Balón Elipse, el tratamiento más innovador para la pérdida de peso
DIARIO DEL ALTOARAGON – El balón intragástrico Elipse es uno de los tratamientos estrella para perder peso debido a sus grandes ventajas entre las que se destacan que es ingerible y no requiere cirugía, ni endoscopia, ni anestesia.
The balloon that can change your life
ANTI-AGE MAGAZINE – To date, more than 10,000 patients worldwide have been won over by this innovation. Claire, age 42, Elipse patient, tells: “What convinced and reassured me about this programme is the guidance I received from the healthcare professionals and the astounding results. I lost 10 kilos in 4 months, which means I can now run without being out of breath. My children can’t believe it!”
Le ballon qui change la vie
ANTI-ÂGE MAGAZINE – « Notre objectif à travers cette innovation est d’aider les gens à prendre conscience de leur aptitude à améliorer leur santé et leur quotidien. Le Ballon Elipse est une nouvelle technique quasi non invasive, encore plus SÛRE, plus SIMPLE (la pose en 20 minutes), et plus EFFICACE (une perte de poids moyenne de 13 à 15 kilos en 4 mois) » Samuel Lévy, co-fondateur.
Natick’s Allurion breaks new ground in the weight-loss market
THE METROWEST DAILY NEWS – Gaur and Levy developed the concept when they were second-year students at Harvard Medical School, and noticed a connection between obesity and almost every disease, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. […] According to Gaur, there are 70 million obese people in the U.S., but only 200,000 have weight-loss surgery.
Massachusetts doctors going the startup route
THE BOSTON GLOBE – “I realized that as a practicing physician or surgeon, the absolute impact I could have was constrained by what I could do with my two hands in 24 hours,” said Dr. Samuel Levy, 35, who planned to become a medical oncologist but instead helped found Allurion Technologies in 2009 to take on the obesity epidemic. […] Levy said he can help “patients halfway around the world while I am sleeping”.
Deflating obesity: Allurion hopes its new balloon can help patients with weight loss
WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The Elipse Balloon is already used in 12 countries in Europe and the Middle East, and Allurion expects to have its 10,000th patient by the end of the year after two years on the market. The company is now enrolling 400 patients for a clinical study in the United States, with a plan to receive results next year and win U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval by 2020.
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.
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”.
Channel 4 – Live Well for Longer Episode 4
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.