Lawrence Cohen, MD, Is the head of the Gastroenterologist team at La Fontaine Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Toronto, a position he has held since 2000. Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and holds a Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Licensure.
Since 1985, Dr. Cohen has been an active gastroenterology consultant at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in addition to medical and acting director positions there.Raised in Toronto, Canada, he began his post secondary school education at the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, and later, his Masters of Science degree in Pharmacology.
Allurion Gastric Balloon Programme plus tax $7000.00 equals $7910.00
A patient swallows a gastric balloon, which is a non-invasive weight-loss gadget that stays in the stomach and is inflated with water. The procedure takes about 20 minutes to perform and doesn’t include an endoscope or general anaesthesia.
You’re not alone if you’re overweight or obese and have attempted to reduce weight in the past without success. Consumer dissatisfaction with prior weight loss interventions is reported by 76% of consumers. However, the Allurion Program and gastric balloon offer a ground-breaking solution to achieve your weight loss goals faster with verified outcomes.
How much weight can be lost with Allurion?
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.
How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon work?
Previously known as the ‘Elipse Balloon’, the Allurion Balloon is a pill balloon capsule, which is swallowed under the guidance of our Healthcare Professionals without anaesthesia or endoscopy*.
The Balloon will be inflated in your stomach, checked using quick x-rays and you’ll be on your way! The entire procedure takes approximately 15 minutes with an outpatient visit. You will also be supported by the Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and App.
The Allurion Balloon is safe, non-permanent, recommended by doctors, and can help you kickstart an average loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 16 weeks⁴ alongside our fully supported 6-month lifestyle Programme.
After ~16 weeks the pill balloon degrades and leaves the body naturally.
The results can last a lifetime. By the time the balloon passes, you’ve developed new food preferences, adjusted to smaller portion sizes, and developed a new understanding of your body which leads to real results, not endless yo-yo-ing.
The Allurion Balloon is a safe, non-permanent solution and can help you to kickstart your weight-loss journey.
Is the Allurion Program more effective than dieting alone?
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.
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.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.
How is the Balloon placed?
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.