BMI Kings Park Hospital has teamed up with Allurion to bring the world’s first non-surgical* weight loss device to Scotland.
The Elipse gastric balloon is intended to promote temporary weight loss in overweight and obese individuals when used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behaviour modification programme.
How does it work?
The Elipse balloon comes in a capsule attached to a thin tube. The capsule is swallowed and then your consultant will use a quick x-ray to ensure the capsule is in your stomach. The balloon will be filled through the tube and then removed, completing the process.
All this can be done in as quick as 15 minutes!
If you are having difficulty swallowing the capsule on your own, Elipse comes with an accessory that the consultant can use to gently assist whilst you swallow.
What happens next?
Now that the Elipse balloon has been placed and filled in your stomach the consultant may recommend that for the first couple of days, you drink only liquids and move on to solid foods when comfortable.
You may experience some nausea and discomfort during the first week after you receive Elipse. However, your consultant may prescribe medication to help you feel more comfortable.
Remember, the Elipse balloon is an aid to weight loss and cannot replace a balanced and healthy diet and you should use the feelings of fullness provided by Elipse to practice eating smaller, healthier meals.
How long does it last and how is it removed?
The Elipse balloon will stay in your stomach for 16 weeks and will empty on its own and pass naturally – without any need to visit your consultant.
There is nowhere else in Scotland that offers this type of treatment without the need for any surgery.
If you want to find out more or book an appointment to see a consultant, call one of our friendly advisers on 0800 656 9608.
*No surgery, endoscopy or anaesthesia required