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What makes Allurion different?

Allurion is the world’s first and only gastric balloon that doesn’t require surgery, endoscopy or anaesthesia. The balloon comes contained in a capsule that you swallow during a 15-minute session with your Consultant, and it passes naturally and painlessly when the treatment finishes after approximately 16 weeks.

But Allurion is so much more than a procedure, it’s a 6-month, comprehensive weight loss and lifestyle programme designed to improve your nutritional awareness and recalibrate your relationship with food. By reinforcing healthy habits and having a better understanding of nutrition, you’ll be able to maintain your weight loss long after the balloon leaves your body.

What makes Allurion so effective

The Allurion programme is effective because it works in 3 ways:

01 Non-invasive Gastric Balloon

The Allurion Balloon is filled with saline solution which helps you reduce food intake by taking up space in your stomach, so you feel full faster and for longer.

02 Motivational Support

For 6 months you'll have the support of a dedicated team who keep updated on your progress using our Allurion connected scales, and the Allurion app and health tracker.

03 Nutritional Education

For 6 months you'll have access to a nutritionist who will help you re-evaluate your relationship with food and eating. They'll help you learn to make healthier food choices and develop sustainable habits that will set you up for success well after the balloon has passed.

How does Allurion Work?

The Allurion Balloon is a safe, non-permanent, non-invasive weight loss solution that comes recommended by doctors. If you've struggled with weight loss over the years and want to find a sensible, sustainable solution, Allurion can help. With an average loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 16 weeks it comes fully backed with a 6-month package of support.

The programme features:

 Allurion balloon photograph

The Allurion
Gastric balloon

Allurion mobile app in use

The Allurion
Mobile App

Allurion connected scales in use

The Allurion Connected
Scale and Health Tracker devices

healthy eating photograph

Access to a team of
nutritional and
clinical experts

Average weight loss of 16.9% at 1 year

What does it cost?

The Allurion programme starts from £4,500

OSD Healthcare offer a payment plan

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Does it hurt?

About one-third of patients do experience abdominal pain and nausea immediately after having the balloon inserted and after it has been inflated. You'll be given medication to help settle these symptoms and if you do experience these symptoms, they usually only last for a few days. Most people describe the process as uncomfortable rather than painful.

It's for this reason that we recommend you take it easy for 2-3 days following balloon insertion. We also provide 24/7 access to medical support?

How does it come out?

After about 16 weeks the filament that keeps the balloon sealed has fully degraded and the contents of the balloon gently seeps out into the stomach. The polyurethane membrane leaves the body naturally through the GI tract and the majority of patients don’t even notice it.

Patient Stories

Who are the doctors?

Dr Matthew Johnson and Dr Mani Naghibi (Consultant Gastroenterologists) will be your Allurion consultants.

portrait of Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson is a Consultant Gastroenterologists and Clinical Lead for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service. He runs the Small Bowel Capsule Service and the Oesophageal Laboratory and is dually qualified as a Gastroenterologists and General Medical Physician. Dr Matthew Johnson is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been the Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at both the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital and also at the Spire Harpenden Hospital for 10 years.

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portrait of Dr Mani Nahhibi

Dr Mani Naghibi is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the internationally renowned St Mark’s Hospital, The National Bowel Hospital. He has been awarded the Shire Prize for innovation in Gastroenterology in 2014 and NHS Clinical Excellence Awards in 2017, 2020 and 2021.

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What Next?

If you're ready to kickstart your weight loss journey, get in touch to see if you qualify for the Allurion Programme and to book your free consultation, normally priced at £200.

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Why OSD Healthcare?

We’re partnered with Dr Matthew Johnson who specialises in Gastroenterology
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Excellent customer service and compassionate care.
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