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Quick Procedure Booking

With Auralia Private Hospital, you don't have to wait months to get your gastric balloon done.

Ongoing Care & Support

Auralia will always be there for you after your weight loss procedure, whether with free additional appointments if needed or with expert advice.

Following your visit to Auralia, you will be given pre- and post-operative instruction to guide you on how to be well prepared for your gastric balloon and what to do afterwards. This will also contain the clinic's contact details.

You will also be given your Auralia surgeon’s emergency mobile number for calls after hours. During work hours, you should contact the hospital.

If you suspect anything is wrong outside of business hours, you are welcome to call the emergency number of your surgeon and speak with them directly, day or night.

Alternatively, you can drop straight into the clinic during working hours.

Absolutely not! You are entitled to as many appointments as you feel you need with your surgeon, following your gastric balloon.

Absolutely! From the time you have your gastric balloon with your Auralia surgeon, you are entitled to see them for appointments for as long as necessary.

If the surgeon no longer works for Auralia, you would still be entitled to see one of our surgeons for free.

Gastric Balloon Cost In Ireland

Possibility of monthly payments up to 72 months.

The Best Place For Your Gastric Balloon In Ireland

UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE

23 years of experience and over 30,356 procedure performed.

AFTERCARE FROM YOUR HOME

We offer aftercare 24/7, from the comfort of your own home via the Auralia Aftercare App.

PERSONALIZED PLAN

We pay fantastic personal attention to details in order to craft your tailored gastric balloon plan.

Gastric Balloon FAQs

If you have been struggling with your weight, but would prefer to avoid surgery, then the gastric balloon could be the solution for you. The balloon is made from soft silicone and is about the size of a grapefruit.

When in the deflated state, an endoscope is used to pass the balloon through your mouth and into your stomach. It’s then filled with around 500-700ml of saline and remains in place for 6-12 months, when it is removed – again endoscopically. The procedure (both implantation and removal) takes around 20-minutes and is carried out as a day-case.

Eligibility is based on a variety of factors, which our doctors will run through with you in your initial consultation.

As a guide, a gastric balloon could be suitable for you if:

● Your BMI is over 27 and below
● You want to lose about 2-3 stone
● No significant history of gastric reflux / heartburn
● No previous bariatric surgery

A lot of patients who are considering weight loss surgery will opt for the gastric balloon first, with the option of trying out other surgical procedures later.

Gastric Balloon cost depend on various factors like your current weight and targeted weight, and the duration that the balloon needs to stay in your stomach.

At Auralia we can help you spread the cost of the surgery up to 72 monthly payments.

Please contact us to get your procedure price!

During your gastric balloon consultation, your full medical history is examined to make sure you’re an appropriate candidate.

During your consultation, you are in the driver’s seat. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Your doctor will address any concerns you might have so you can be confident about the choice you’re making.

On average, a gastric balloon procedure take from 20 to 30 minutes. 

THE OPERATION:
During your procedure, the gastric balloon is placed into your stomach via an endoscopic tube through the mouth. It’s then inflated with 500-700ml of sterile saline solution through an external catheter. This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. You’ll be given a mild sedative to help you relax beforehand, and a local anaesthetic to numb the throat.

THE AFTER OPERATION:
The gastric balloon remains in place for about 6–12 months. When it is removed, it is removed endoscopically. The removal procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, and you can return home within a couple of hours after the procedure. Then you will work with our expert aftercare team of Dieticians, exercise physiologists, psychologists and nutritionists to make sure you get the best possible results.

The gastric balloon typically can help you to lose 2-3 stone over the first 6 months, though some patients have lost up to 4 or 5 stone. Patients typically lose most of the weight in the first 3 months.

After the first 3 months, their weight loss tends to slow down and the balloon’s main function becomes maintaining your new weight. The balloon’s main health benefits are to help you develop healthy habits that you’ll continue to follow for the rest of your life. Keep to the prescribed diet and exercise plan, and you’ll be able to maintain your weight loss after the balloon has been removed.

Fitting a gastric balloon is a very safe procedure, but with any procedure there are certain risks and side effects involved. These include:

● Nausea, abdominal discomfort, stomach cramps and occasional retching during the recovery period.
● In some patients, nausea, abdominal discomfort and other side effects are so bad that the balloon has to be removed, but it's rare.
● There can be a heaviness in the stomach, and some patients experience
back or abdominal discomfort as the body adjusts to the balloon.
● Reflux (heartburn) often occurs
● It is incredibly uncommon, but the balloon could spontaneously rupture
and pass into the bowels.

The first three to five days can be difficult. Cramping, nausea and vomiting are normal and should be expected. It is very important that you follow the nutritional instructions and drink plenty of fluids. You may be prescribed medications to ease the discomfort. After this period, your body will adapt to the gastric balloon, and you will be capable of eating small portions of food comfortably.

At Auralia, our aftercare plan is individually tailored to each patient’s procedure and requirements to give them the quickest possible recovery.

We are proud to offer fully comprehensive and inclusive aftercare to all our patients. Our Irish based surgeons are contactable 24 hours a day if you need them, and our professional and highly trained medical team are accessible at all times to assist you with any concerns you might have after your treatment. All patients receive three post-op consultations, but if you feel you need more support, we can facilitate you without any extra cost.

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