A breakthrough
in simplicity

The Elipse Program can help overweight or
obese individuals accomplish their weight loss goals

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Overview of the Elipse Program

The Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program is more than a weight loss balloon. It’s a multidisciplinary team effort that from the office to the smartphone, surrounds the program participant with a transformational weight loss experience.


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Month 1
The physician prepares the program participant to swallow the balloon. The nutritional coach discusses required lifestyle changes that will make the Elipse Program most effective.
Therapy begins when the user swallows a vegetarian capsule containing the Elipse Balloon during a simple outpatient visit. After an X-ray confirms the balloon is present in the stomach, the balloon is filled with water via a catheter.
Months 2-5
During 4 months of therapy, the user transmits data to their physicians via a “smart” scale. Physicians can provide real-time advice and support, helping the user maximize the efficacy of the Elipse Program.
After 4 months, the Elipse Balloon automatically deflates and is excreted naturally without the need for a removal procedure*.
Month 6 and beyond
The care team provides ongoing support and lifestyle coaching to the user who has learned to make smarter, healthier choices and reclaim control of his/her health.

Indications for the Elipse Balloon

The Elipse Balloon is a temporary weight loss aid for adults over the age of 18 who are overweight or obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 27. The Elipse Balloon can only be administered by a healthcare professional who has been trained in its use. The Elipse Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification program. Some individuals may not be eligible to receive the Elipse Balloon.


The Safety and Efficacy of the Procedure-less Intra- Gastric Balloon Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Shehab Ekrouf, Ahmad Almulla, Saud Al-Subaie, Mubarak Al Kendari arrow
December 2017, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
A prospective pilot study of the efficacy and safety of Elipse intragastric balloon: A single-center, single-surgeon experience Saud Al-Subaie, Salman Khalifa, Waleed Buhaimed and Shahad Al-Rashidi arrow
October 2017, International Journal of Surgery, Vol. 48
Safety and Efficacy of a New Swallowable Intragastric Balloon Not Needing Endoscopy: Early Italian Experience Genco, Ernesti, Ienca, Casella, Mariani, Francomano, Soricelli, Lorenzo, Monti arrow
September 2017, Obesity Surgery
The Elipse Balloon, a swallowable gastric balloon for weight loss not requiring sedation, anesthesia or endoscopy: a pilot study with 12-month outcomes Ioannis Raftopoulos, Andreas Giannakou arrow
July 2017, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Vol. 13
Elipse, a Procedureless Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss: a Proof-of-Concept Pilot Study Evzen Machytka, Shantanu Gaur, Ram Chuttani, Martina Bojkova, Tomas Kupka, Marek Buzga, Andreas Giannakou, Kandiliotis Ioannis, Elisabeth Mathus-Vliegen, Samuel Levy, Loannis Raftopoulos arrow
December 2016, Endoscopy, Vol. 49
Elipse, the first procedureless gastric balloon for weight loss: a prospective, observational, open-label, multicenter study Evzen Machytka, Ram Chuttani, Martina Bojkova, Tomas Kupka, Marek Buzga, Kathryn Stecco, Samuel Levy, Shantanu Gaur arrow
March 2016, Obesity Surgery, Vol. 26

Working with Allurion

Do you have patients in your practice who are interested in losing weight?
Can your practice deliver a comprehensive weight loss program to complement the Elipse Balloon?
Do you have access to x-ray?

If you answered yes to the questions above, the Elipse System may be right for you. For more information, fill out this form.

Training Room

If you are an Elipse-Certified Physician, use your username and password to access the Elipse Balloon training room or ask your local sales contact to provide login details.


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