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Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon

"Experience an average weight reduction of 10-15% of your body weight in around 16 weeks through the Allurion Program*."

* Ienca et al. Obes Surg. 2020 2. Vantanasiri et al. Obes Surg 2020, 3. Ienca, Presented at TOS Obesity Week, 2020.

No Anesthesia No Endoscopy!

*In rare cases, endoscopic or surgical intervention may be required to remove the Allurion Balloon.

We were selected as the first center of excellence in the world and in Turkey by Allurion.

Allurion Center of Excellence

Allurion has chosen OP. DR. Salim Balin Clinic as the best clinic of Turkey in 2022-2023, Allurion Center of Excellence.

Allurion acknowledges its partner for its excellence in all aspects of Allurion Program.
Becoming a distinguished Center of Excellence means this clinic earned its status by always providing a best-in-class patient experience.
It is this best-iniclass service that makes Allurion proud to have them as a Center of Excellence.
The clinic where the most Allurion balloons are applied in Turkey, the highest weight loss and weight loss rate with more than 1000 Allurion balloon applications and unique dietitian support.

More than 150,000 ballon placed worldwide.

Loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 4 weeks


Demonstrated that 96% of weight-loss from the Allurion Balloon can be sustained at 12 months.**


A breakthrough in simplicity: lose weight without surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia.***


Receive multi-disciplinary support from your clinic during your weight-loss journey.****
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What is Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon?

The Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon (Allurion Gastric Balloon) is the world's first endoscopy and anesthesia-free gastric balloon. It operates with the same effect and mechanism as other gastric balloons. The first gastric balloons were used for weight loss purposes in the 1980s. However, the endoscopic placement, inflation, and removal of the gastric balloon required anesthesia and endoscopy, leading to the development of the swallowable gastric balloon in the 2010s. With this advantage, it has become the most widely used gastric balloon worldwide.
Gastric balloons occupy space in the stomach, creating a constant feeling of fullness. They also slow down the passage of food, making them effective in the weight loss process. They are the most commonly used option for non-surgical obesity treatment and weight loss methods. The Allurion gastric balloon is widely used due to its advantages.
Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon

How is the Swallowable Gastric Balloon Applied?

Swallowed with water

The balloon, compressed inside the capsule, is swallowed with the help of water. The capsule is designed to be easily swallowed.
The application of the Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon takes about 15 minutes. The balloon, compressed in a swallowable-sized capsule, is swallowed with the help of a thin flexible string attached to it, using water.

One of our patients' biggest concerns is the fear of not being able to swallow the swallowable gastric balloon capsule. However, in all of our procedures to date, all patients have easily swallowed the capsule. Nevertheless, to address this possibility, the doctor uses a thin guide. In such a situation, the swallowing process is completed successfully with the help of this guide.

Checked by X-ray

Before inflation, the position of the balloon capsule is checked using X-rays.
After swallowing the capsule, the position of the capsule in the stomach is checked using a fluoroscopy (motion X-ray) device. Through this fluoroscopy device, the patient can see the capsule in their stomach. Once the suitability of the capsule's position is confirmed, water is transferred into the balloon through the remaining external tube. The balloon is then inflated. After inflation, the balloon's position is checked again using the fluoroscopy device. Once confirmed, the external tube is pulled out by the doctor, completing the procedure.

Inflated in the stomach

The suitable capsule is inflated, and the balloon is placed in the stomach.
The Allurion Allurion Gastric Balloon does not require removal. After 4 months, the balloon's contents are automatically drained through a self-dissolving valve, and the deflated balloon is naturally expelled through the through the digestive system. One of the most common questions from our patients is whether this expulsion may cause intestinal blockage. Due to the balloon's very thin and smooth structure, this is highly unlikely. We have never encountered such an issue in our clinic to date.

How to place the Allurion Gastric Balloon?

Elevating Weight Loss: Expert Surgeon, Op. Dr. Salim Balin

Op. Dr. Salim Balin collaborates with some of the top Turkish surgeons, operating in the best national facilities and cutting-edge hospitals. Their expertise is continuously monitored to ensure patient satisfaction and low complication rates. Many of them have gained international recognition and are featured in specialized magazines, both in Turkey and abroad.

Op. Dr. Salim Balin emphasizes the importance of post-application instructions to achieve optimal results: strict adherence to the diet, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and engaging in regular exercise significantly improve surgical outcomes.

Op. Dr. Salim Balin has been performing Gastric Balloon procedures with world-class results and affordable prices for more than 15 years. They offer comprehensive support from consultation to post-implementation follow-up, providing the best plan for each patient and remaining ready to help even after returning home.

Advantages of Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon

The Swallowable Gastric Balloon

A Non-Invasive and Convenient Weight Loss Solution
The greatest advantage of the Allurion Gastric Balloon is that it can be swallowed and placed with water. For this reason, it is also referred to as the gastric balloon pill.

Gastric balloon pill does not require surgical procedures, anesthesia and endoscopy. Thus, it is the most ideal method for patients who are unable to receive anesthesia or have reservations about it. It eliminates any potential risks associated with anesthesia. The fact that the individual remains awake and conscious during the procedure also minimizes any stress that may be experienced.

The Allurion Gastric Balloon offers a non-invasive and convenient option for individuals seeking weight loss solutions. With its water-based application and avoidance of anesthesia, it provides a safer and more comfortable experience for patients. As a result, it has become a preferred choice for those looking to embark on their weight loss journey without the need for surgical interventions.

Swift and Engaging

The Swallowable Gastric Balloon Procedure for Effective Weight Loss
The swallowable gastric balloon procedure is completed in approximately 15 minutes, which is one of its significant advantages.

The ability to maintain communication with the patient during the procedure and allowing them to witness the entire process provides a positive start to their weight loss journey.

The short duration of the application makes it a convenient option for individuals seeking an effective and non-invasive method for weight loss. Being able to interact with the patient and involve them in the process helps build trust and confidence, contributing to a more successful outcome.

Minimal Complications, Maximum Success

The Safety of Allurion Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss
After the procedure, the occurrence of side effects is minimal. The Allurion Gastric Balloon, with its thin structure and smooth surface, moves easily in the stomach. As a result, the rate of complications observed after inflation and the subsequent need for early removal of the balloon are significantly lower compared to traditional endoscopic gastric balloons. While the removal rate for classical endoscopic gastric balloons is around 10%, it is approximately 1% for the Allurion swallowable gastric balloon.

The Allurion Gastric Balloon design and materials contribute to its safe and well-tolerated nature. The low rate of complications and early removal makes it a preferred choice for individuals seeking a non-surgical weight loss solution with fewer risks and a higher chance of successful outcomes. Patients can feel confident and comfortable throughout their weight loss journey with the Allurion Gastric Balloon superior design and reduced potential for adverse effects.

Effortless and Cost-Effective

The Self-Dissolving Allurion Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss
The self-dissolving nature of the Allurion Gastric Balloon eliminates the need for an additional medical intervention to remove the balloon, making it a more convenient and hassle-free weight loss option for patients.

Empowering Weight Loss Journey

The Allurion Program with Smart Technology Integration
The patient follow-up is highly effective with the Allurion Weight Loss Program. Through the Allurion Smart Scale, and Allurion Mobile App provided to our patients, they can regularly track their progress, maintain their healthy lifestyle, and adopt balanced eating habits. Additionally, they can share these data online with our dietitian, allowing for controlled and monitored progress.

The inclusion of smart devices and a mobile app in the Allurion Weight Loss Program provides significant advantages for patients. It empowers them to take charge of their weight loss journey actively and encourages them to stay consistent with their healthy habits. The regular monitoring of their progress and the ability to share data with our dietitian fosters accountability and personalized support, leading to more successful and sustainable outcomes.

By utilizing modern technology, the Allurion Weight Loss Program enhances patient engagement and facilitates a seamless and dynamic patient-dietitian interaction. This approach promotes patient compliance and motivates them to continue on their path to achieving their weight loss goals.

Gastric Balloon Cost

In Istanbul, the Gastric Balloon procedure is available at an average price of 1800 Euro, with the minimum price starting from 1400 Euro and the maximum price going up to 2500 Euro. This non-surgical application is carried out with utmost professionalism in our clinic to assist patients in achieving their desired weight.

Our clinic takes pride in providing top-notch services, ensuring that each patient receives personalized care during their weight loss journey. The Gastric Balloon procedure is a safe and effective option, offering individuals an opportunity to feel fuller with smaller food portions and ultimately control their appetite.

Gastric Balloon price in Turkey can vary depending on factors such as the location, the healthcare provider's expertise, and additional services offered. However, in our clinic, we strive to provide competitive and reasonable prices for our patients.

With a team of experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals, our clinic strives to support patients throughout the entire process. Whether you are considering a Gastric Balloon for weight loss or have any inquiries, our knowledgeable staff is always ready to provide assistance and guidance.

Take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and let our clinic be your partner in your weight loss transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your ideal weight and improve your overall well-being.

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What sets the Allurion Balloon apart from other gastric balloons?

Allurion, the world's first and only gastric balloon applied without endoscopy.

This innovative balloon is swallowed as a capsule during a quick 15-minute procedure, allowing patients to experience minimal downtime and return to work promptly.

Unlike longer 6-month endoscopic balloons, the Allurion Balloon is designed to naturally pass in approximately 16 weeks, optimizing weight loss while minimizing its time in the body. Around 80% of weight loss is typically achieved within the first 3 months, making it a more effective option.

*Gaur S, et al. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 2015 81:1330-1336

Safety is a top priority with the Allurion Balloon, as it boasts fewer side effects compared to 12-month endoscopic balloons. The intolerance rate is significantly lower (1-3% vs. 14.4%)2,3, and its overall serious adverse event rate is 10 times lower than other liquid-filled balloons.4-10

* Ienca R, et al. Obes Surg. 2020;30(9):3354-3362.
**Jamal, M. H., et al (2021) Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.

Crafted from vegan polyurethane, a thinner and more flexible material than silicone used in endoscopic balloons, the Allurion Balloon adapts to stomach movements, ensuring a comfortable and snug fit.

In rare cases, endoscopic or surgical intervention may be required to remove the Allurion Balloon.

What happens after the balloon has passed?

After the Allurion Balloon naturally passes, the support and guidance from your healthcare team under the Allurion Programme continue for an additional month. Upon completing the Allurion Programme, it is crucial to maintain your healthy lifestyle habits. According to one clinical study, 96% of the average weight loss achieved with the Allurion Balloon was sustained at the 1-year follow-up.

* Ienca R. et al. Presented at the EASO Congress, 2022.

How is the balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks inside the stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, causing the Allurion Balloon to deflate and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.*

*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may necessitate endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.

Is the Allurion Program better than dieting alone?

Absolutely! The Allurion Program, which includes our revolutionary swallowable gastric balloon and a comprehensive lifestyle change program, results in nearly 2.5 times more weight loss compared to a lifestyle change program alone, as evidenced by an independent study.¹

*16. Week results. Raftopoulos, I et al. Presented at ASMBS, 2019

In another study, it was observed that three-quarters of participants who attempted weight loss through methods such as calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%) did not achieve a clinically significant weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight.² This demonstrates that these isolated approaches alone may not be sufficient.

The 6-month Allurion Program combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon) with digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale, and Allurion App) and nutritional coaching to jump-start your weight loss journey and instill lifelong healthy habits for maintaining the weight loss.

*Three-quarters of adults with obesity have tried to lose weight in the past year, but most have failed (

Does a doctor need to remove the Balloon?

After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon naturally deflates and passes through the body. In extremely rare cases, an intervention may be necessary.

Will I put the weight back on?

Up to 96% of weight loss can be maintained 12 months after the Balloon naturally exits the body!

How is the Balloon placed?

The placement procedure occurs during a brief outpatient visit, taking less than 20 minutes. Allurion stands out as the first gastric balloon that does not necessitate endoscopy* or anesthesia for either placement or removal. The process is simple: you swallow a capsule containing the deflated Balloon with the help of a catheter. Once an x-ray confirms the Balloon is in your stomach, it is filled with water through the catheter. A second x-ray is performed to ensure the Balloon is adequately filled.

Can I return to normal activities after placement?

After the less than 20-minute placement, you can continue with your life; however, you may have some symptoms for a few days such as nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Your healthcare professional will advise you on care and nutrition after placement and the best plan to resume your activities, such as gym and exercise.

Will it be obvious to others that I have the Allurion Balloon in my stomach?

No. The Allurion Programme is a discrete experience. Unless you tell people, no one will know you have had the Balloon placed.

How much weight can be lost with Allurion?

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Program, numerous clinical studies have shown that patients experience an average weight loss of 10–15% of their total body weight. If you desire to continue losing weight, a second Balloon can be placed after completing the initial program.

* Ienca R. et al. Presented at the EASO Congress, 2022.

What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon is a weight loss solution that involves placing a soft, inflatable balloon in the stomach to reduce its capacity and help you feel fuller faster and stay fuller for longer. It is considered safe and a less invasive alternative to weight loss surgery. The balloon stays in the stomach for a period of time, usually several months, during which it helps you to eat smaller portions, consume fewer calories, and achieve significant weight loss. After this residence period, the balloon deflates and is removed either through endoscopy, or in the case of the Allurion Balloon, passes out of the body naturally.

*In rare cases, endoscopic or surgical intervention may be required to remove the Allurion Balloon.
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