Spire Hartswood Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the UK to offer the "swallowable" Obalon gastric balloon to aid weight loss. The innovative treatment is discreet and non-invasive and can be administered in as little as 30 minutes.
Following a consultation with an experienced consultant, the patient swallows a capsule, about the size of a large vitamin pill, within which is a compressed balloon. Once a radiographer has confirmed that the capsule is in the right place, the balloon is then inflated inside the stomach, leaving less room for food and making the patient feel fuller faster.
The balloon remains there for up to 90 days, during which time the patient has the support of The Hartswood's dietician and weight loss nurse to maximise their weight loss potential.
Patients have the option of a second balloon being added after 30 days to boost the weight loss if necessary.
To find out more, please call our treatment enquiry advisers on 01277 266 761.