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Allurion Gastric Balloon

No Surgery
No Endoscopy*
No Anaesthesia
Just Weight Loss Results**

Weight loss, with its multifaceted challenges, demands dedication and persistence to achieve lasting and transformative results.

Discover a non-surgical approach to weight loss with the Allurion Gastric Balloon. Opt for this revolutionary gastric balloon, creating a feeling of fullness and providing a unique ‘honeymoon from hunger’ experience.

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How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon weight loss programme work?

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Meet the Allurion Gastric Balloon – The Weight Loss tool you Need!

Your Questions Answered

What is the Allurion Gastric Balloon?

The Allurion Gastric Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia for placement or removal.* The balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit.1 After approximately 16 weeks, the balloon empties and passes naturally.

How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon work?

The Allurion Gastric balloon takes up space in your stomach and induces weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness. This means that you are more likely to reduce the amount of food you eat throughout the day.2

How much weight can be lost with the Allurion Gastric Balloon?

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Programme**, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10 to 15 kg (1.57 to 2.36 stone) over the 16 weeks the balloon is in place.*** 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

What if I want to lose more than 10 to 15 kgs with Allurion?

It is possible to have another placement after your first Allurion Gastric Balloon has passed, this is called a sequential balloon.**** 13 Sequential balloon treatment is safe and effective if additional weight loss is recommended by your doctor. ​In a study of 42 patients, the average weight loss with 2 sequential Allurion Balloons was 22kgs and 22.8% total body weight loss. The maximum weight loss achieved was 48kgs and 40.9% body weight loss in 12 months!14

What happens on placement day?

You swallow a capsule containing the deflated Allurion Gastric balloon, attached to 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. A second X-ray is done, to make sure the balloon is filled. The placement requires a 20-minute outpatient visit.1

Is the Allurion Gastric Balloon easy to swallow?

Published data has shown that 99.9% of people succeed in swallowing the Allurion Gastric Balloon. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule on your own, your healthcare professional can assist you by gently stiffening the catheter with a thin wire.4

What are the possible side-effects after balloon placement?

Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well controlled with the commonly used medications prescribed.7, 12

Can I return to normal activities after placement?

Following healthcare professional approval, most people return to normal activity within a day or two, however some people may experience side effects for longer. It may be a good idea to book a few days off work after your balloon placement, just in case, or have the balloon placed on a Friday so you have the weekend off.

How is the Allurion Gastric balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through your gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.* However, in a very small number of patients, the empty balloon may be vomited. No associated adverse events have been reported if this occurs.

Are there any dietary restrictions during the Allurion Gastric Balloon Programme?

Your nutritionist and healthcare team will tailor some recommendations for you to increase your success and well-being during the Allurion Gastric Balloon Programme.

What happens after the balloon has passed?

At the end of the Allurion Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study with 509 patients showed that 95% of average weight loss with Allurion can be sustained at 12-month follow up.15

Is the Allurion Gastric Balloon better than diet alone?

A recent clinical study has shown that when coupled with a 16-week intensive lifestyle modification (nutrition and exercise programme), the Allurion Gastric Balloon leads to significant weight loss when compared with lifestyle modification alone. The percentage of patients achieving 10% of Total Body Weight Loss at 16 weeks was 72% with Elipse vs 8% with diet and exercise alone.3 **

Will it be obvious to others that I have the Allurion Gastric Balloon in my stomach?

The Allurion Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Programme is a discrete experience. Unless you tell people, no one will know you have had the balloon placed. There is no need to tell family, friends, or colleagues about Allurion, unless, of course, you want to!

How much does the Allurion Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Programme cost?

Allurion is more than ‘just a balloon’. It’s a fully supported weight loss programme to help you change your approach to losing weight—and to keeping it off.
The price of the Allurion Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Programme is €3,195.
Contact us at info@persona.com.mt to book an appointment with our Consultant Surgeon or to ask for further information.

Our specialists

Ms Betty Sarsero

Allurion Programme Nurse

In rare cases, the Allurion Gastric Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. In rare cases, the empty balloon may be vomited instead of passing through the GI tract.

**The Allurion Gastric Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification programme. Allurion advises a 6-month follow-up programme. Its duration is defined by the physician and may vary depending on the physician and patient profile.

***Results may vary from one patient to another. A small percentage of patients don’t respond to the treatment.

****Eligibility for a sequential Allurion balloon is evaluated at the time prior to each placement to ensure you still meet requirements

1Clinical Trial Reports: DAA069 and DAA105

2Jamal et al. Obes Surg. 2019 Apr;29(4):1236-1241.

3Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States

4Ienca et al. Abstract 237, presented at IFSO 2019, Madrid, Spain

5Al Sabah, S., et al. SOARD. 2018, 14(3), 311-317.

6Machytka E et al. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb;49(2):154-160.

7Raftopoulos and Giannakou. SOARD. 2017 Jul;13(7):1174-1182.

8Genco et al. Obes Surg 2017,DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2877-1

9Al-Subaie S et al. Int J Surg. 2017 Dec;48:16-22.

10Ienca et al. Submitted to SOARD. Abstract A278, presented at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

11Genco et al. Abstract A185. Oral Presentation at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

12Abu Dayyeh BK. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015; 82(3):425-438

13Please read the Allurion balloon IFU for further information: https://www.eifu.online/LAB/02

15 Ienca et al. Presented at TOS 2020

16Ienca et al. Accepted abstract at Obesity Week 2020