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Dr Spiro is proud to partner with Allurion to be the sole regional provider as a treatment option available to treat obesity, where a patient may not qualify for surgery or as an alternative to surgery where appropriate. Gastric balloons are used widely to provide more substantial and sustained weight loss than diet and exercise alone.

Gastric Balloon

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The Allurion Balloon is a new approach to weight loss. It does not require surgery, endoscopy,* or anaesthesia. The Allurion Balloon takes up space in your stomach, increasing the feeling of fullness and slowing the passage of food. This gives you the chance to take a "honeymoon from hunger", make healthier dietary choices, and avoid the cravings that often come with regular diets. 

The balloon is swallowed during a brief 15-minute walk-in procedure. Approximately 16 weeks later, it deflates and passes out naturally.* It’s a convenient and safe way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. On average patients lose 10-15% of their body weight thanks to the Allurion Programme.1

*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may be vomited at end of residence or require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.
1. Ienca et al. Obes Surg. 2020 Apr;30, 3354–3362. 2. Ienca, presented at TOS Obesity Week, 2020


The Procedure

The balloon is placed in your stomach during a brief 15-minute consultation with Dr Spiro. You swallow a capsule that contains the balloon attached to a thin tube. You will have an X-ray to make sure the capsule is in the stomach prior to filling. Once in your stomach, Dr Spiro will use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid. You will have a second X-ray to confirm the balloon is fully filled in the stomach. Dr Spiro will then gently remove the tube and you’ll be on your way.

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The Program

The Allurion Programme provides you with ongoing weight loss over 6 months and combines:

  • A state-of-the-art gastric balloon.

  • The Allurion Connected Scale and Health Tracker, connected to a mobile App to track and support your achievements.

  • A team of experts to support your personalised nutrition and exercise plan.

The Benefits

Allurion Gastric Balloons are non-surgical, impermanent and don’t require manual removal. That means there’s no recovery time and none of the usual risks associated with endoscopy, sedation or anaesthesia. 

Allurion Balloons enable most people to lose 10-15% of their total body weight but there are other advantages too. Working with our healthcare team will allow you to change your nutrition and exercise habits as part of a healthy and holistic approach to losing weight.

A temporary balloon does not mean temporary weight loss. The Allurion Programme has shown that up to 95% of average weight loss may be sustained 1 year after the balloon exits the body.1

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Ask Dr Spiro today about joining the world's fastest growing weight-loss program.

Please register your interest for the Allurion Program. Please note a referral from your local GP will be required for an initial appointment with Dr Spiro.

Thanks for registering your interest, our team will be in touch to with further information and to arrange an initial consultation.

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