The Elipse® Balloon is a soft, polyurethane balloon packaged into a swallowable capsule connected to a thin filling catheter (tube). After it has been swallowed and is confirmed to be in place, the balloon is inflated through the filling catheter with 550mL of fluid, to about the size of a grapefruit. After approximately 16 weeks, the Elipse® Balloon is designed to deflate automatically, at which time the deflated balloon is passed naturally into the toilet.
At The BMI Clinic, we combine the Elipse® balloon with our Silver lifestyle program, to provide you with essential support and professional advice to sustain the habits the balloon assists you to create.
* in rare cases, the Elipse balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. It is strongly recommended (and may be required) that you have undergone a recent gastroscopy prior to implantation of the Elipse balloon.