Elipse Swallow Capsule
Lose weight with Gastric Balloon
NO Surgery, No Endoscopy, No Sedation
Price: 2700 GBP
- Insertion of Elipse balloon, including x-rays
- Clinical support, 24/7, including balloon
- 12 months support from our clinical dietitian
- Digital scale and phone app (for you to keep)
- Free consultation
Who is it for?
Overweight people with a minimum BMI 27 are qualified for this therapy, once they are confirmed to be safe for the procedure. Once you start losing weight, many of the chronic disease can show improvement, including diabetes mellitus, elevated blood pressure, sleep apnea, back pain, depression, and several others.
Elipse is a procedureless gastric balloon made from polyurethane that is swallowed by the patient before it is filled with 550 mL of saline through a thin catheter. After approximately four months, a resorbable material inside the balloon degrades. The resorbable material must completely degrade before a release valve opens and allows the balloon to empty within minutes. The empty balloon is then excreted naturally. Elipse may be desirable for patients who wish to avoid endoscopy and/or anesthesia.
What does the Elipse Program consist of?
At the center of the 6-month Elipse Program is the Elipse Balloon, a soft balloon that is placed in your stomach. The Elipse Balloon takes up space in the stomach and helps the user feel full and eat less. The balloon is swallowed during a brief 20-minute office visit, and four months later, passes naturally without the need for a removal procedure. The comprehensive Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program also includes counseling and coaching from a physician and trained nutritionist, a connected scale and a mobile app that allows you to track your progress and help you achieve your weight loss goals.
What results can be expected?
When combined with diet and lifestyle changes, the Elipse Program can lead to meaningful weight loss: Studies have shown that after following 16 weeks of therapy, patients on average lost between 13 and 15kgs1,2. Beyond the number on the scale, the patients often see improvement in their metabolism and in their quality of life1,2 For the entire time that you are losing weight, the Elipse Program helps you cultivate habits in order to achieve your weight loss goals.
How does the balloon and the program work?
Weight loss balloons work by inducing a feeling of fullness, taking up space in the stomach and slowing the passage of food. Their presence helps users feel fuller faster, training them to eat smaller portions3,4. As a participant in the comprehensive Elipse Program, you will receive substantial support to help you succeed.
The Elipse Balloon: To help you make healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices to help you achieve weight-loss goals.
Personalized Guide to Nutrition – Your nutritionist will make recommendations that are best suited to you, your body, and your goals
A wireless Digital Scale – Your Allurion scale will provide constant updates of your progress to your care team and these multiple visits with your care team will help you get the maximum benefit from your Elipse Balloon.
What are the advantages of the Elipse Program?
Simplicity: Watch this 2-minute video of an Elipse Balloon being placed –without any surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia.
Support: Patients receive medical and nutritional support, a “smart” weighing scale and a mobile app to track their progress.
Results: The Elipse Balloon helps you kick-start your weight-loss journey by helping you feel full and by encouraging the development of new habits.
Do you want to know more about Elipse?
HOW DOES THE ELIPSE BALLOON GET INTO MY STOMACH?
After your physician confirms that Elipse Balloon therapy is right for you, s/he will place the balloon in your stomach during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. You will swallow a capsule that contains the deflated balloon along with a thin tube. Once the capsule has entered your stomach, your doctor will use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid. Once the balloon is filled, your doctor will gently remove the tube—and you’ll be on your way.
IS THE BALLOON EASY TO SWALLOW?
Most people are able to swallow the capsule containing the Elipse Balloon without any issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their physician, who will use a thin wire (stylet) to help guide the capsule into place—still without endoscopy or anesthesia.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I BE ABLE TO LOSE?
Most people lose between 13 and 15 kg over four months of therapy.
WHAT IS THE BALLOON FILLED WITH?
The balloon is filled with 550 ml of liquid.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER PLACEMENT?
Most people are able to return to normal activity within a day or two, but some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasionally vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the commonly used medications prescribed by your physician.
WILL I HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS DURING OR AFTER THE PROGRAMME?
There are no absolute dietary restrictions with the Elipse Programme. However, to maximize weight loss and optimize comfort, our dietician will make recommendations that are best tailored to you, your body, and your goals.
HOW IS THE BALLOON REMOVED?
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.*
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
After the Elipse Balloon passes, the Elipse Programme and the related support from our dietary team continues for a total of 12 months to consolidate your new lifestyle habits. At the end of the Elipse Programme, your efforts are key to continue to manage your weight
*In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. Contact us today to find out if the Elipse Program is right for you. You can also learn more at www.allurion.com.
- Results may vary from one patient to another
- This medical device is a regulated healthcare product, which under European regulations bears the CE mark. © 2017 Allurion Technologies Inc., All rights reserved.
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