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At Brisbane General & Obesity Surgery, we’re dedicated to transforming lives with our profound expertise in Gastric Balloon Brisbane procedures.  We are one of the leading Allurion Balloon Program clinics in the world, the leading Allurion clinic in Australia, and the only Allurion Centre of Excellence in Australia. Recognised for our patient-centric approach, we ensure that every individual embarking on this weight loss journey experiences optimal results and a smooth recovery.

In Brisbane, many are seeking minimally invasive weight loss solutions, and the Gastric Balloon is an effective solution for many. We aim to provide you with a life-changing procedure that requires minimal hospitalisation, allowing most of our patients to return home swiftly, often within the day.

If you’re searching for a trusted clinic offering gastric balloon weight-loss procedures, look no further.  Dr Jason Wong, Dr Aaron Lim and our dedicated team are here to guide you, offering personalised care from consultation through to post-procedure support. With our extensive experience and innovative techniques, you’re in safe and capable hands. Make the decision to prioritise your health today. Reach out to our Brisbane-based team and discover if the Gastric Balloon procedure aligns with your weight loss objectives.

What Is A Gastric Balloon?​

The gastric balloon, often termed the intragastric balloon, is a non-surgical weight loss solution. It involves placing a soft silicone balloon inside the stomach, which is then filled with saline. This reduces stomach space, helping users feel full faster and aiding in portion control.

Ideal for those with a BMI between 28 and 40, the gastric balloon offers a middle-ground between lifestyle changes and invasive surgeries. It’s especially beneficial for individuals who’ve tried other weight loss methods without success.

However, it’s not for everyone. At Brisbane General & Obesity Surgery, we evaluate each patient’s unique needs to determine if the gastric balloon is the right choice.

How Is The Gastric Balloon Procedure Performed?

The gastric balloon procedure is a minimally invasive intervention, eliminating the need for surgical incisions. 

  • Preparation: Before the procedure, patients typically undergo a thorough health assessment and education program to ensure safety, suitability and preparedness.
  • Insertion: Using a thin tube passed down the throat, the deflated gastric balloon is introduced into the stomach. The Allurion Balloon is placed using X-Ray guidance, and the BIB and Orbera Balloons placed using endoscopy guidance.
  • Inflation: Once in place, the balloon is filled with saline until it reaches the desired volume, limiting the available space in the stomach.
  • Duration: The balloon remains in the stomach for a period, between 4 and 12 months, after which it is safely removed or passed (Allurion).

After Your Gastric Balloon Procedure

Post-procedure, patients typically experience a swift recovery. While mild discomfort or nausea can occur, these sensations usually dissipate quickly. Our dietitians will guide you from a liquid-only diet, transitioning to soft foods, and eventually back to regular meals. To ensure your well-being and monitor your progress, regular check-ups with Dr. Lim, Dr Wong and our team are integral. After about six months, the balloon is deflated and carefully removed.

Your Trusted Gastric Balloon Professionals in Brisbane

With the growing interest in non-surgical weight loss options, the gastric balloon procedure is becoming a preferred choice for many. Coupled with a balanced diet and active lifestyle, it can pave the way to meaningful weight reduction by creating a honeymoon period to adopt healthier lifestyle measures and routines.

But the success of the procedure doesn’t solely hinge on the method – it’s about the expertise backing it. The supportive multidisciplinary team at Brisbane General & Obesity Surgery led by Dr Jason Wong and Dr Aaron Lim help you to achieve your best from the procedure.

If you think gastric balloon surgery may be suitable for you, book a consultation today to find out more information about our process. Start your transformative journey with Brisbane General & Obesity Surgery today.

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