Gastric Balloon Pill

Gastric balloon pill

Swallowable Gastric Balloon

What is Swallowable Gastric Balloon (the Elipse Gastric Balloon)?

A swallowable gastric balloon is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical tool used in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss. The Elipse Gastric Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia for placement.

This breakthrough technology is excreted safely by the body after 16 weeks. In fact, it is one of the most innovative ways to achieve your weight loss goals in a short time with no surgical intervention. The non-surgical gastric balloon offers a simple, safe and effective alternative to traditional weight loss aids.

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General Information




Hospital Stay

The Same Day

Back to Work

1 to 2 Days

Duration of Operation

15 to 20 Minutes

Minimum Stay in Iran

2 Days

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Before Swallowable Gastric Balloon

Is a swallowable Gastric balloon (the Elipse Gastric Balloon) right for me?

If your Body Mass Index (BMI) score is over 27, the dissolvable gastric balloon may help you to achieve long-term weight loss, and the management of other medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

The swallowable gastric balloon procedure may be particularly useful for people considered too overweight to undergo vital surgery. The use of the balloon to successfully reduce weight prior to surgery can also help to reduce the risks associated with surgical procedures on overweight patients.

Benefits of swallowable Gastric balloon (the Elipse Gastric Balloon)

. It is quick and easy to place

. It does not require surgery

. It does not need endoscopy

. No anaesthesia required to place the balloon

. No hospital admission

. It may result in long-term weight loss when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program.

. Obese patients who used a swallowable gastric balloon lost on average about 15.2kg over a four-month period.

. You may feel full quicker and be less hungry while the balloon is in place.

. The Elipse balloon helps you to accomplish long-term weight loss with no surgery.

. Elipse™ will enable repeat therapy that can be customized to individual weight loss needs.

. Most patients lose around 30% of excess body weight or 10% to 30% of their total starting weight.

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Side effects

What are the possible side-effects after Swallowable Gastric balloon placement?

Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the standard medications prescribed by the physician.

Is the balloon easy to swallow?

Most people are able to swallow the capsule containing the Elipse Balloon without any issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their Consultant, who will use a thin wire (stylet) to help guide the capsule into place—still without endoscopy or anaesthesia.

During Swallowable Gastric Balloon

How does the ‘Elipse Balloon’ work?

The ‘Elipse Balloon’ balloon takes up space in the stomach, which helps a patient to lose weight because it makes them feel full after consuming smaller amounts of food.

The presence of the gastric balloon in the stomach means that there is less available space for food. When you eat, your stomach fills up more quickly, stimulating the receptors in the stomach wall to tell your brain that you are full. You can eat smaller meals and still feel satisfied. After this, patients will need to maintain good eating and exercise habits to keep the weight off. The weight loss balloon can be a good option for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) between over 27 and 40.

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During the Procedure

The Elipse balloon is enclosed inside a capsule and is attached to a thin, flexible tube long enough to remain outside the patient’s mouth once it is swallowed.

The capsule is approximately the size of a vitamin pill. You swallow the capsule with a glass of water and once you have swallowed the pill, an X-ray will be performed. The X-ray will confirm that the capsule is safely in your stomach.

After swallowing and performing the X-ray, the Elipse™ is filled with 550 mL of saline liquid in less than ten minutes without the use of anaesthesia.  When filling is complete, the tube is removed by pulling it back out through the patient’s mouth.

The Elipse™ is designed to remain in the stomach for 4 months at which point a self-releasing valve opens, allowing the Elipse™ to empty.  The empty device is small, flexible, and smooth and soon passes out of the stomach and is excreted through the gastrointestinal tract.  Once the Elipse™ has passed, the patient can return for another treatment if they desire additional weight.

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After Swallowable Gastric Balloon

What happens after the Elipse Balloon has been placed?

Most people are able to return to normal activity within a day or two, but some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasionally vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the standard medications prescribed by your consultant.

Eating with the Elipse Balloon

We may recommend that you only drink liquids for the first couple of days and that you move to solid foods when comfortable. The Elipse balloon will help you feel fuller allowing you to eat smaller portions.

How is the balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.  (In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.

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10 common questions about Gastric balloon pill

1How much weight can you lose with a gastric balloon?
Loss of about 10 to 15 percent of body weight is typical during the six months following intragastric balloon placement
2Do I qualify for gastric balloon?
You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. A BMI of 40 or higher also is a qualifying factor
3Can you drink alcohol with a gastric balloon?
And the good news is, you can still drink alcohol. 'I'm not even fully through the treatment and have already lost a stone,' one patient, Helene Fleckney, told us. ... Patients can have the balloon removed with an endoscopy, which doesn't require a general anaesthetic
4Can you die from gastric balloon?
All deaths occurred within a month or less of the placement, the FDA says. In three, it occurred as soon as one to three days after the procedure. ... In addition, the FDA received two more death reports related to complications linked with the balloon, including gastric or esophageal perforation
5Who qualifies for gastric balloon?
You need to have a lot of extra pounds to be a candidate for weight loss surgery: Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (more than100 pounds overweight). BMI of 35-40 (about 80 pounds overweight) and you have diabetes or a metabolic syndrome, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, or obstructive sleep apnea
6Is Gastric Balloon dangerous?
FDA confirms complications from intragastric balloons. Complications from overinflation and acute pancreatitis can create problems for obesity patients treated with intragastric balloons, according to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration
7What can you eat after a gastric balloon?
Shortly after insertion of the balloon you will be instructed to sip water. If that is tolerated you can progress onto free fluids such as milk, yoghurt, fruit juices (low sugar) and soups for the next three days. You should choose nutritious protein containing fluids; soups are ideal and allow good variety .
8Is Gastric Balloon effective?
Intragastric balloon safe and effective in total weight management program. More than one-third of American adults are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater. ... Despite advances, obesity management remains challenging. Diet and exercise often don't produce significant and sustained weight loss
9How much weight can you lose with Orbera?
On its homepage, Orbera claims the average person loses “3x more weight than with exercise and diet alone.” ReShape, meanwhile, claims “patients have lost up to 81 pounds in just six months with the FDA-approved weight loss balloon.”
10How long does a gastric balloon stay in?
It takes only 15 minutes and you will go home the same day. Normally after six months your gastric balloon is deflated and removed as there is an increased risk of balloon deterioration and perforation after this point

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