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Allurion Gastric Balloon

Allurion On The News

The National Health Service (NHS) has funded the placement of its first ever Allurion Gastric Balloon – the world’s only swallowable gastric balloon that requires no surgery, no endoscopy and no anaesthesia*.

Upon ingestion with a glass of water, the Allurion Gastric Balloon undergoes expansion within the stomach, inducing a sensation of satiety, thereby reducing food intake.

After a period of four months, the balloon naturally deflates and is excreted from the body without causing discomfort.

During a conversation regarding this innovative treatment on Good Morning Britain, Dr. Hilary Jones stated, “This offers a compelling alternative for individuals facing significant challenges in adhering to dietary and exercise regimens while wishing to avoid surgical interventions.”

Allurion Gastric Balloon

Whats Involved
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10% - 15% Weight Loss

Achieve 7% total weight loss (TBWL) in 30 days, 10-15% TBWL in just 4 months and up to 23% with 2 consecutive  Allurion Gastric Balloons.

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15 Minute Procedure

Experience a swift, non-surgical weight loss solution with our 15-minute Allurion Gastric Balloon procedure.

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6 to 10 Months of Aftercare

Benefit from our 6-month aftercare program, fostering success post Allurion Gastric Balloon procedure.

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Financing Option

Transform your life with our interest-free financing. Making your journey to wellness affordable, manageable, and stress-free.

How does Weight Loss with the Allurion Balloon work?

Kickstart your weight loss journey with the Allurion Balloon, a non-surgical, swallowable weight loss solution. This revolutionary method works by placing a balloon in your stomach, naturally inducing a feeling of fullness. With the Allurion Balloon, you can gain control over portion sizes, reduce overeating, and kick-start your weight loss journey. Paired with our supportive lifestyle program and connected tools, it’s not just about losing weight – it’s about finding a healthier, happier you. Discover the power of the Allurion Balloon today.

Contraindications to Allurion Gastric Balloon:

  • BMI lower than 27 
  • Previous bariatric surgery such as a bypass or sleeve gastrectomy 
  • The medical team will check your full medical history during the consultation to check your eligibility to the Allurion Program.
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Helping You Keep on Track

Stay on your path to wellness with the Allurion Balloon. Our approach goes beyond the procedure itself, integrating advanced tools like a fitness watch, the Allurion APP, and digital scales to keep you aligned with your goals. These tools provide real-time insights into your progress and help foster healthier lifestyle choices. We offer comprehensive support and guidance, ensuring your weight loss journey is not just successful, but sustainable. With the Allurion Balloon, technology, and our dedicated team, you’re empowered on your journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Financing Option

Step into your new, healthier life today with our Allurion Gastric Balloon procedure, now more accessible than ever with our Interest-Free Financing. Don’t let cost be a barrier to reaching your wellness goals. With our straightforward and affordable payment plans, you can focus on what truly matters – your journey to better health. Begin this transformative process now, with no upfront costs, and break down the investment into manageable monthly payments. With North York Weight Loss Clinic, achieving your ideal lifestyle has never been so achievable. Take advantage of our Interest-Free Financing option today, because a healthier you shouldn’t have to wait.

Terms and conditions may apply. Get in touch with us today to check your eligibility.

A 6 to 10 Month Holistic Program

Embark on a life-changing journey with our 6 to 10-month holistic program, designed to complement the Allurion Gastric Balloon. This comprehensive program focuses on integrating healthy lifestyle changes alongside the gastric balloon procedure. With personalised nutritional guidance, fitness planning, mental wellness support, and real-time progress tracking, we ensure your journey to weight loss is not just successful, but sustainable and empowering. This holistic approach puts you in control, fostering a healthier, happier you.

12 Months After

95% Sustained weight loss

Experience lasting transformation with the Allurion Gastric Balloon. Our program boasts an impressive 95% rate of sustained weight loss 12 months after the procedure. We don’t just help you lose weight – we equip you with the tools and support to maintain your progress long after the balloon procedure. It’s not just about a temporary change, it’s about embracing a sustainable, healthier lifestyle. Start your journey with us and discover the power of lasting weight loss success.

What can I expect on my journey with North York Weight Loss Clinic

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Medical Consultation

Commence your journey with an in-depth medical consultation, ensuring your suitability for the Allurion Balloon and personalising your treatment plan.

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Balloon Insertion

Undergo the innovative, non-surgical balloon insertion by our skilled clinicians – a swift procedure initiating your weight loss journey.

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Dietary Consultation

Receive tailored dietary advice from our nutrition experts, guiding you towards healthier eating habits and maximizing your weight loss potential.

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Follow up Appointments

Benefit from regular follow-up appointments, offering you continual support, monitoring your progress, and adjusting your plan as needed for optimal results.

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What People Say

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Under the leadership of Dr. Hesam Shakourianfard, a dedicated and compassionate physician, and his seasoned team, numerous Canadians have achieved significant weight loss, improved well-being, and regained command over their lives. We are eager to present the compelling narratives of their accomplishments.

As physicians, we must adhere to the advertising regulations established by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which are applicable to all medical practitioners in the province. Consequently, we are prohibited from featuring visual representations and endorsements provided by our patients. Nevertheless, should you wish to explore firsthand evidence of our patients’ success stories, we cordially invite you to our clinic for additional details and information.

Inspired for a better you

Embrace the change and start your transformation today with the Allurion Gastric Balloon. Begin the journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Choose your plan

Select the plan that’s right for you

Take it


We have a plan to suit all

Allurion 4 Months Balloon


Best for starting small

Swallow under X-Ray

4 month implant

4 Month App Access

6 Month Aftercare

Connected Scales

Health Tracker Watch


90 Day Warranty

Allurion Plus


Best for scaling up

Swallow under X-Ray

8 month implant (2x 4months)

10 Month App Access

10 Month Aftercare

Connected Scales

Health Tracker Watch


90 Day Warranty (Per Placement)


Your burning questions about the Allurion weight-loss Program

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.


Gaur et al. 2015, GI Endoscopy

Jamal MH et al., [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 30]. Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.

Ienca R, Al Jarallah M, Caballero A, et al. The Procedureless Elipse Gastric Balloon Program: Multicenter Experience in 1770 Consecutive Patients. Obes Surg. 2020;30(9):3354-3362

After the Allurion Balloon passes, the Allurion Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month. At the end of the Allurion Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study showed that 95% of the average weight loss with the Allurion Balloon was sustained 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.(superscript 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.




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 (

No. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon deflates and passes naturally. In very rare cases, an intervention might be required.

Up to 95% of weight-loss may be sustained 12 months after the Balloon exits the body!

The placement takes place during a less than 20-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 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.

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 10–15% of their total body weight. If you still want to lose more weight, a second Balloon can be placed after completing the first program.

Our Professionals

Dr. Langroodi

About Dr. Langroodi

Dr. Mahsa H. Langroodi
MD CCFP DABFM, Family Doctor
Dr. Mahsa H. Langroodi is a primary care physician who has completed her residency in Family and community medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Langroodi is currently an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at WMU, and her passion is personalized medicine and cosmetics. Dr. Langroodi is an aspiring functional medicine physician and she strives on treating the whole person and not just the symptoms. She believes prevention is the key to a long and healthy life, and always out-rivals treatment. She also believes root causes needs to be identified  and addressed in order to treat and heal illnesses. She utilizes the concepts of modern medicine  and combines them with functional medicine methods in her daily practice, to benefit her patients to fullest. Dr. Langroodi looks forward to meeting you in person and serving you to the fullest of his abilities.

Dr. Hesam Shakourianfard

MD CCFP DABFM, Family Doctor

Dr. Hesamaddin Shakourianfard is a primary care physician who has completed his residency in Family and community medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. 

Dr. Shakourianfard is currently an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at WMU, and he is passionate about Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Shakourianfard is an aspiring Obesity medicine and functional medicine physician.  He believes prevention outweighs treatment; and a holistic approach to health and fitness, in which body and mind are viewed as a continuum, in order to achieve balance, and optimal levels of wellness.

He believes in treating the whole person and taking an individualized approach, incorporating: Mental/emotional health/spiritual , musculoskeletal health, functional medicine concepts, food as medicine, and dietary supplements & herbs. 

Dr. Shakourianfard looks forward to meeting you in person and serving you to the fullest of his abilities.


Inspired for a better you

Embrace the change and start your transformation today with the Allurion Gastric Balloon. Begin the journey towards a healthier, happier you.

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