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”.
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.
New procedure helps fight obesity
GULF NEWS – Ellipse Gastric Balloon helps lose weight through a non-invasive procedure.
Dubai: A new procedure is helping obese patients fight weight problems, with over a hundred overweight individuals taking advantage of the technique in the UAE.
According to experts, the new Ellipse Gastric Balloon not only helps lose weight but also decreases its associated medical conditions
Weight loss with swallowable balloon
MEDIA PLANET, HEALTH AWARENESS – Given the continued growth of the global obesity rate, what solutions are available for the two million overweight and obese people in the UK? Huge breakthroughs in the weight loss industry and new, swallowable balloon treatment means patients can simply walk in and out, with no hospitalisation needed.
SPIRE GATWICK PARK HOSPITAL – Mr Simon Monkhouse, consultant bariatric surgeon, gives an overview of new non-surgical weight-loss procedure, the Elipse balloon.
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.