Ellipse gastric balloon (now known as Allurion gastric balloon) is a new generation gastric balloon that can be used without anesthesia or endoscopy and is swallowed with water. Although the swallowable gastric balloon has many benefits, the effect is the same as with standard gastric balloons. Like all gastric balloons, it aids in weight loss by occupying space in the stomach.
The most effective method for treating non-surgical obesity is using gastric balloons, which delay hunger pangs with a sense of satiety, slow the absorption of nutrients, and make it easier to feel full thanks to the volume they take up in the stomach.
The “gastric balloon pill” is another name for the ingestible gastric balloon. Capsules containing a compressed gastric balloon are intended to be taken like pills. Additionally, it is thinner than regular balloons. Due to its slim construction, the balloon can be easily swallowed, moved through the intestines without being removed, and expelled through the feces.
Although the balloon’s structure is fragile, there is no need to be concerned about durability. Similar to other balloons, the swallowed gastric balloon has a high acid resistance.
The body mass index range for the swallowable gastric balloon is 27 to 40. The applicants must be at least between 18 and 65 to apply. It is an incredibly ideal method, particularly for patients who find it difficult or uncomfortable to undergo anesthesia. Additionally, our out-of-town or international patients do not need to return repeatedly for follow-up care and discharge.
Dietician follow-ups are done online with the help of the smart scale, smartwatch, and mobile application that go along with them. You only need to come in to have a gastric balloon inserted because the swallowable balloon does not require any removal procedure.
An average of 4 months pass while the Allurion Elipse gastric balloon is still inside the stomach. In these four months, you could lose an average of 10 to 15 percent of your starting weight. According to studies, people who lose weight using a gastric balloon do so mainly within the first 16 weeks; after that, keeping the balloon in the stomach has little effect on weight loss.
On the other hand, the Allurion Weight Loss program lasts for six months. Dietitian support should be continued when the balloon is in your stomach and after it has been expelled from the body.
What are the Advantages of an Ellipse Gastric Balloon?
Ellipse is a gastric balloon of the most recent generation made using cutting-edge technology. The swallowable balloon is more advantageous in many ways when compared to the traditional gastric balloons and the Allurion gastric balloon.
- Does not require anesthesia or an endoscopy
The Elipse gastric balloon’s primary distinction is, of course, its application technique. Endoscopy and anesthesia side effects are eliminated when a gastric balloon is ingested with water. It is perfect for patients who are reluctant to undergo anesthesia or endoscopy and offers great convenience for those who find it challenging to receive anesthesia.
The number of people who are afraid of anesthesia is exceptionally high, so it is crucial for them to be able to have a gastric balloon inserted without going through the anxiety of anesthesia. Additionally, the stress felt during the application is minimal because people are aware and communicating.
- Very Little Risk of Complications and Adverse Reactions
Compared to standard balloons, the likelihood of complications and side effects in swallowable gastric balloon applications is incredibly low. This is because the balloon’s thin and flexible structure makes application simple. Other gastric balloons may require the balloon to be removed because of issues and severe side effects at a rate of up to 20%. It is only 1.49% in the Allurion Gastric Balloon.
Our patients who have had the Elipse gastric balloon implanted report that they either never experienced complaints like nausea and cramps or that they only experience mild, transient discomfort.
- Tracking is simple.
Follow-up is the most crucial stage of the obesity treatment process. It will be easier for you to lose weight in a healthy and balanced way if you are under your doctor’s and dietitian’s care. However, our patients who live in other cities or abroad might have a lot of issues with this. For standard balloons, a gastric balloon must be inserted and removed throughout at least two visits. Patients must come for follow-up visits to receive the follow-up portion of their treatment; otherwise, they risk being denied it and may struggle to get the desired results.
On the other hand, the Allurion Gastric Balloon can help you save a ton of time and money because it only needs to be used once, regardless of where the patient lives. You can share your measurements with your doctor and continue to receive online dietitian support thanks to the smart scale, smartwatch, and mobile application that come with it.
This will make it simple for you to follow up and obtain the assistance you require for weight loss. With this factor and result-focused consideration, the cost, which standard gastric balloons’ apparent benefit, also moves into a less advantageous position.
The total cost of an Ellipse gastric balloon is less than that of an ordinary balloon, which is especially beneficial for international patients. Of course, it makes sense to have a gastric balloon inserted at a lower cost if it is more comfortable and advantageous. For this reason, the Swallowable Balloon is preferred by most patients who travel to us from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Dubai, Austria, and many other nations for gastric balloon surgery.
- Simpler Continuity and Adaptation to the Weight Loss Process
By maintaining their weight and continuing to lose weight after the balloon is removed, Elipse gastric balloon users reportedly have a higher success rate than standard balloon users. This is because it is simpler for them to keep up their healthy eating routines after ballooning. Patients may experience anxiety when having the endoscopic gastric balloon removed from their stomach.
The patient questioned whether she could maintain her weight and stick to her diet now that there was no longer a balloon in her stomach. He experiences anxiety and even fears putting on weight again. Some obese patients may not be able to handle these worries and revert to their old eating habits because they are more likely than other people to have a more significant impact on eating patterns and psychological changes.
However, the date when the Allurion balloon will come out of the stomach is unclear, and most patients need to realize that the balloon has been removed from the body. In this way, they can easily maintain a healthy diet after the balloon without worrying about no more balloons and continue to lose weight.
Then, since they do not know when the balloon is thrown, they can easily survive the post-balloon process with the confidence to continue without the balloon and gain sustainable eating habits much more quickly than those with a standard gastric balloon.
Therefore, even though the swallowable gastric balloon appears to have the same function, it also offers several additional benefits.