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November 6, 2018

New non-surgical gastric balloon aids in weight loss

SPRINGWISE – A standard intragastric balloon procedure costs around 8000 USD, with about half of that from the cost of endoscopy. Without the need for the costly endoscopy, the Allurion procedure can save patients a considerable amount of money.

October 8, 2018

New devices to combat obesity, from three Boston-area firms

THE BOSTON GLOBE – Gastric balloons aren’t new, but traditionally they are inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach in an endoscopic procedure after the patient receives anesthesia. Allurion says the Elipse is the first “procedureless” balloon that can be swallowed when the patient is fully awake in a doctor’s office. “A patient can do it on his lunch break”.

August 20, 2018

Channel 4 – Live Well for Longer Episode 4

 

Click here to watch us on Channel 4 on Live Well for Longer Episode 4. Tune in to 34th minute as Mr Pratik Sufi from Spire Bushey Hospital shows how the new Elipse Pill Balloon works. More information here – http://bit.ly/2pdK5kg 

 

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August 7, 2018

Doctor offers simple solution to curb obesity: swallow a balloon

OZY.COM – Gaur and Levy conceived of a pill that, once swallowed, releases a balloon made of thin polymer film with a tube trailing behind it. As soon as it hits your stomach, about 2.5 cups of water mixed with preservative is pumped through the tube into the balloon. The tube is removed through the mouth, the balloon’s inflated and you’re left feeling full. Total elapsed time: 15 minutes.

July 26, 2018

New procedure helps fight obesity

GULF NEWS – Ellipse Gastric Balloon helps lose weight through a non-invasive procedure.

Dubai: A new procedure is helping obese patients fight weight problems, with over a hundred overweight individuals taking advantage of the technique in the UAE.

According to experts, the new Ellipse Gastric Balloon not only helps lose weight but also decreases its associated medical conditions

July 22, 2018

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June 18, 2018

Weight loss with swallowable balloon

MEDIA PLANET, HEALTH AWARENESS – Given the continued growth of the global obesity rate, what solutions are available for the two million overweight and obese people in the UK? Huge breakthroughs in the weight loss industry and new, swallowable balloon treatment means patients can simply walk in and out, with no hospitalisation needed.

June 4, 2018

Elipse Balloon

SPIRE GATWICK PARK HOSPITAL – Mr Simon Monkhouse, consultant bariatric surgeon, gives an overview of new non-surgical weight-loss procedure, the Elipse balloon.

June 1, 2018

Obesità, arriva il palloncino gastrico che si ingoia come una pillola

MEDICO E PAZIENTE – Grazie a Elipse™ abbiamo un’arma in più da utilizzare in tutte le persone che hanno un BMI da 27 in su, ovvero in uno stato di sovrappeso facilmente reversibile. Elipse™ da solo non può bastare, ma rappresenta una grande opportunità per il paziente che, grazie al precoce senso di sazietà, riesce a aderire con facilità a un regime dietetico controllato, avendo modo di modificare e migliorare le proprie abitudini alimentari.

May 22, 2018

Lo último de lo último: la Cápsula Elipse™

EL CONFIDENCIAL – En los últimos meses, ha irrumpido en este mercado la conocida como Cápsula Elipse™, un dispositivo que con una filosofía muy similar a todos los anteriores dispositivos destaca por dos características. Por un lado, no precisa de endoscopia ni anestesia para su implantación, ya que el dispositivo, del tamaño de una almendra, se traga unido a una cánula; cuando la cápsula llega al estómago, esta se hincha gracias a la cánula, que al terminar se desprende y se extrae por la boca.