A fully supported weight loss journey

What is the Elipse Balloon?

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.|asterisk-293| The balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit.|footnote-89| After approximately 16 weeks, the balloon empties and passes naturally.

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How does the Elipse Balloon work?

The balloon takes up space in your stomach and induces weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness. This means that you are more likely to reduce the amount of food you eat throughout the day.|footnote-294|

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How much weight can be lost with Elipse?

After approximately 16 weeks of the Elipse Programme|asterisk-307|, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10 to 15kgs (1.57 to 2.36 stone) over the 16 weeks the balloon is in place.|asterisk-88| |footnote-294| |footnote-303| |footnote-302| |footnote-296| |footnote-297| |footnote-295| |footnote-298| |footnote-299| |footnote-300| |footnote-301| |footnote-308|

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What if I want to lose more than 10 to 15 kgs with Elipse?

It is possible to have another placement after your first Elipse balloon has passed, this is called a sequential balloon.|asterisk-3524| |footnote-4099| Sequential balloon treatment is safe and effective if additional weight loss is recommended by your doctor. ​
In a study of 42 patients, the average weight loss with 2 sequential Elipse Balloons was 22kgs and 22.8% total body weight loss. The maximum weight loss achieved was 48kgs and 40.9% body weight loss in 12 months!|footnote-4100|

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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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Is it easy to swallow?


Published data have shown that 99.9% of people succeed in swallowing the Elipse Balloon. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule on your own, your healthcare professional can assist you by gently stiffening the catheter with a thin wire.|footnote-302|

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What are the possible side-effects after balloon placement?

Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the commonly used medications prescribed.|footnote-295| |footnote-308| 

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Can I return to normal activities after placement?

Following healthcare professional approval, most people return to normal activity within a day or two, however some people may experience side effects for longer. It may be a good idea to book a few days off work after your balloon placement, just in case, or have the balloon placed on a Friday so you have the weekend off.

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How is the balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through your gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.|asterisk-293| However, in a very small number of patients, the empty balloon may be vomited. No associated adverse events have been reported if this occurs.

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Are there any dietary restrictions?

Your nutritionist and healthcare team will tailor some recommendations for you to increase your success and well-being during the Elipse programme

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What happens after the balloon has passed?

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After the Elipse Balloon passes, the Elipse Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month.|asterisk-307| At the end of the Elipse Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study with 509 patients showed that 95% of average weight loss with Elipse can be sustained at 12-month follow up.|footnote-4147|

Is Elipse better than diet alone?

A recent clinical study has shown that when coupled with a 16-week intensive lifestyle modification (nutrition and exercise programme), Elipse leads to significant weight loss when compared with lifestyle modification alone. The percentage of patients achieving 10% of Total Body Weight Loss at 16 weeks was 72% with Elipse vs 8% with diet and exercise alone.|footnote-303| |asterisk-307|

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Will it be obvious to others that I have the Elipse balloon in my stomach?

The Elipse Programme is a discrete experience. Unless you tell people, no one will know you have had the balloon placed. There is no need to tell family, friends or colleagues about Elipse, unless of course you want to! 

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How much does the Elipse programme cost?

Elipse is more than ‘just a balloon’. It’s a fully supported programme to help you change your approach to losing weight – and to keeping it off. The Elipse Programme is tailored for you. That means the price may vary depending on the lifestyle modification support your healthcare team recommends. Contact your nearest clinic to receive a price and a programme structured for you.

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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-307|The Elipse Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification programme. Allurion advises a 6-month follow-up programme. Its duration is defined by the physician and may vary depending on the physician and patient profile.

|asterisk-3524|Eligibility for a sequential Elipse balloon is evaluated at the time prior to each placement to ensure you still meet requirements

|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. Abstract 237, presented at IFSO 2019, Madrid, Spain

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

|footnote-308|Abu Dayyeh BK. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015; 82(3):425-438

|footnote-4099|Please read the Elipse balloon IFU for further information: https://www.eifu.online/LAB/02

|footnote-4101|Ienca et al. Accepted abstract at Obesity Week 2020

|footnote-4147| Ienca et al. Presented at TOS 2020