What is the Elipse balloon?

A soft balloon that is placed in your stomach. It is the first swallowable gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy|asterisk-293|, or anesthesia


Elipse is designed to help you reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach and kickstart your new healthier lifestyle choices

weight loss

Lose an average of 10 to 15kg in 16 weeks|footnote-294| |footnote-295| |footnote-296| |footnote-297| |footnote-298| |footnote-299| |footnote-300| |footnote-301| |footnote-302| thanks to the balloon and a fully supported lifestyle program

How does the Elipse Balloon work?

The balloon takes up space in your stomach and creates a feeling of fullness. This takes away hunger and means you eat less food at mealtimes.|footnote-294|

Feel satisfied faster

Eat smaller portions

Creates a feeling of fullness

May reduce cravings

Food stays in your stomach longer

May reduce snacking


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months lifestyle program

10 to 15

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Could the Elipse Balloon help you?

Calculate your BMI to find out.

How is the Elipse balloon placed?

The Elipse Balloon experience takes place during a brief 20-minute walk-in placement|footnote-89|

placement 1

The balloon is placed during a 20-minute consultation with your doctor|footnote-89|. You swallow a capsule that contains the deflated balloon. The capsule is attached to a thin tube. There is no need for surgery, endoscopy|asterisk-293|, or anesthesia. A simple X-ray is used to make sure the capsule is in the right position.

Once the capsule is in your stomach, your doctor will use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid. You will have a second X-ray to confirm the balloon is filled and that the placement is complete. Your doctor will then gently remove the tube and you’ll be on your way. With the balloon in your stomach, you will be able to eat less without feeling hungry.

placement 3

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through your gastrointestinal tract when you use the toilet.|footnote-294| |asterisk-293| It’s a convenient and safe way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.

No weight-loss device is a magic bullet

However, Elipse is a fully supported lifestyle program. During the program you will work with your doctor and nutritionist on a food and exercise plan, training yourself to eat smaller portions which may help in the lifestyle transformation of a new you. This will increase the chances of keeping the weight off.|asterisk-304|

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"Elipse has helped me to reprogramme my mind on what I should eat. It's enabled me to carry out everyday tasks and given me my life back. I had taken on a seasonal job as Father Christmas over the last few years for a very large organisation - you can imagine my delight in December when I was asked if I would like to wear a fat suit, as I was looking so thin!"  

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What happens on placement day?

You swallow a capsule containing the deflated balloon, attached to 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. A second X-ray takes place to make sure the balloon is filled. The placement takes place during a 20-minute outpatient visit.|footnote-89|

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|asterisk-88|Results may vary from one patient to another. A small percentage of patients don’t respond to the treatment.

|asterisk-293|In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. In rare cases, the empty balloon may be vomited instead of passing through the GI tract.

|asterisk-304|  Results may vary from one patient to another. A small percentage of patients don’t respond to the treatment.

|footnote-89|Clinical Trial Reports: DAA069 and DAA105

|footnote-294|Jamal et al. Obes Surg. 2019 Apr;29(4):1236-1241.

|footnote-295|Raftopoulos and Giannakou. SOARD. 2017 Jul;13(7):1174-1182.

|footnote-296|Al Sabah, S., et al. SOARD. 2018, 14(3), 311-317.

|footnote-297|Machytka E et al. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb;49(2):154-160.

|footnote-298|Genco et al. Obes Surg 2017,DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2877-1

|footnote-299|Al-Subaie S et al. Int J Surg. 2017 Dec;48:16-22.

|footnote-300|Ienca et al. Submitted to SOARD. Abstract A278, presented at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

|footnote-301|Genco et al. Abstract A185. Oral Presentation at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

|footnote-302|Ienca et al. Obes Surg.  2020 Apr 11. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04539-8

|footnote-303|Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States

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