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The Elipse Program
The Elipse Program is a 6-month comprehensive weight loss program built around the Elipse Balloon, a breakthrough weight-loss device.
The Elipse Program includes the Elipse Balloon for approximately 4 months. It also includes a 6-month medical and nutritional support, including one month before placement, and one month after the Balloon passes. Patients receive a “smart” connected scale and mobile app that allows them to monitor and share their progress with their healthcare team.
Simplicity: the Elipse Balloon is swallowed during a brief 20min visit. No surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia is required*.
Support: Patients receive medical and nutritional support for the duration of the program. Patients also receive a connected scale that allows them to monitor 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 habit.
The Elipse Balloon
The Elipse Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia for placement or removal*. The balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After approximately 16 weeks, it empties and passes naturally.
The patient swallows a capsule containing the deflated balloon along with a thin tube. Once the balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the balloon is filled through the catheter with 550 ml of water. The placement takes place during a 20-minute outpatient visit.
Most people are able to swallow the Elipse Balloon without issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their physician, who will guide the balloon into place—still without endoscopy or anesthesia.
Following physician approval, 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 standard medications prescribed by the physician.
After approximately 16 weeks inside the 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?
By the time the balloon passes, the patient’s body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energized with smaller portions.
*In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.
Following physician approval, there are no absolute dietary restrictions with the Elipse Program. However, to maximize weight loss and comfort, the nutritionist will make recommendations tailored to each patient.
Results and side-effects
According to a recent clinical study, on average, after 16 weeks of Elipse therapy, patients lost on average 15 kg . Results may vary from one participant to another.
Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the standard medications prescribed by the physician.
The Elipse Balloon is a temporary weight loss aid for adults over the age of 18 who are overweight or obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 27.
The Elipse Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification program.
Some individuals may not be eligible to receive the Elipse Balloon. Your doctor will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to determine your eligibility. It is important to provide your physician with a complete and accurate medical history. In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.