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Discover each step of this 6-month comprehensive weight-loss program

Step 1: Nutritional Coaching

Meet your team, begin nutritional coaching, and learn how to maximize the efficacy of the Elipse Program

Step 2: Weight Loss

The Elipse Balloon is swallowed during a simple outpatient visit. Diet and healthy lifestyle coaching continue and a wireless “smart” scale connects you to your doctor, allowing him/her to track your progress and offer real-time advice and support. After four months, the balloon automatically empties and passes naturally without the need for any medical procedure*.

Step 3: Stay Motivated

After the balloon passes, you have regained control over your eating habits and your team will help you continue making healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices for long-term weight management.
Step 1: Nutritional Coaching
Step 2: Weight Loss
Step 3: Stay Motivated

Here are the answers to your questions

Discover your balloon and your team

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*.

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.



How does the balloon work?

The Elipse Balloon creates a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets.  The food you do eat stays in your stomach longer, reinforcing the feeling of fullness and enabling you to skip snacks between meals. Clinical studies have consistently demonstrated that gastric balloons provide more significant weight loss than diet and exercise alone1, 2.


What happens if I decide to have an Elipse Balloon?

Your physician will conduct a thorough exam and investigate your medical history to confirm that the Elipse Balloon is right for you.  The Elipse Balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute office visit and following physician approval, most people return to normal activities immediately following placement.

During the program, a smart scale connects you with your doctor and allows him/her to track your progress, provide real-time advice and support, helping you stay on track.

Four months after placement, the Elipse Balloon automatically deflates and passes naturally, without the need for a procedure or even an office visit for removal*.


What happens when the balloon is gone?

By the time your balloon passes, your body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energized with smaller portions.


How can I get started?

Talk to your doctor to see if you are a candidate for the Elipse Program.

Click here to find the nearest Elipse Balloon specialist.


Why Gastric Balloons?

Weight loss balloons have become widely-accepted tools, providing more substantial and sustained weight loss than diet and exercise alone1,2.


How do they 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 portions. Weight loss balloons enable their users to make healthier dietary choices without the cravings and hunger that often accompany regular diets.


Why the Elipse Balloon?

The Elipse Balloon is the world’s first and only weight loss balloon that is placed and removed without requiring endoscopy or anesthesia. It is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After four months in the body, it automatically deflates and passes safely through the digestive tract*.


What results can I expect?

When combined with diet and lifestyle changes, the Elipse Program can lead to meaningful weight loss: following 16 weeks of therapy, patients lose 15kgs on average3. Health benefits include improved glycemic control, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and higher reported quality of life4.


*In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. Results may vary from one participant to another. Talk to your doctor to find out if the Elipse Program is right for you.


1 Courcoulas et al. Int J Obes. 2017; 41(3):427-33.

Ponce et al. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2015; 11(4): 874-81.

3 Raftopoulos and Giannakou. SOARD. 2017; 13(7):1174-82

Machytka Evzen et al. Obesity Surgery Vol. 26. 2017; 49(02): 154-160