Elipse Balloon Pill Procedure
If you are significantly overweight and have a history of unsuccessful dieting, the ElipseTM Balloon Pill Weight Loss Program may be right for you. At the center of the Elipse Program is a soft balloon that is placed in your stomach. The balloon is swallowed during a 20-minute appointment, and neither placement nor removal of the balloon requires surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia*.
With the help of your care team and the sense of fullness created by your balloon, you can change your eating habits and reclaim control of your health.
* In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. Talk to your doctor today to find out if the Elipse Program is right for you. You can also learn more at www.allurion.com.
After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure
- Weight Loss that Makes a Difference
With the sense of fullness created by the Elipse Balloon in your stomach, you can eat less without feeling hungry.
Lose up to 50% of your excess weight over four months of balloon therapy1
Clinical studies have consistently demonstrated that gastric balloons provide significantly more weight loss than diet and exercise alone2,3.
1 Raftopoulos and Giannakou, 2017, in press in SOARD
2 Courcoulas et al. Int J Obes. 2017; 41(3):427-33.
3 Ponce et al. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2015; 11(4): 874-81.