Would YOU try it? The weight-loss balloon that’s swallowed like a pill to avoid surgery
- Late last year, Kayleigh Fellows tipped the scales at 19stone, making her obese
- Wary of gastric surgery, she decided to try an alternative – the Elipse balloon
- Made from a thin form of plastic, it comes in a capsule with a catheter attached
- Once swallowed, a surgeon ensures it is in place using X-ray and fills with saline
- Impressively, Kayleigh now weighs just 16st 2lb and her BMI is down to 36.5
What is a gastric balloon and how can it help you lose weight? All you need to know
THE SUN – A UK health expert has said that “potentially millions” of obese people could be helped by a new pill containing a gastric balloon.
Here’s the lowdown on the balloon procedure which leaves people feeling full without consuming as much food.
VIDEO – Next Gen: Allurion Technologies
WCVB – This Natick-based company thinks they might have a solution for obesity.
VIDEO – The biodegradable balloon you can swallow to lose weight
ITV GOOD MORNING BRITAIN – A new biodegradable balloon is offering gastric bypass patients a less invasive alternative to gastric surgery. Patients in the UK can now swallow a balloon that inflates in the stomach and suppresses hunger for four months before disintegrating and leaving the body naturally.
Dr Hilary Jones joined us this morning to tell us more.
Allurion initiates ENLIGHTEN trial for Elipse Balloon
BARIATRIC NEWS – Allurion Technologies has started the ENLIGHTEN clinical trial for the Elipse Balloon – the world’s first and only procedureless gastric balloon for weight loss. ENLIGHTEN is a randomised, sham-controlled study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Elipse Balloon in 400 individuals. The study will be conducted at up to 12 sites in the US.
Allurion Technologies Commences Landmark Pivotal U.S. Clinical Trial for the Elipse® Balloon
BUSINESSWIRE – First Patients Treated in the U.S. with the World’s First and Only Procedureless™ Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss
FierceMedTech’s 2017 Fierce 15
FIERCE MEDICAL DEVICES – When we were compiling this year’s crop of Fierce 15 companies, some clear themes stood out. Genomics. Bioelectronics. Artificial intelligence. But while multiple companies are working to improve the use of these technologies, there runs a deeper current: making care more accessible.
For example, Allurion Technologies is developing a weight-loss balloon that is swallowed in an outpatient procedure and is naturally passed from the body at the end of the treatment period.
Allurion Technologies Appoints Four Distinguished Board Members; Secures Term Loan from Silicon Valley Bank
BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies, maker of the Elipse® Balloon – the world’s first and only procedureless™ gastric balloon for weight loss – announces the appointment of Michael Davin, Gail Zauder, Todd Zavodnick and Krishna Gupta to its Board of Directors.
The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Balloons and Robots
BLOOMBERG – Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchor Anne Mostue are joined by top names from local business and finance to medicine and politics, along with Bloomberg reporters covering the latest stories in and around Boston.
This Company Raised $27 Million for a Weight Loss Balloon You Can Swallow in a Pill
FORTUNE – Beyond diet and exercise, Americans who need to lose significant weight—whether to guard against diabetes, heart disease, or other obesity-related illnesses—don’t have a lot of ideal options. Bariatric surgery is invasive, risky, and expensive.