About Gastric Balloons
How Gastric Balloons Work
Weight loss balloons have become widely-accepted tools that provide more substantial and sustained weight loss than diet and exercise alone1,2.
Balloons are typically placed in the stomach endoscopically, remain in the stomach for several months, and are then removed endoscopically.
Why the Elipse® Balloon?
The Elipse Balloon is the world’s first weight loss balloon that is placed and removed without requiring surgery, endoscopy or anesthesia*.
Weight Loss Results
In non-randomized studies, the weight loss achieved in obese individuals during 6 months of balloon therapy with diet and exercise counseling averaged 39.2 lb with few severe complications3. In a recent randomized study in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome, the weight loss achieved after 6 months of balloon therapy combined with diet and exercise counseling was 31.7 lb compared to 11.2 lb with diet and exercise counseling alone4
While they are effective, traditional balloons have several limitations:
- They are expensive, driven largely by the cost of endoscopy.
- They require anesthesia.
- In addition to a placement procedure, endoscopy is required for balloon removal.
The Elipse Balloon, a breakthrough weight-loss technology
* In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.Talk to your doctor to find out if the Elipse Program is right for you.
4Fuller NR, Pearson S, Lau NS, Wlodarczyk J, Halstead MB, Tee H-P, et al. An Intragastric Balloon in the Treatment Of Obese Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Study. Obesity. 2013;21(8):1561-70.