The Intragastric Balloon, also known as Gastric Balloon Surgery is a non-surgical, temporary weight loss treatment for obesity, in which a high quality and durable silicone bag is inserted into the stomach through the throat with an endoscope or gastroscope.
When in the stomach, the bag is inflated with air or saline to resemble a balloon (hence the name). An Intragastric Balloon is designed to aid weight loss over a six month period, enabling patients suffering from obesity to feel full, curb their appetites, eat smaller portions and gain control, in order to follow a managed diet and lifestyle programme for improved health and well-being.
Patients on average typically lose up to 7-25kg in weight and are back to work after 1-2 days.
Intragastric Balloon procedures take about 20 minutes and patients are then monitored for a few hours thereafter for healthy post-operative recovery.
BENEFITS OF GASTRIC BALLOON PROCEDURE
NON-INVASIVE AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL
A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
EAT REDUCED PORTIONS OF FOOD
LOWER RISK OF OBESITY RELATED HEALTH ISSUES
TEMPORARY WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS*
NAUSEA & VOMITING
*As with any surgical procedures there are possible risks and complications including death. They are uncommon and everything possible will be done to prevent them from happening.
Larry had a Gastric Balloon with Tonic. Watch her inspiring story below…
Aftercare and Support like no other
We pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive support package around you after your procedure. Weight Loss Surgery itself is simply a tool to help you lose weight, our aftercare team work with you to make sure this is as effective as possible in your weight loss journey. At Tonic we are the only provider to offer a Premium 2-5 Year Aftercare service to ensure you get the results you desire and deserve from your procedure.
Other Providers Aftercare
Tonic Premium Aftercare
Specialist Nutritional Support
Virtual Personal Trainer & Health Coach
Specialist Psychotherapist Support
Tonic Toolkit (Including a Bariatric Plate)
Insurance Backed Surgery Warranty
Dedicated Bariatric Surgeon & Nurse
Chauffeur Driven Service
12 Months (on average)
2 – 5 Years
*Optional Add on
5 Steps to change your life
It starts now
Contact us and speak to our friendly team to discuss any questions you have and book your free consultation
Tailored to you
At your consultation you will meet directly with one of our leading specialist Bariatric Surgeons and discuss the best solution for you and book in a date for your surgery
In safe hands
On the day of your surgery you will arrive at the hospital via one of our chauffeurs and into the safe hands of our Specialist Bariatric Nurses and Surgery team
Here for you
After your procedure and hospital discharge you will return home via one of our chauffeurs. Our team are here for you 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns
Change your life
Your Premium Aftercare starts right away! We are there with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goals and to give your life back! #GivingBackLives
At Tonic Weight Loss Surgery we offer a bespoke service to all of our patients – this is because all our patients are unique in their own way and they are likely to have different needs and requirements.
When you book a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons we will arrange a pre-consultation telephone call for you. This is where our surgeon will call you prior to your in-house consultation and go through the details of the operation you are considering to ensure that:
You are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
The procedure you are considering is the correct one for you.
Your medical history is within expectations.
To discover if any concerns are preventing you from undergoing the operation.
You have a chance to feel at ease with the surgeon before you attend your in-house consultation – we are fully aware of how daunting this can be.
For further information please contact on of our team on 0115 950 4662 to discuss your individual case.
We are experts in the field of Weight Loss and Weight Loss Surgery and have many years of experience. Tonic Weight Loss Surgery currently have clinics situated around the UK; Birmingham, Cardiff, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London & Nottingham. Our philosophy is simple, we teach you how to ‘eat to live, not live to eat’
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