The Allurion Balloon is a temporary weight loss aid for adults over the age of 18 who are overweight or obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 27. The Allurion Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification program. Some individuals may not be eligible to receive the [...]
Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the standard medications prescribed by the physician.
Following physician approval, there are no absolute dietary restrictions with the Allurion Program. However, to maximize weight loss and comfort, the nutritionist will make recommendations tailored to each patient.
After approximately 16 weeks inside the stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure*. What happens then? By the time the balloon passes, the patient’s body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energized with [...]
Following physician approval, most people are able to return to normal activity within a day or two, but some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasionally vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the standard medications prescribed by the physician.
Most people are able to swallow the Allurion Balloon without issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their physician, who will guide the balloon into place—still without endoscopy or anesthesia.
The patient swallows a capsule containing the deflated balloon along with a thin tube. Once the balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the balloon is filled through the catheter with 550 ml of water. The placement takes place during a 20-minute outpatient visit.
The Allurion Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia for placement or removal*. The balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After approximately 16 weeks, it empties and passes naturally*.
Simplicity: The Allurion Balloon is swallowed during a brief 20 minute visit. No surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia is required*. Support: Patients receive medical and nutritional support for the duration of the program. Patients also receive a connected scale that allows them to monitor their progress. Results: The Allurion Balloon helps you kick-start your weight-loss journey [...]