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Weight Loss Balloon

Weight Loss Balloon

The Intragastric Balloon is a simple and effective, non-surgical tool to help you lose weight and aid your transition to a healthier lifestyle.


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Patients with a Request Form or letter of referral wishing to make an appointment should call us on: 020 7078 3802 or email us at: gi.unit@hje.org.uk

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Weight Loss Balloon

The Intragastric Balloon is a simple and effective, non-surgical tool to help you lose weight and aid your transition to a healthier lifestyle.

A soft, saline filled silicone balloon is placed in the stomach for six months to partially fill it and promote a feeling of fullness. It will make you feel less hungry and feel fuller quicker after small meals.

Most diets rarely succeed alone because they do not change long term eating habits and often become a cycle of losing and gaining weight – the yo-yo effect. The Intragastric Balloon is different. By reducing your body’s urge to overeat for a prolonged period of time, it allows you to steadily make positive lifestyle changes, which stay with you after the balloon is removed.

It is suitable for patients with a BMI over 27 who are classed as overweight or moderately obese.

If you do not want or don’t qualify for more drastic measures like surgery, the Intragastric Balloon offers you a chance to lose weight and establish a healthy lifestyle.