution. It’s ideal if you need more than a diet but don’t qualify for or want weight loss surgery.

There are different balloon types and which you choose will depend on your preferred placement method, duration and budget.

It works as a portion control tool and when filled with saline, occupies space in your stomach. You’ll feel satisfied sooner and with less space for food, you can reduce portions and make better food choices.

It is implanted from 4-12 months (depending on balloon) and when removed, your stomach and digestive system remain unchanged.

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Am I eligible?​

There are many eligibility factors to consider but we generally offer a gastric balloon to those aged 18-70 with a body mass index (BMI) of 27-50kg/m2

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Admission: You will not be admitted to hospital. You will simply attend for a 20 minute outpatient appointment in an X-Ray suite.

Sedation: There is no sedation required for the procedure.

The procedure: You will swallow the balloon capsule with a glass of water. It is attached to a long thin catheter (tube) which is guided down your throat. An X-Ray will confirm the correct position of the balloon in the stomach. The balloon is filled with saline and a second X-Ray will confirm the placement before the balloon is detached and the catheter removed.

Discharge: As you haven’t been sedated, you will be able to drive yourself home.

Implantation: The balloon stays in place for approx 4 months /16 weeks at which point it will spontaneously deflate. 

Removal: There is no removal procedure or return to the hospital. The balloon will naturally pass through the digestive tract.

The cost of our swallowable gastric balloon procedures starts from £4,199. This includes the placement, required medication, digital scales, activity tracker and industry-leading aftercare.

Allurion: Average weight loss is 10-15%* of your starting bodyweight

Allurion Plus+: Average weight loss is between 10-22%* of your starting bodyweight 

Our endoscopic balloons offer a safe, minimally invasive way to achieve your weight loss goals.

Admission: You will be admitted as a day case patient at your chosen hospital and taken to an endoscopy suite.

Sedation: You will be sedated for the 20 minute procedure and semi-conscious throughout. It is not a general anaesthetic.

The procedure: The consultant will check the health of your stomach with a camera. Then using an endoscope (long tube), the soft deflated balloon slides through your mouth, down your throat and into your stomach. Once filled with saline (BIB & Orbera) or air (Heliosphere), the balloon is detached and the tube is removed.

Discharge: You’ll be in hospital for 3-4hrs, no overnight stay. Due to sedation, you can’t drive so need someone to take you home.

Implantation: The balloon stays in place for up to 12 months at which point we’ll contact you to book your removal procedure. 

Removal: As a repeat procedure to insertion, you will be sedated whilst the balloon is emptied and removed endoscopically.

The cost of our endoscopic gastric balloon procedures starts from £4,399. This includes the insertion, removal, required medication, digital scales and industry-leading aftercare.

Heliosphere: Average weight loss is between 10-18%* of your starting bodyweight

BIB: Average weight loss is between 10-18%* of your starting bodyweight

Orbera365: Average weight loss is between 15-20%* of your starting bodyweight

Swallowable Balloon £4,199

The revolutionary Allurion Balloon does not require endoscopy or sedation. In a 45min outpatient appointment, the capsule is swallowed with a glass of water and, when confirmed by xray to be in the stomach, filled with saline. The balloon stays in place for 4 months before the valve opens allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally. No removal procedure needed.

BMI

27-50kg/m2

Weight loss

10-15% of bodyweight*

implantation

4 Months

Looking for a swallowable balloon with a longer duration and greater weight loss? Our Allurion Plus+ offers two balloons placed sequentially with the second half price!

The first balloon is placed as per the Allurion and 2 months after it passes, a second balloon is placed for a further 4 months, giving a fresh boost to your weight loss.

BMI

27-50kg/m2

Weight loss

10-22% of bodyweight*

implantation

8 Months ( 2x 4 Months)

Endoscopic Balloon £4,399

Exclusive to Gastric Balloon Group, the Heliosphere Balloon is implanted in just 20 minutes via endoscopy. Filled with air, its lightweight design significantly reduces post-implantation nausea and vomiting, resulting in a more comfortable experience throughout. The balloon lasts 6 months, before being removed in the same way.

BMI

30-50kg/m2

Weight loss

10-18% of bodyweight*

implantation

6 Months

Endoscopic Balloon from £4,599

The BIB balloon has been used for over 20 years with a long history of safety data. In a day-case procedure under sedation for your comfort, the balloon is fed through your mouth using an endoscopic camera and tube and when in the stomach, is filled with saline. The balloon stays in place for 6 months until removed endoscopically in the same way.

BMI

30-50kg/m2

Weight loss

10-18% of bodyweight*

implantation

6 Months

Endoscopic Balloon from £4,799

The Orbera365 built on the success of the BIB by offering a longer implantation. It’s ideal if you need more time to make the required changes to your eating and lifestyle habits. 

As with the BIB the Orbera365 is implanted in a day-case procedure under sedation. The balloon is fed through your mouth using an endoscopic camera and tube and when in the stomach, is filled with saline. The balloon stays in place for 12 months until removed endoscopically in the same way.

BMI

27-50kg/m2

Weight loss

15-20% of bodyweight*

implantation

12 Months

Included in all gastric balloon packages

A science-backed solution to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Gastric Balloon

Your package includes everything you need to get the best outcome from your gastric balloon journey

Dedicated Support

Our registered Dietitians, Health Coaches and support team are here to help you achieve your weight loss goals

Digital Tools

Change your habits and relationship with food with on-demand classes on diet, fitness, mindfulness and habit change

Don’t just take our word for it, we’re proud to share the stories of our real patients, who achieved their goals with the help of Gastric Balloon Group.

Helena Lost 2 stone

With the Allurion balloon
When I'd normally give up, the balloon was the reminder to keep going, i'm so glad I had it
Helena's full story

Kat Lost 6 stone

With the Orbera balloon
Since my balloon removal, I've not just sustained my weight loss but continued to lose another stone!
Kat's full story

Tina Lost 3 stone

With the Orbera balloon
The balloon has helped me completely change my life style I make better food choices and regularly work out now
Tina's full story

Warranty Against Balloon Rupture

FREE
  • Exclusive to Gastric Balloon Group
  • Available on all our balloons
  • Protection against rupture

30 Day Early Removal Warranty

£ 249
  • Exclusive to Gastric Balloon Group
  • Available on all our balloons
  • Starts on the day of placement

Benefits of Choosing Us

Medical Experts & Specialist Aftercare

GMC registered Doctors, specialist Bariatric nurses and emergency helpline

GBG App and Connected Scales

Sync scales & track results with pocket weight loss coach app

Peace of Mind Warranties

Free replacement if balloon ruptures or refund if balloon removed early

Virtual Fitness Classess via App

100s of classes to do at home. All fitness levels and activity types

Nutrition & Behaviour Change Support

1-1 with Dietitian and Health Coach. Recipes and food tracker on App

*Compared with dieting, research studies show that a gastric balloon programme can help you lose 3 times more weight than by following a diet and exercise alone. Results and benefits do vary and are different for each individual. As such, Gastric Balloon Group cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.