Stomach Balloon

Swallowable gastric balloon in fight against obesity

Losing weight is hard, there’s no denying that. But the fight against overweight and obesity just got a little easier, with the advent of the swallowable gastric balloon.

In this Allurion slimming treatment, a small balloon is placed in your stomach, taking up space and making you feel full faster. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for busy people who want to lose weight quickly. And because it does not require surgery, there is no need for a hospital stay or long recovery time.

So if you are looking for an effective way to lose weight, the swallowable gastric balloon may be just the thing.

Losing weight effectively with a gastric balloon

If you are considering a gastric balloon to help you lose weight, you need to know a few things. First, gastric balloons are very effective. Studies have shown that people who use a gastric balloon lose an average of 10-15% of their body weight. That’s significant weight loss!

Second, gastric balloons are safe. There are very few complications associated with gastric balloons. The most common complication is nausea, which is easily treated with medication.

Finally, just placing a gastric balloon is not enough. You still need to eat healthy and exercise regularly to lose weight and keep it off. For this, you will also always be assigned a lifestyle coach in the Allurion program. This coach will help you throughout the program and teach you tools for after the program. For example, the gastric balloon helps you lose weight and lifestyle coaching helps you maintain this weight after the program.

If you are determined to lose weight, a gastric balloon is a great tool to achieve your goals. If you are considering a gastric balloon, schedule a free consultation at Allurion Clinic to discuss your options.

How does the Allurion gastric balloon work?

The Allurion gastric balloon program is a medical innovation and starts with swallowing the capsule. The swallowable gastric balloon is an aid to weight loss. So no endoscopy, surgery or anesthesia.

The gastric balloon is placed in the stomach and takes up about a third of the volume of your stomach. The balloon makes you feel satiated, so you eat less often and smaller portions. The balloon not only suppresses the feeling of hunger (you are literally a little “full”) – the balloon also causes the communication between your stomach and brain to change. A complicated process, but it also makes you less likely to have hunger pangs over time. In good Dutch: have “cravings” less often.

Losing weight fast with a gastric balloon

The balloon will be in the body for 16 weeks after placement. That is also the period when you will lose the most weight. Multiple clinical studies have shown that in just 16 weeks, most people lose 10-15% of their total body weight through the Allurion Program. Up to 95% of this weight loss can be maintained, even beyond 12 months after the balloon is placed, simply by continuing to control the way you eat. And you will be helped with that by your own lifestyle coach who will continue to guide you even after 16 weeks.

What is the average cost for a gastric balloon?

The average cost of a gastric balloon is between 3,000 and 5,000 euros. This includes the cost of the medical intake, gastric balloon placement and aftercare. At Allurion Clinic, the cost of the Allurion program is 4195 euros. This includes not only the aforementioned, but also an intensive and personalized journey with lifestyle coach for nutrition and exercise advice. The track is supported with an Allurion app, so you can use the Allurion bluetooth scale and the Allurion activity tracker to track your progress. This motivates you and helps your coach give personalized advice to maximize weight loss.

Gastric balloons are not covered by most health insurance companies. Often this is classified as cosmetic treatment, which puts them outside of health insurance. On rare occasions, some health insurance companies are willing to issue reimbursement from basic insurance, but this has not yet occurred at Allurion Clinic. To find out if your insurance company will reimburse, contact them directly.

Allurion gastric balloon consultation request

In a free gastric balloon consultation, our doctor and lifestyle coach will assess your eligibility for balloon placement and lifestyle program. If you meet the conditions below, take your first step with the test.



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