The Soaring Popularity of the Allurion Gastric Balloon in Australia
The Allurion Balloon, previously known as the Elipse Balloon, is a type of gastric balloon that has become popular for several reasons.
First, it is a non-surgical option for weight loss. Unlike traditional gastric balloons that require an endoscopic procedure to insert and remove the balloon, the Allurion Balloon is swallowed in a capsule form and then inflated once it reaches the stomach. This eliminates the need for an invasive procedure and allows for a quicker recovery time.
Second, the Allurion Balloon has a shorter treatment time than traditional gastric balloons. The Balloon is designed to stay in the stomach for four months, after which it is passed naturally through the digestive system. This is shorter than traditional gastric balloons that typically stay in the stomach for six months.
Finally, the Allurion Balloon has been shown to be effective in helping patients lose weight. A clinical study found that patients who used the Allurion Balloon lost an average of 21.3 pounds (9.7 kg) in four months. This is similar to the weight loss seen with traditional gastric balloons.
All these factors make the Allurion Balloon an attractive option for people who want to lose weight without surgery and have a shorter treatment time.
Will Medicare cover the cost of Allurion Gastric Balloon?
As the popularity of the Allurion gastric balloon increases more and more people are looking to get this procedure due to its specific appeal as mentioned above. It is important for you to have the correct financial information before making this decision.
In Australia, there are several payment options available for getting a gastric balloon, including:
- Private health insurance: Many private health insurance plans do not cover the cost of a gastric balloon procedure, but it is best to check with your specific insurer to confirm coverage.
- Out-of-pocket: If you do not have private health insurance or your plan does not cover the procedure, you may choose to pay for it out-of-pocket. The cost of a gastric balloon procedure can vary depending on the clinic and location, so it is best to check with individual clinics for pricing information. At the Body Genesis Institute we strive to keep the costs affordable and do our level best to provide the most value to our clients.
- Finance Options : Some clinics may offer financing options for patients who are unable to pay for the procedure out-of-pocket. At the Body Genesis Institute (BGI) we have partnered with TLC and Harmoney to provide payment plan options if you are considering the Allurion Gastric Balloon.
It’s important to note that the cost of gastric balloon is not covered by Medicare.
To know more about getting the Allurion Gastric Balloon with Body Genesis Institute check out our information page and watch the video HERE.
We hope the above information is helpful and feel free to contact us if you need any further information .
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