Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic

Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic

Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic is led by our Surgeon Dr Patel (FRCS General and Upper GI Surgeon) and Dr Gakhal ( MRCGP General Practioner), who have a wealth of experience and training in managing patients living with obesity. They form the core of our multidisciplinary weight loss team which also includes expert dieticians, life coaches and personal trainers. Our multidisciplinary weight loss team will tackle your weight concerns from a surgical and medical perspective alongside providing nutritional, lifestyle (work life balance, relationships, managing relationship with food) and exercise support to help our patients deliver the best possible weight loss results. Our treatments are suitable for patients with a minimum BMI of 27 kg/m² or BMI 24.5 kg/m² for patients asian ethnicity.
Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic

What Is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 kg/m² and overweight as a BMI of more than 25 kg/m². Our medical and non-surgical treatments are suitable patients with a minimum BMI of 27 kg/m² or BMI 24.5 kg/m² for patients asian ethnicity (Indian, Pakistan, Bangladesh). In the UK, the prevalence of obesity has doubled over the last 25 years with 29% of men and 27% of women now classified as suffering with obesity and expected to significantly rise over the coming years. Obesity is already the leading cause of preventable death worldwide and associated with metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Our goal at Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic is not only to help patients with their weight loss journey but also combat the associated medical problems with it. Use our BMI calculator to calculate your BMI.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) serves as a tool for adults to determine their weight classification based on their height and weight, indicating whether they are underweight, have a normal weight, or are overweight.

Using the calculator, you can assess your weight in relation to typical benchmarks. The BMI is determined by taking your weight and dividing it by your height squared.

Key Obesity Facts

1. How common is obesity BMI>30kg/m²?

1 in 4

4. What diseases are obesity directly linked to?

Type 2 diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Coronary artery disease, Cancer, Depression, Arthritis

2. How common is it to be overweight BMI >25 kg/m²?

1 in 2

5. What weight loss treatments are available at Surgicare?

Medical Weight Loss Drugs, Gastric Balloon, Dietician, Life Coach and Personal Trainer Support

3. What causes obesity?

Environmental, Genetics, Psychological

6. How much weight loss can I expect at Surgicare?

10-20%

Treatments

Allurion Gastric Balloon

Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic are proud to be a certified partner for the world’s first and only gastric balloon that does not require surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia, revolutionising the management of obesity.

The Allurion Programme is a 6-month medical weight loss programme that helps you readjust your mindset towards food to sustain your weight loss, for your long-term health.

The Allurion Balloon is designed to help you reduce food intake by taking up space in your stomach, so you feel full faster and for longer.

The Allurion Program

Allurion Gastric Baloon

Allurion Gastric Baloon

Digital Tools

Digital Tools

Nutritional Support

Nutritional Support

A 16-week gastric balloon requiring no surgery, no endoscopy*, and no anaesthesia. 15-minute procedure.

Throughout the 6-month Allurion Programme, keep your health team updated on your progress with the Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and Allurion App.

You will receive regular medical support from your Surgeon and GP to guide you through your gastric balloon journey. Your Dietician will help you re-evaluate your relationship with food: they will keep you strong and healthy, and guide you to healthy, sustainable, dietary choices. You can make use of their coaching for 6-months – well after the balloon has passed. Additional support is available with our expert life coach who can guide you through challenging life barriers which are hindering you achieve your goals and team of personal trainers who will make your exercise journey enjoyable and optimise productivity, ultimately helping you achieve the best possible results.

The Allurion Program

How The Allurion Gastric Balloon Works

How it Works
You swallow a capsule that contains the balloon attached to a thin tube. A 15-min outpatient procedure with no surgery, no anaesthesia, and no endoscopy.
How it Works
Once in your stomach, your doctor uses the tube to fill the balloon with liquid. With the Allurion Balloon, you feel full faster and for longer while eating less.
How it Works

For 16 weeks you will have full medical and dietician support. After this period, the water from the balloon will dissolve out and you will naturally pass the balloon out.

Medical Weight Loss Drugs

We offer an array of the latest weight loss medications which have been clinically proven to treat obesity including Saxenda ( Liraglutide), Wegovy (Semaglutide) and Mounjaro (trizepatide). Wegovy and and Mounjaro are the latest once a week subcutaneous injection medications, with clinically proven weight loss results of between 15-20%. Our weight loss medications are used in conjunction with support from our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, doctors, dietician, life coaches and personal trainers who will educate you and guide you towards a healthier lifestyle.

To be eligible to use weight loss drugs you must have a BMI of 27 or 24.5 if Asian ethnicity.

How it works

1.
Once a week injection into the abdomen
2.
GLP-1/ GIP enhancement which reduces appetite and increase fullness.
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Complemented with education with your surgeon, GP, dietician and life coach.
4.
Learn new and fun exercise regimes to optimise your weight loss.

Weight Loss Medication Overview

Once a week subcutaneous injection

Can lose up to 15-20% weight over 1 year

Improves diabetic and lipid profile markers

Can be combined with gastric balloon

Indefinite length of use

Reduces appetite and increases fullness

Meet The Team

Cleo Kyriacou
Cleo Kyriacou
11/12/2023
Dr Patel is always so professional and offers the very best advice and service at every visit. Im really pleased with my results and have recommended him to friends without hesitation!
Sejal Patel
Sejal Patel
09/12/2023
I went to Surgicare Aesthetics for my PRP treatment, specifically for my hair growth. Consultation was very thorough, explained the details and even answered additional questions I had specific to my needs. Entire treatment was done in a very gentle and caring way. The treatment was completed within 1 hour and I could continue with my day. Definitely recommend this clinic for thier professionalism.
Roxana Mirela Oprea
Roxana Mirela Oprea
02/12/2023
Great experience with Dr. Prashant. He always listens and understands your requirements. The result is fabulous already and I cannot wait to aee the final result in 2 weeks Thank you, and see you soon. Roxana
Jordan Bailey
Jordan Bailey
15/11/2023
I was highly recommended to Surgicare and I am so glad. I’m a complete novice but I immediately felt I was in good hands with Dr Prashant Patel. I am so pleased with my results. I look fresher! I asked a lot of questions and the after care service is second to none, I even got replies on a Sunday. I highly highly recommend.
zarah m
zarah m
09/11/2023
I was nervous attending my first session with the clinic after my prior clinic closed down. The doctor made me feel at ease by offering me detailed information and continued patience in answering all of my questions. The treatments were undertaken with a particularly gentle hand and the results are honestly amazing- exactly what I wanted. I am so happy I found them. I would send anyone to surgicare- cannot fault them.
Laleh Burhan
Laleh Burhan
22/10/2023
Dr. Patel has great knowledge and listens to clients. I am very happy with my lip fillers each time I have an appointment. I can recommend Surgicare Aesthetics to everyone!
Yalini Balasubramaniam
Yalini Balasubramaniam
25/09/2023
Very happy with the service
Elena Lazarou
Elena Lazarou
23/09/2023
Outstanding service and attention to detail on every visit, from the consultation through to treatment and after care. Dr Patel gives realistic and professional opinions, whilst listening to my wishes and creating a work of art. Thank you.
Eleni Christofides
Eleni Christofides
23/09/2023
Dr Patel was absolutely amazing! Made me feel completely at ease. Explained to me step by step of what will be happening and saw great results! Highly recommend
Martina Tanner
Martina Tanner
14/08/2023
So so happy again! Always impressed with results and the process. Looking forward to my next booking already. Thank you to the Surgicare team :)

FAQ’s

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 for longer. It is considered safe and a less invasive alternative to weight loss surgery. The balloon stays in the stomach for approximately 16 weeks, during which time it helps you eat smaller portions, consume fewer calories and achieve significant weight loss. After 16 weeks, the balloon will naturally pass via the back passage.

Most people on the Allurion Programme achieve their weight loss goals with the Allurion Programme alone, but yes, for some it may be possible to combine other therapies, such as weight loss medications, into their journey. Research has shown promising weight loss results when the therapies are combined. In a recent study, 92% of patients achieved their goals with the Programme alone. Patients who then combined the Allurion Programme with Saxenda® (liraglutide) achieved an average total body weight loss of nearly 19% after approximately 4 months of combined treatment, with no serious adverse events reported.(ref 1) In another recent study, patients following the Allurion Programme with oral semaglutide achieved an average weight loss of over 18% after this combined treatment.(ref 2)

Overall, the results of these two studies highlight the safety and effectiveness of this combination therapy, demonstrating its potential to improve weight loss outcomes and duration for some people under the Allurion Programme.

1. Ienca R, Ayuso L, Shahin M. Presented at ECO 2023.
2. Bhandari M, Mathur W, Kosta S, Reddy M. Presented at IFSO 2023.

We understand that swallowing the balloon or the gag reflex can be a source of anxiety for certain people.

However, 99.99% of patients are able to swallow the capsule. If you have difficulty swallowing the capsule on your own, your doctor can assist you and gently guide the capsule down by stiffening the catheter. This helps avoid the gag reflex and support quick placement of the capsule inside the stomach.

The Allurion Balloon is the world’s first and only gastric balloon without the need for surgery, endoscopy* or anaesthesia for balloon placement and removal. The balloon is swallowed as a capsule during a 15-minute placement which means less downtime or time off work for our patients.
Designed to pass naturally at approximately 16 weeks, the Allurion Balloon maximizes weight loss while minimizing time spent in the body, making it a more effective option than longer 6-month endoscopic balloons, where 80% of weight loss is achieved within the first 3 months.1

The Allurion Balloon is a safer option, with fewer side effects. It has a significantly lower intolerance rate compared to 12-month endoscopic balloons (1-3% vs 14.4%)2,3, with an overall serious adverse event rate that is 10 times lower than other liquid-filled balloons.4-10

Made from vegan polyurethane, a material that’s much thinner and more flexible than the silicone material in endoscopic balloons, the Allurion Balloon flexes and adapts as your stomach moves, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.
References:
1. Gaur et al. 2015, GI Endoscopy
2. Jamal MH et al., [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 30]. Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.
3. Ienca R, Al Jarallah M, Caballero A, et al. The Procedureless Elipse Gastric Balloon Program: Multicenter Experience in 1770 Consecutive Patients. Obes Surg.
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After the balloon has passed, the Surgicare Weight Loss Clinic will support you for at least 1 more month as part of your plan. You have the options of further support, weight loss drugs or another balloon. You should continue your healthy life style habits that you have established throughout the program. One clinical study showed that 95% of the average weight loss with the Allurion Balloon was susistained at 1-year follow up.

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.*
*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.

Yes! The Allurion Program, a combination of our unique swallowable gastric balloon and a supported lifestyle change program, leads to nearly 2.5 times the weight loss than a lifestyle change program alone, according to an independent study.1

In another study, three-quarters of participants who attempted to lose weight over a year through calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%), did not achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight.(superscript 2) The evidence shows that these isolated methods alone are not enough.

The 6-month Allurion Program combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon), digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App) and nutritional coaching to kick-start your weight loss and help you form lifelong healthy habits to maintain the weight loss.

Wegovy (Semaglutide) was trialled for 68 weeks vs placebo (diet and exercise control) and achieved 12.5% more weight loss compared to diet and exercise alone.

Results at 16 weeks. Raftopoulos, I et al Holyoke Medical Center. Holyoke, MA An Intensive 52 Week Nutritional, Exercise and Behavior Modification Program: Comparing With or Without the Allurion IGB Presented at ASMBS 2019
Three-quarters of adults with obesity have attempted to lose weight in the past year, but most have been unsuccessful (ampproject.org)

No after approximately 16 weeks, the balloon will naturally deflate in your stomach and pass through your back passage. In very rare circumstances, a upper GI endoscopy is required to assist with the removal.

Up to 96% of weight loss may be sustained at 12 months after the balloon exits the body.

The placement takes place during a less than 15-minute outpatient visit. Allurion is the first gastric balloon that requires no endoscopy* or anaesthesia for placement or removal. Simply swallow a capsule containing the deflated Balloon with a catheter: once the Balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the Balloon is filled with water through a catheter. A second x-ray takes place to ensure the Balloon is filled correctly.

After the less than 15-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.

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

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Program, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 15% of their total body weight. If you still want to lose more weight, a second Balloon can be placed after completing the first program.

The best weight management treatment is personal to you, dependent on factors like your goals, health and wellbeing and preferences, etc. There are a range of effective treatments out there, and increasingly people use multiple treatments in combination and succession. Many people find fast, significant and sustainable weight loss following the Allurion Programme, meaning for them it is an ideal first-line treatment. If you do not want a balloon, weight loss drugs could be the ideal treatment option for you. We recommend having a thorough consultation with our doctors to decide the best treatment plan for you.