Gastric Balloons

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WeightLoss Solutions Australia offers truly tailored programs and procedures. Every patient is in the best hands possible.

We don't take a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to our weight loss interventions.

That’s why we offer an in-depth initial consultation with one of our specialists. Once we understand your unique needs, we can make real progress on your weight loss goals.

What is a Gastric Balloon?

Gastric Balloons are an innovative non-surgical solution to sustainable and effective weight loss. Balloons are designed to assist overweight individuals with a BMI between 27 and 35 with their weight loss journey. Once placed in your stomach, the balloon reduces your cravings and keeps you feeling full for longer.

Guided by an expert multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and psychologists, patients can result in a happy and healthier weight with lasting healthy lifestyle habits.

Why consider a balloon?
✔️ Non-surgical solution
✔️ Quick procedure
✔️ Short recovery time
✔️ Lose weight successfully and sustainably

Types of Balloons
WLSA offers two main types of Gastric Balloons; the Allurion Balloon and the Orbera Intragastric Balloon (BIB or Orbera 365).

Allurion Balloon

The Allurion Balloon is an innovative device that is a non-surgical, non-interventional intragastric balloon.

The procedure is administered by a Nurse Practitioner in the WLSA clinic with no need for anaesthetic or endoscopy. The device is swallowed by the patient, with a radiographer on hand to ensure its optimal positioning. The procedure is completed when the Nurse Practitioner fills the balloon with saline, after which the patient is ready to go home.

Patients can usually resume normal activities after three days.

The balloon remains in the stomach for four months before the dissolvable suture breaks down and passes naturally.

Orbera Intragastric Balloon

There are two types of Orbera gastric balloon, the BIB balloon which stays in the stomach for up to six months and the Orbera 365 balloon which stays in the stomach for up to 12 months. Both are non-surgical procedures that involves placing a saline-filled balloon in the stomach.

The Procedure
The procedure is administered by the surgeon in a day surgical environment. The balloon is inserted through the oesophagus via endoscope in a deflated state and then filled with saline while patients are under a low dose of anaesthetic. There is no surgery involved.

Patients can usually resume normal activities after 3-5 days.

Depending on if you're more suitable for the BIB or the Orbera 365, the balloon remains in the stomach for six or 12 months, and patients can expect to lose a significant percentage of excess weight during this time.

Ongoing Support

As with all of our treatments, a 12 month Healthy Outcomes Process Program, which includes support from a WLSA psychologist and dietitian, compliments the procedure, assisting patients to maintain the weight loss after the balloon is removed.

You also gain access to our community with exclusive wellness events, mindfulness activities and active online forums with others just like you. Every patient is a #WellnessWarrior for life!

Why Do It?
Our Balloon patients get a new lease on life! With effective weight loss comes:
✔️ More energy to do what you love and keep up with family and friends
✔️ A happier outlook on life with more to look forward to
✔️ A healthier body less affected by health issues
✔️ More self confidence to improve mental health

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Good health and wellbeing affects all aspects of your life. Are you ready to make yours a priority?

Say YES to your health today and stop saying tomorrow. Contact us to enquire about your options.

Success Stories

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.

Seeing the ‘before’ photos now feels a bit crazy, but I’ll never be ashamed of my before photo, because that person was strong enough to take this life changing step.

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    Alex Thomson

The surgery decision is just the first step. The right mindset, new behaviors and connecting with the WSLA staff have all been key. I have so much more energy to funnel into work and the things that are important to me.

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    Andrew Morello

Even from just 4 weeks post-surgery, I had already lost a huge amount of weight and was feeling so much better in myself. Now, good habits and mindful eating are second nature to me. WLSA has had such an incredible positive impact on my life!

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    Adam Bilsy