A state-of-the-art gastric pill balloon will be inflated in your stomach and checked using quick x-rays.
The Allurion Connected Scale and Health Tracker, connected to the Allurion Mobile App to track and support your achievements.
A team of experts to support your personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan.
A breakthrough in simplicity: lose weight without surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia.***
Receive multi-disciplinary support from your clinic during your weight-loss journey.****
Demonstrated that 95% of weight-loss from the Allurion Balloon can be sustained at 12 months.**
Dot shares her weight loss journey and experience on how she lost 21 KG with the Allurion Program.
Your burning questions about the Allurion weight-loss Programme (previously known as the 'Elipse balloon')
BPharm, MSc, MBChB, MMed, FCP(SA), Cert(Phys)GI
Meet Dr Dale Peterson, a renowned Gastroenterologist proudly serving the community at Melomed Tokai Hospital. His remarkable journey from a passionate pharmacist to a distinguished gastroenterologist is a testament to his dedication to the medical field.
Hailing from Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), Dr Peterson began his academic pursuits with a BPharm degree from the University of Port Elizabeth in 2003. His quest for knowledge led him to complete an MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005.
Feeling a call to more direct patient care, Dr Peterson transitioned to clinical medicine, completing his MBChB at the prestigious University of Witwatersrand in 2011. His profound interest in internal medicine drove him to specialise further, earning his FCP(SA) and MMed in Internal Medicine from the University of Stellenbosch in 2020. Later, intending to delve deeper into Gastroenterology, he received his sub-speciality certification in gastroenterology and joined the South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES).
Over the years, Dr Peterson has donned many hats, from his role as a Pharmacist at various esteemed pharmacies like Kempston Road Pharmacy and Mill Park Pharmacy in Johannesburg to a dedicated Medical Officer in prominent hospitals such as Livingstone Hospital and Dora Nginza Tertiary Hospital. Most notably, his tenure at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town saw him evolve from a Medical Intern to an Internal Medicine Consultant and an integral part of the IPC COVID-19 vaccination programme.
What truly sets Dr Peterson apart is his unique blend of clinical insight and human touch. He believes in the holistic well-being of his patients, a philosophy nurtured during his early days in pharmaceutical care. He has also dedicated time and expertise to community outreach programmes, notably the Phelophepa Healthcare Train in 2003 and 2004.
With extensive experience in both pharmaceuticals and medicine, Dr Peterson provides a unique perspective on patient care. He understands the journey of health and wellness from the perspective of medicine formulation and direct patient care. He addresses gastroenterological concerns with a compassionate heart and an expert’s eye with unmatched proficiency, providing a safe and non-judgmental space to share your concerns.