Elipse Balloon Procedure

The Elipse Balloon Procedure is a non-invasive procedure for weight loss in which a swallowable gastric balloon is used without the use of endoscopic instruments and sedation. Unlike the other gastric balloon Dubai procedures, there is no endoscopic instruments involved for the removal of the balloon,which is swallowed, and then inflated on reaching the stomach.

In Elipse Balloon in Dubai, the gastric balloon is swallowed with water, and located in the stomach with the help of X-ray. Once it reaches your stomach, it is inflated using liquid. The inflated balloon gives a feeling of being full sooner, and thus helps in reducing food intake, thereby achieving weight loss.

After a span of 4 months, the balloon automatically deflates, without the need for endoscopic procedure, and is removed via excretion, which is not the case of Obalon balloon Dubai. Hence, this
procedure is completely safe and non-invasive when it comes to weight loss, and helping you shed those extra kilos without inconvenience of hospital admission or sedation or even endoscopy.

Who is eligible for the Elipse Balloon Procedure?

This procedure is recommended by the best bariatric surgeon in Dubai, and there are no specific eligibility requirements as such to undergo the same. For a person to opt for this procedure,

  • He needs to have a BMI of over 27, but not greater than 40.
  • He needs to be between 18 to 64 years of age.
  • He has been unable to achieve weight loss using diet measures and exercise.
  • He is uncomfortable with other types of weight loss surgeries.
  • He is willing to participate in medically-supervised diet and weight loss program.

What is the procedure?

Ellipse balloon procedure is a non-invasive procedure that hardly takes 15 minutes in weight loss clinics in Dubai. There are no surgical instruments or sedative involved. The person undergoing the procedure is asked to swallow a balloon that is in the form of capsule. The other end of the balloon is connected to a tube that remains outside.

Once the person swallows the balloon, X-rays are used to track the correct position of the balloon as it traverses down the esophagus into the stomach.

After the balloon is positioned into the stomach at the right position, it is inflated using purified water. At any instance, 550 ml of purified water is filled into the balloon, after which the tube is disconnected and removed orally.

After the span of 4 months, the balloon bursts, releasing pure water into the stomach, and is expelled from the body via excretory system.

Unlike the other  weight loss  procedures, which require endoscopic surgery and incisions , this procedure is incision-free. Hence, a person need not be hospitalized or have hospital stay for recovery for this procedure.

What are the advantages of the Elipse Balloon Procedure?

The gastric balloon procedure has several  benefits as compared to the other bariatric procedures carried to lose weight.

In the first 16 weeks, the patient will lose around 10 to 15 kg of weight such that there is considerable reduction of around  in the waist size.

Patients undergoing this procedure had reported significant reduction in BMI, body fat, waist circumference, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

The procedure takes short time, and the recovery period is very less.

The procedure is not permanent unlike other bariatric procedures, and thereby there will be no permanent changes to your digestive system.

Unlike the other procedures, you are not required to take daily nutritional supplements.

There are no side-effects as such after this procedure, hence, it is one of the safest way to lose weight.

Are there any disadvantages of the Elipse Balloon Procedure?

As the Elipse Balloon is a temporary procedure to control weight by restricting food intake, the chances of returning to being over-weight are there  after the balloon is removed.

Patients need to be on a healthy diet and exercise schedule for the procedure to be effective.

There is no process for removal of the balloon abruptly as it automatically bursts and passed out of the body.

Leakage or accidental bursting of the balloon may occur. Partial deflation can cause intestinal obstruction.

Faulty insertion of the balloon may cause rupture or internal bleeding in the stomach or the windpipe.

Gastric problems such as acid reflux, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are common, but  can be controlled with medications .

What care should be taken before and after the procedure?

Before the procedure, care should be taken that the person is not suffering from

  • Any inflammatory disease of the gastro-intestinal tract.
  • Any gastro-intestinal bleeding or anomaly.
  • Hiatal Hernia or abnormality of larynx and esophagus.
  • Drug or Alcohol Addiction.

Before opting for the process, the person is required to undergo a medical diagnostic to determine

  • Your medical history
  • Your weight loss goals
  • Attempted methods to lose weight
  • Comfort level with the procedure

Prior to the procedure, you will be administered medication to keep acidity in check. The medication will be started 2 weeks in advance.

Prior to the date of surgery, you are required to be on a liquid or pureed diet for 12 hours.

After the procedure, you may experience gastric discomfort such as nausea and vomiting for the first few day and you will be administered medications for the same.

In a week following the procedure, you are required to follow a liquid diet.

Post that, you will be asked to plan 3 small meals and 2 small snacks a day.

You are requested to stop eating on feeling full and avoid water for 30 minutes after eating.

After the balloon is removed, you may gain weight, so care needs to be taken with respect to diet and exercise.

Here is a Video for better understanding