How Elipse Works
The Elipse balloon is simply swallowed in form of a soft capsule attached to a tube. Then an X-ray will determine that the balloon is in the correct position and the balloon will be filled using 550ml purified water. Once the balloon is full, the tube is removed.
A full balloon in the stomach gives the sensation of fullness and suppresses the patient’s appetite. This makes it easier to adjust to smaller portion sizes as part of a weight loss programme.
Elipse Removal Procedure
There is no removal procedure with Elipse gastric balloon, it is expelled by the body’s natural processes after around 4 months.