Gastric Balloon Surgery / Operation Specialists in the UK and Abroad
For many patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 27 - 35 weight loss sugery is not always available or recommended according to the NICE (National Insitute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, as patients with a lower BMI do not qualify.
The gastric balloon is a soft, expandable intragastric (inside the stomach) device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach. The balloon creates the feeling of being ‘full’ earlier and longer after meals.
The device itself is a soft silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted (without surgery) in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile salt water through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of six months.
The intragastric balloon provides a 6 month kick start to healthy weight loss and is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose up to 10-15kgs but are fearful of surgery, fed up with diets, pills and other weight loss programmes that just haven’t worked.
During those six months (and beyond) you will work together with our support team of weight loss experts on a personalised plan.