Elipse gastric balloon for swallowing, Antalya, Turkey

The gastric balloon for swallowing allurion Antalya, Turkey


The swallowable gastric balloon Elipse ™ from the company Allurion is an innovative treatment method for weight reduction, which has already become established worldwide.


Conventional gastric balloons are inserted endoscopically into the patient's stomach via a tube by gastroscopy. The company Allurion has developed a novel variant of gastric balloon treatment: the swallowing balloon Elipse ™ . The great advantage of this development is that comfortable weight reduction is possible without surgery, without endoscopy and without anesthesia as part of the Elipse ™ balloon program.


Elipse ™ Gastric Balloon Treatment: How it Works


The Elipse ™ gastric balloon is placed in the patient's stomach and reduces its volume. As a result, patients can no longer eat so much and get full faster. The gastric balloon can thus support people in losing weight who have not been successful with other methods so far and help them to a healthier life.


The special feature of the Elipse ™ gastric balloon is the type of treatment, i.e. the insertion and removal of the balloon. The Elipse ™ gastric balloon is a so-called swallow balloon. It is emptied by the patient, swallowed down in the form of a capsule and as soon as it has arrived in the stomach, it is filled with a liquid via a fine tube attached to the capsule. Subsequently, the tube is carefully withdrawn by the doctor, and the patient can go home.


Removal of the Elipse ™ gastric balloon


The Elipse ™ gastric balloon empties all by itself via a timed release valve that opens after about 16 weeks. The soft shell of the balloon is excreted naturally through the intestine, without the need for any intervention.


Anaesthesia: no anaesthesia necessary, non-surgical procedure


Duration: Treatment lasts about 20 minutes, outpatient


Scope: 4 months of wear


Sociability: Immediately socially acceptable again, if necessary 2-3 days


Do the health insurance companies participate in the Elipse ™ gastric balloon treatment?


No, the health insurance companies do not participate in the Elipse ™ gastric balloon treatment.

The costs for the Elipse ™ program must be borne by the patient himself.


What side effects can occur?

The gastric balloon makes the stomach bigger and you can absorb even more food after removing the balloon.


If you want to have a stomach reduction after the gastric balloon,

this is a revision operation and costs accordingly more.


Especially in the first days after the onset, the side effects of a gastric balloon can be significant. Typical are nausea, abdominal cramps and a pronounced feeling of fullness. These complaints settle as soon as the stomach gets used to the foreign body. This is usually the case after about three to seven days. However, even in the long term, some patients complain of a constant feeling of pressure or fullness, belching and heartburn. If the gastric balloon causes permanent problems, it should be removed ahead of time.


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