A major advantage of the gastric balloon pill unlike, for example, a gastric band, is that it does not require any form of surgery. And nor does this revolutionary treatment require an endoscopic procedure to place the gastric balloon in the stomach (as is needed with other types of gastric balloons). The Allurion Balloon is the world’s first and only swallowable gastric balloon pill and it does not even require local anaesthesia for its placement.
“The gastric balloon pill involves no form of surgery. Really?” Absolutely. A certified healthcare professional places the balloon, without anaesthetic, in the stomach during a simple 15-minute procedure at any one of our clinics – that’s less time than it takes to enjoy a coffee with a friend.