Gastric balloon Cost, Info & FAQs

ALLURION gastric balloon is an intragastric balloon that can be temporarily placed into the stomach. Its purpose is to prevent you from overeating and helps with steady weight loss.

Gastric balloon cost & short info

  • In short: ALLURION gastric balloon is a weight-loss procedure that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon in your stomach. This helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat and making you feel fuller faster
  • The procedure is performed without general anesthesia, with only local anesthesia of the oral cavity and pharynx
  • Minimum required to stay abroad: 2-3 days
  • Waiting time: none / very short
  • Trustpilot rating (by UK & EU patients): 4.8/5. Top Clinic in Lithuania, EU
  • All-included cost: €3800 / £3,262 (see price table below)
  • Possible refund from your local health board: yes (only pay for the flight from your own pocket)

 

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ALLURION gastric balloon

ALLURION gastric balloon implantation is one of the latest weight loss procedures (programs) developed by modern US scientists and recommended for overweight or obese patients with a BMI ≥27. ALLURION has already helped 89,000 people in 50 countries!

To achieve the best results, the program combines:

  • Implantation of the balloon, which, by occupying part of the stomach, provides a feeling of satiety after a smaller amount of food, reduces the number of calories consumed;
  • A healthy and balanced diet helps to provide the body with all the necessary substances and minerals, and
  • Physical activity boosts metabolism and ensures well-being.

The ALLURION gastric balloon implantation is a painless procedure that takes about 20 minutes and involves the patient swallowing a small capsule (gastric balloon) with a thin catheter attached while sitting. Swallowing of the capsule is the most uncomfortable yet painless part of the procedure which takes place under local anesthesia to the oral cavity and pharynx. Once the X-ray confirms that the capsule is in the correct position in the stomach, the balloon is filled through the catheter with a special physiologically harmless body fluid (550 ml).

The procedure is performed by a doctor of medical sciences Donatas Danys, an abdominal and bariatric surgeon.

The ALLURION balloon stays in the stomach for 4 months, after which it disintegrates spontaneously and is eliminated from the body through the intestines (no further procedures required). The patient can lose on average about 10-15 kg (10-15% of body weight) during this period.

After the procedure, the patient receives dietary recommendations and conscientious adherence which is very important. The surgeon follows the patient’s weight changes and general well-being for 6 months after the implantation of the ALLURION gastric balloon and makes recommendations. Additional advice from a nutritionist may be obtained a couple of months after the procedure.

At the request of the patient, physiotherapists at Gijos Klinikos can prepare an individual physio program to exercise individually with a physiotherapist in the gym, privately at home, or in a sports club. Weight changes, activity levels, sleep quality and other factors of interest can be recorded and tracked on the dedicated ALLURION mobile app, which is linked to the scales and smartwatch provided by the Clinic.

Although the ALLURION balloon is an effective weight loss tool, it is not designed to maintain the lost weight, as the stimulus that causes the weight loss is naturally eliminated from the body. The purpose of the balloon implantation is to help the patient develop new healthy lifestyle habits and to continue them independently after the end of the ALLURION program.

In most cases, if specialist recommendations on diet and physical activity are followed, patients succeed to maintain their weight loss results or even lose a few extra kilograms.

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Advantages of the ALLURION balloon

  • Preserving the stomach anatomy;
  • Speeding up filling of the stomach and slowing down the emptying of the stomach, maintaining the feeling of fullness for longer;
  • The procedure is simple and safe, and the risk of serious adverse events is extremely low;
  • The procedure is performed without general anesthesia, with only local anesthesia of the oral cavity and pharynx;
  • The costs of the procedure are lower than the surgical treatment of obesity.

Before & After the procedure

Before the procedure:

  • Do not eat solid food for at least 8 hours before the procedure;
  • Do not drink anything for at least 2 hours.

After the procedure:

  • The patient is discharged home immediately after the procedure;
  • He may feel slightly nauseous for a few days, thus, it is recommended to return to work after 1-2 days;
  • Bear in mind that the result depends on a variety of factors and the individual qualities of each person, and the same cannot be guaranteed for everyone.

every result is individual. We put our utmost care to ensure that the patient is happy with it.

All-included Gastric balloon abroad cost

Gastric balloon cost in our clinic includes everything you will need: the procedure, medical tests, anesthesia, hospitalization at the clinic after the procedure, transportation, etc. There are no hidden costs.

  • Gastric balloon – €3800 / £3,262
  • Gastric bypass – €5900 / £5,065
  • Gastric sleeve – €5900 / £5,065
  • Gastric band – €4100 / £3,520
  • Gastric plication – €3600 / £3,091
  • Bikini Line Gastric Sleeve – €6400 / £5,494
  • E-consultation with the surgeon – free
Our all-inclusive price
Average price in the UK
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Our all-inclusive price
Average price in the UK

The prices given are exact (without hidden costs).

What makes us different?

We like to say that our clinic is not a factory. That is that we work with only a limited number of patients each year. That helps us to provide our best and give much-needed personal attention to the patients.

The clinic itself is equipped with the newest medical technologies. Naturally, it covers all the EU care standards and employs maximum safety measures. After surgery, the patients stay in cozy single-bed rooms. It makes recovery calm and pleasant.

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Everything about gastric balloon in our clinic

How does the gastric balloon booking process looks like?
  • Make an inquiry and ensure that all your questions are answered
  • Free and non-binding consultation with a bariatric surgeon to discuss possible treatments
  • Your travel manager will propose available dates for your operation
  • After agreeing on a surgery date, you will receive a contract for all the medical and non-medical services
  • To finalize a surgery date, an advance payment of €475 will be required
  • Your travel manager will provide the most convenient flights and hotel options
  • Upon arrival, your travel manager will meet you at the airport and organize all the necessary tests and consultations
  • On your surgery day, your travel manager will take you to the clinic 2/3 hours before the operation
  • After the surgery, you will be hospitalized in our clinic depending on your treatment
  • Before being discharged from the clinic you will have a post-operative consultation with a bariatric surgeon, all necessary medication and instructions will be provided as well
  • Once discharged from the clinic your travel manager will be in touch with you and will assist you with any problems.
  • Most of our patients travel alone with ease! We can guarantee that for every minute of your stay, you will feel cared for and supported
Who is a good candidate for gastric balloon?

ALLURION gastric balloon implantation is one of the latest weight loss procedures (programs) developed by modern US scientists and recommended for overweight or obese patients with a BMI ≥27. ALLURION has already helped 89,000 people in 50 countries!

Why do people go for surgery abroad?

Patients go for gastric balloons abroad for multiple reasons. The main ones are:

  • There are no (or very short) waiting lines for bariatric surgeries/procedures
  • Individual attention from the surgeons
  • Recommendations from previous patients, friends, or family
  • Top-quality service for affordable prices

Read/watch reviews of our previous patients below.

Will I be insured?

Our patients are covered by reliable insurance covering surgical malpractice. Yet, first & foremost, we ensure maximum safety.

Why is gastric balloon cost lower in your clinic?

Our clinic is not based in the center of Stockholm or London and does not have to pay eye-watering rents. We do not waste massive sums on marketing. Therefore, you pay only for the surgery & world-class rehabilitation (and not for an expensive location or advertising on TV or on the tube).

At the same time, you get an all-inclusive package (making your travel stress-free) when booking with us.

Is it safe?

Getting the surgery abroad involves similar risks as getting the surgery at home. For that reason, we recommend always checking the following:

  • The surgeons and their credentials. Preferably, ask for an online consultation to meet your surgeon before going abroad
  • What do the previous patients say about the clinic and their experience
  • Whether you will be insured

Never base your decision on the price alone.

Can I get a refund from my local health board?

You can have your surgery done for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. We are helping patients with the documentation needed in order to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. Patients usually choose this route because of the long waiting list in their country of origin.

How soon can I travel back home after gastric balloon?

Most of the patients can travel back 1-2 days after the procedure.

For your flight back it is advisable to get special assistance to help to get in/out of the plane. The service is freely provided by the airports/airlines.

How much weight you should expect to lose after gastric balloo?

The ALLURION balloon stays in the stomach for 4 months, after which it disintegrates spontaneously and is eliminated from the body through the intestines (no further procedures required). The patient can lose on average about 10-15 kg (10-15% of body weight) during this period.

What about the clinic & surgeons?

We are Lithuania-based professionals united to serve people seeking superior treatment & services for a fair price. Located in Kaunas city, Gijos Klinikos is one of the largest private Lithuanian medical clinics. You will find here a wide spectrum of health and beauty services, medical innovations, and a team of doctors belonging to a variety of medical fields.

The specialists working at Gijos Klinikos continuously keep up-to-date with modern technologies and broaden their knowledge in secondment assignments in various countries. Gijos Klinikos, by investing in the most modern medical equipment, can offer professional treatment, which conforms to the EU and international standards. A cozy and aesthetic environment and smiling staff offering splendid service, confidentiality, and comfort await the patients.

Our brand is rated 4.8/5 by hundreds of UK & EU patients. See their (video) reviews here.

What exactly is included in the package?
  • Everything for the treatment, anesthesia, and hospitalization at the clinic;
  • Diet instructions after bariatric surgery;
  • FREE dietitian follow-up;
  • Needed consultations, and medical tests;
  • Finding the best airplane ticket deals and hotel options;
  • Meeting at the airport, personal driver within Lithuania;
  • 24/7 assistance in Lithuania;
  • Special discount for plastic surgery later (if needed).
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Flights & accommodation

Don't worry, our travel manager will offer you a few best alternatives for air travel & accommodation. Also, all the prices include overnight stay and care at the clinic

Personal travel manager & 24/7 assistance

Many clinics these days have lost the personal touch with their patients. However, with us, you will always have someone to talk to, rely upon and take care of you (if anything).

Pick-up/drop-off & transportation

You will be picked up (and dropped off) at the airport by your travel manager. All the transportation between the clinic and hotel is also included.

Extra phone + local call credit

We are just a phone call away if needed. Thus, we provide our patients with extra phones with local SIM cards and unlimited call credit.

Help with after-care

At all times you will have direct contact with the surgeon and your travel manager. Who will answer your questions & provide recommendations.

Insurance & Safety

Our patients are covered by reliable insurance covering surgical malpractice. Yet, first & foremost, we ensure maximum safety.

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