The Gastric balloon in a pill – The Elipse
Streamline Surgical is pleased to offer the ElipseTM balloon, a procedureless*, swallowable gastric balloon.
From Monday 6th November, we will be working with Allurion to offer patients the latest weight loss aid, the ElipseTM balloon.
Do you have a history of unsuccessful dieting? The ElipseTM balloon might be right for you. The aim of the balloon is to create a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets.
The ElipseTM balloon is swallowed like a pill, but with a long thin tube attached. Once in place, in the stomach, it is filled with a water solution via the thin tube. Once filled, the tube is detached and removed. Unlike bariatric surgery, the gastric balloon is a temporary measure. After 16 weeks the balloon empties and passes naturally without the need for any medical procedure.*
Watch an animated video of the gastric balloon being placed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E8j_zYLRH4&t=11s
The placement of the balloon takes only 15 minutes, and our package includes 12-months aftercare. This means our compassionate healthcare professionals will be on hand to support and help you achieve your weight loss goal. Our expert dietitians will be able to provide guidance on a balanced, healthy diet at every stage of the process to help you break old nutritional habits.
A recent study on the effects of the ElipseTM balloon showed that patients had, on average, a weight loss of 14.6% of body weight and experienced a significant improvement in quality of life.1
If you would like to find out more or to book a consultation at one of our gastric balloon clinics, get in touch today by filling in our online form or calling us on 0800 157 7033.
*In rare cases, the ElipseTM balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.
1 Weight loss results and benefits vary and are different for every individual.