This requires no surgery, no endoscopy and no anaesthetic.
Allurion intragastric balloon
The Allurion intragastric balloon is a soft, polyurethane balloon packaged into a swallowable capsule connected to a thin filling catheter (tube). After it has been swallowed and is confirmed to be in place via xray, the balloon is inflated with fluid through the filling catheter, to about the size of a grapefruit. After approximately 16 weeks, the Allurion intragastric balloon is designed to deflate automatically, at which time the deflated balloon is passed naturally into the toilet. How does it work? The Allurion intragastric balloon is designed to help you reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach. It also slows the rate at which your stomach empties, so that you feel fuller for longer.