What is the Elipse balloon?
***THE ELIPSE BALLOON IS NOT YET FDA APPROVED. THE FOLLOWING IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY***
The Elipse balloon is the first gastric balloon for weight loss that does not require a procedure in order to place it or remove it. The Elipse gastric balloon works in a similar way to other gastric balloons for weight loss, by taking up space in your stomach, helping you to feel full quicker and therefore eat less, and lose weight. To get the Elipse Balloon placed, all you have to do is swallow it in a short visit to the doctor’s office. There is no need to remove it as it passes naturally through the digestive system months later.
With the Elipse gastric balloon, there is no surgery, endoscopy or anesthesia required.
The Elipse Balloon could be a safe and effective weight loss tool that could help overweight patients lose weight. The balloon is made in such a way that it self-empties and passes safely through your digestive system when the time is right.
The entire process of swallowing and placing the Elipse Gastric Balloon only takes 15 minutes from beginning to end. After the balloon is placed, you will be seen weekly by the doctor so he can monitor your progress as well as administer a healthy eating plan. The Elipse balloon is not yet FDA approved and is not available in the United States. This information is for your education only.
When patients adhere to the diet and exercise plan while they have their balloon in place, typically see major changes in only 16 weeks. The Elipse Gastric Balloon can be a great tool that can help jumpstart patients on their journey to lose weight, while helping them develop healthy eating and exercising habits.