At BMI Goring Hall Hospital, we are offering private non-surgical weight loss otherwise known as the Elipse Balloon Procedure, to patients based in Worthing, Pulborough and Horsham.
Private Non-Surgical Weight Loss Service in Worthing
The private procedure involves placing a small balloon into the stomach without using sedation, anaesthetic, endoscopy or surgery of any kind.
The procedure takes a few minutes in our outpatients department. The balloon lasts for 16 weeks and restricts the quantity of food intake during this time.
This enables our patient to reach their weight loss goals without the commitment to long term diet change.
The deflated balloon is put into position using a catheter and an X-Ray and filled with 550ml of water. The capsule is easy to swallow but if patients have difficulty it is guided into place.
Patients often experience minimal symptoms following the procedure and can return to full activity within a day or two depending on the Consultant’s recommendation.
After the 16-week period is over the time activated release valve on the balloon opens and realises the fluid. The balloon then passes naturally through the digestive system and there is no need for a removal procedure.
During the 16-week period of time your body will have become use to smaller portions. The benefit of the dietary balloon is that there are no specific diets to follow depending on your Consultant’s recommendations.
Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.
If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.
If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.