Allurion Balloon

Take control of your weight. Take control of your life. With the Allurion Balloon program you get better results with less effort

The Allurion balloon fills your stomach to reduce hunger while you develop new, healthier eating habits.

The Allurion balloon is a weight loss balloon designed as a swallowable capsule, which is then transformed into a gastric balloon in the stomach with the help of a doctor. It is the only gastric balloon that does not require surgery or anaesthesia for placement and removal. The whole procedure takes less than 20 minutes!

Once in the stomach and inflated, the balloon fills the stomach, leading to a decreased sense of hunger – which will help you eat better, less and form lasting habits. You’ll also benefit from dedicated nutritional support Allurion’s Allurion Tracker and Watch and Allurion’s mobile app to guide your weight loss journey and share your success.

Founded in 2009, the balloon and the Allurion weight loss program have helped thousands of people around the world. People have been able to become active participants in their own health, giving them the best chance of success, long-term.

To achieve this, in addition to the Allurion Balloon, you will also benefit from a complete programme to help you change your lifestyle. The programme includes constant support from doctors and a connectable scale for weight monitoring, the monitoring watch and the Allurion mobile app through which the team can monitor you and give you additional advice.

Pierdere greutate

You lose on average 10-15% of your body weight

Sprijin continuu

Continuous support of the medical team

Program cuprinzator

Comprehensive programme without medical complexity

Procedura scurta

Short procedure, maximum 20 minutes


Types of interventions

The latest obesity surgery tailored to each patient.

Gastric sleeve

It is a stomach shrinkage operation that involves removing a large portion of the stomach (about 80%), leaving a much shrunken gastric tube in the digestive tract. The procedure is very effective, both because of the shrinkage and because it removes the portion of the stomach responsible for the formation of a hormone that stimulates the hunger centers. It is performed laparoscopically or classically. Postoperative recovery is rapid, with a hospital stay of 48-72 hours.

Depending on the starting weight, the patient may return to the ideal weight in 1-2 years after surgery. For overweight patients (BMI over 50-60) this type of surgery can be a first step, later completed with a malabsorptive mechanism (gastric bypass). The intervention is followed by an appropriate postoperative regimen and lifestyle improvement. With weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea can regress to full recovery.

Gastric ring

It involves fitting a silicone ring around the upper portion of the stomach. It basically creates a smaller stomach above the ring. The patient will consume smaller amounts of food and will feel satiated sooner. The ring is connected to a small plastic reservoir (port) placed under the skin. Through this port the diameter of the ring is adjusted by injecting saline. The procedure is performed laparoscopically or classically, with a rapid postoperative recovery. Duration of hospitalization 48-72 hours. The results are comparable to those of the gastric sleeve, although slightly inferior. The procedure is reversible. Postoperatively the patient follows an appropriate diet, as recommended at discharge. The ring can remain and maintain its restrictive effect for many years.

Gastric follicle

It is a type of surgery where the stomach is plumped from the outside in. The resulting stomach will have a much reduced volume. The procedure is performed laparoscopically or classically. Hospitalisation for 48-72 hours followed by an appropriate diet. The disadvantage compared to the gastric sleeve is the persistence of the hormonal mechanism, as no part of the stomach is removed. Similar to gastric ring and slightly inferior to sleeve. It is therefore recommended in patients suffering from a more moderate form of obesity. The decision is made after a pre-operative consultation in which the advantages of each method are discussed in detail, tailored to the needs of each patient.

Gastric bypass

Type of intervention recommended for diabetic patients. After this surgery, all patients experience improvement in their diabetes and up to 80% of patients experience diabetes remission. It is also aimed at patients suffering from less severe obesity, grade 1 and 2, due to its excellent effects on type 2 diabetes. It combines the restrictive mechanism (shrinking of the stomach) with the malabsorptive one (short-circuiting of a large part of the small intestine, so that food will meet the digestive juices, which facilitate absorption, only in the last portion of the intestine). The procedure is performed laparoscopically, minimally invasively, followed by very careful postoperative care (adapted diet and regular check-ups). The patient can reach the ideal weight within the first two years after the intervention, once the comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) regress.

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The balloon is concealed in a small capsule that is easily swallowed by the patient. The capsule is connected to the outside by a small catheter, through which we fill the balloon with 550 ml of fluid. Once the balloon is filled, this catheter detaches and the balloon remains in the stomach.

The procedure itself takes 10 minutes, but you may be in our clinic for 1-1.5 hours as we have to explain everything you need to do afterwards.

There may be some side effects of getting used to the balloon. Obviously, we use various treatments to make them as discreet as possible. Patients may experience nausea and abdominal cramping, usually within the first 24-48 hours after placement.

Between 10-20% of the pounds you have. You will receive instructions on your post-placement diet and a nutritionist will assist you in the process.

A few days you’ll have a liquid diet, then a few days of pureed food. We need to give the stomach time to adjust to the balloon. After this period, we return to the diet recommended by the team’s nutritionist.

The procedure can be repeated as many times as necessary, with two-month intervals between the removal of one balloon and the placement of the next. This can help you maximise the number of pounds lost.


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