The gastric balloon (Orbera) is a small, soft silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline. The balloon is a procedure that assists with weight loss and lasts a maximum of six months, giving you the necessary time and support to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Expected weight loss is between 15-20kg (2-3 stone)* with excellent success rates for long term weight loss.

The Orbera is available to those with a BMI of 27 or above, it does not require you to follow a special diet prior to its insertion, nor does it involve a general anaesthetic.

What are the risks?

There are small risks associated with the insertion and removal of the balloon so it is essential the balloon is removed after six months to minimise any risks.

You and the future

During the six months that your balloon is in place, you will be monitored regularly; you will also receive expert lifestyle and nutritional advice from our Specialised Dietitian. This will help ensure that you continue with your new eating plan once the balloon is removed.

If you would like further information or you have some questions, why not arrange an appointment or simply call a member of our staff who will then guide you through the procedure and answer them for you.

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How much does it cost?

Our Gastric Balloon prices are dependent on your individual needs as well as your BMI.

Our Gastric Balloon tailored packages include;

  • Pre-op assessment with a surgeon
  • Surgery fees both insertion and removal procedures
  • Unlimited number of regular appointments with the dietitian during the six months the balloon is inserted
  • One further dietetic appointment after your balloon is removed

Prices start from just £3,995

Finance options are also available. (Terms and Conditions apply)

Contact us today to talk over the surgery options available to you and your weight loss goals.

The Operation

This procedure will involve you being mildly sedated, the balloon is then placed in your stomach via your mouth during a simple 20-30 minute 'endoscopic' procedure, and the soft silicone balloon is filled with saline through a self-sealing valve where it remains for a maximum of 6 months. For the first week you will follow a liquid diet with instructions to drink plenty of fluids, you will start eating solid foods again with advice from our specialist bariatric dietitian. It is removed 6 months later with the same procedure.

Gastric Balloon Aftercare

7 month Gastric Balloon aftercare support package

  • Access to our specialist weight-loss team, which includes bariatric surgeons, dietitians and nurses
  • 24-hour emergency telephone helpline
  • Removal of the balloon after 6 months.

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*Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and in such The Bariatric Group cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary. If you have any questions or would like to know more about weight loss surgery please contact our expert team.