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October 8, 2018

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”.

August 7, 2018

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.

July 26, 2018

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

July 26, 2018

Allurion Technologies Completes Enrollment in Landmark Pivotal U.S. Clinical Trial for the Elipse® Balloon

BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies, a pioneering leader in the development of innovative, scalable and trusted weight loss experiences, today announces completion of enrollment in ENLIGHTEN, a United States clinical trial for the Elipse® Balloon –a procedureless™ gastric balloon for weight loss.

June 18, 2018

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.

June 4, 2018

Elipse Balloon

SPIRE GATWICK PARK HOSPITAL – Mr Simon Monkhouse, consultant bariatric surgeon, gives an overview of new non-surgical weight-loss procedure, the Elipse balloon.

March 16, 2018

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


March 15, 2018

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.

February 28, 2018

VIDEO – Next Gen: Allurion Technologies

WCVB – This Natick-based company thinks they might have a solution for obesity.

February 14, 2018

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.