Swallowable gastric balloon (Allurion) at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

A gastric balloon requiring no surgery that can help you lose weight.


The Allurion gastric balloon is an gastric balloon which is inflated in your stomach for up to 16 weeks and helps to limit the amount you can eat. The procedure takes less than 20 minutes and requires no surgery, no endoscopy and no anaesthesia.

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital is the only certified Centre of Excellence in the UK for the Allurion gastric balloon procedure.

Why you might need it

Being overweight has a significant impact on your health - both physically and mentally. It can lead to low self-esteem, limit your involvement in sports or other activities that could help you regain fitness, prevent you from joining in family fun and lead to time off work through illness or extreme tiredness.

The Allurion gastric balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia for placement.

The gastric balloon aims to provide a short-term solution if you are struggling to lose weight even after making a real commitment to lifestyle changes, such as a calorie-controlled diet. It can help you lose weight relatively quickly by making your stomach feel fuller for longer after eating relatively small meals.

It can help boost your self-confidence and achieve some health benefits while losing enough weight to become a candidate for longer term weight loss procedures such as a gastric band.

How much does Swallowable gastric balloon (Allurion) cost at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

Gastroscopic balloon insertion Fees
Initial consultation From £175
Treatment £3,901
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,076
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£203
Representative example
Loan amount £3,401
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,654

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Who will do it?

Our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals. They have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries. And many consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

Before your treatment

You have a formal consultation with a consultant or other healthcare professional. During this time, you can explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have. We also discuss with you if any further diagnostic tests, like scans or blood tests, are needed, and let you know if there are additional costs before we do them.

Preparing for your treatment

Our dedicated team provide tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit. And we aim to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

Visit patient information for our visiting hours, food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all the other important practicalities.

The procedure

Unlike other advanced weight-loss options, the Allurion gastric balloon requires no surgery, no endoscopy and no anesthesia.

Getting the Allurion gastric balloon takes about 15 minutes. The balloon comes in a capsule with a thin tube. You will swallow the capsule and your doctor will use an x-ray to make sure the balloon is in your stomach. The balloon will be filled through the tube and the tube will be removed, completing the process.

The Allurion gastric balloon removes itself – no need to visit your doctor. After about 16 weeks, the balloon will empty on its own and pass naturally.

Aftercare

Living with the Allurion gastric balloon

You may experience some nausea and discomfort during the first week after you receive the balloon. Your doctor may prescribe medications to make you feel more comfortable. Your physician will provide detailed information regarding the risks and benefits of the Allurion gastric balloon

Eating with the Allurion gastric balloon

Your doctor may recommend that you drink only liquids for the first couple of days and that you move to solid foods when comfortable. Use the feelings of fullness provided by the Allurion gastric balloon to practice eating smaller, healthier meals.

If you have any questions or concerns, we're here to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch after a procedure.

Why choose Spire?

We’re committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. 

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

How to get to us

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways. Central London and Victoria station are only a 30 minute train ride away.

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Spire Gatwick Park Hospital,

Povey Cross Road
Horley
Surrey
RH6 0BB

Main Switchboard:  01293 785 511

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01293 778 906

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Spire Gatwick Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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