Allurion Balloon

Gastric device for weight loss

Whilst we offer surgical weight loss options, we understand that for some of our patients, surgery is not appropriate and therefore a non-surgical weight loss option is required.

We provide a range of services from nutrition and dietary support, pharmacotherapy options and the innovative, non-surgical Allurion intragastric balloon.

What is the Allurion Balloon?

The Allurion intra gastric balloon is an innovative, non-surgical intra gastric balloon designed to help you kickstart your weight loss journey, in combination with multidisciplinary support to ensure meaningful diet, lifestyle and behaviour change occurs to support weight loss long term.

The Allurion Balloon requires no surgery, anaesthesia, or endoscopy and the procedure is completed within 15-30 minutes. Our patients also receive a set of connected scales, a health tracker, access to an app, and follow-ups with our dietitian to provide comprehensive support throughout the Allurion Balloon Program. Once the balloon has passed, patients can anticipate a smoother adjustment to smaller portion sizes and a fresh approach to their eating habits.

Crafted from vegan polyurethane, the Allurion Balloon is thin and flexible, ensuring a snug fit in the stomach. Studies have indicated that patients can anticipate losing approximately 10-15 per cent of their body weight through this program, especially when working closely with our multidisciplinary weight loss team.

Decrease your appetite

Reduce your weight

Condition your body to eat less

How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon work?

The Allurion Balloon is a pill balloon capsule, which is swallowed under the guidance of Dr Whiting.

The Balloon will be inflated in your stomach, checked using quick x-rays and you’ll be on your way. The entire procedure takes approximately 15 minutes with an outpatient visit afterwards. You will also be supported by the Allurion Connected Scale and App.

The Allurion Balloon is safe, non-permanent, recommended by doctors, and can help you kickstart an average loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 16 weeks alongside our fully supported 6-month lifestyle program.

Between 14-16 weeks post your balloon placement, the balloon naturally degrades and leaves the body without any intervention.

Dr Scott Whiting is one of only a few surgeons in Australia who provide the Allurion gastric balloon. Our team of weight loss specialists are prepared to assist you in achieving and maintaining your desired weight through the Allurion Program.

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Weight loss surgical procedures

Interested in learning more about Dr Whiting’s bariatric and weight loss surgery options?

Are you considering weightloss surgery?

If your BMI is between 30-35 without obesity-related health conditions, Dr Whiting will carefully determine your eligibility for surgical weight-loss interventions.

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