Ellipse Gastric Balloon in Dubai
Elipse / Allurion gastric balloon (capsule balloon) is swallowed with water as a capsule and doctor confirms it position in the stomach with the help of an X-ray. Once confirmed, it is inflated using special sterile water. Whole procedure takes about 15 minutes. The inflated balloon gives a feeling of being full with small portion of food & gives you sense of fullness for longer period and thus helps in reducing food intake, thereby achieving weight loss.
After 4 months, the gastric balloon automatically deflates without the need for the endoscopic procedure like needed for other kind of gastric balloon (orbera or spatz), and it goes out of the body through natural excretion. Hence, this procedure is completely a safe and non-invasive method when it comes to losing some weight. It helps you shed those extra kilos without the inconvenience of hospital admission, sedation, or even endoscopy.
The Elipse Balloon in Dubai is a non-invasive procedure for weight loss in which a swallowable pill is used without the use of endoscopy or sedation.
Unlike the other gastric balloon procedures in Dubai, there are no endoscopic instruments involved to remove the balloon, which is swallowed and then inflated on reaching the stomach.
Eligibility for Elipse Gastric Balloon Procedure?
The best bariatric surgeon in Dubai recommends this procedure, and there are no specific eligibility requirements to undergo the same.
For a person to opt for this procedure:
What is the procedure like?
Ellipse gastric balloon procedure is a non-invasive procedure that hardly takes 15 minutes in weight loss clinics in Dubai. There are no surgical instruments or sedatives involved.
The person undergoing the procedure is asked to swallow a balloon that is in the form of a capsule. The other end of the balloon is connected to a tube that remains outside the body.
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 about 4 months, the balloon valve opens up, it gets deflated, and passes out of the body naturally.
Unlike the other weight loss procedures, which require endoscopy or incisions, this procedure is endoscopy/incision-free. Hence, a person need not be hospitalized or have a hospital stay for recovery for this procedure.
What are the advantages of the Elipse Gastric Balloon Procedure?
The secret to maintaining lost weight (once Elipse balloon passes out)
The Elipse Gastric Balloon is a temporary procedure. Thus, the chances of regaining lost weight are there once the balloon passes out after 4 months. To maintain the lost weight, you should change your lifestyle during these four months and start following an active
Necessary Care Before & After The Procedure?
It must be ensured that the person is not suffering from:
- Any inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Any gastrointestinal issue 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
Before the procedure, you will be administered medication to keep acidity in check. The medication starts 1- 2 weeks in advance. In addition, before the date of procedure , you are required to be on a liquid for at least 12 hours.
You may experience gastric discomfort such as nausea and vomiting for the first few days, and you will be administered medications for the same.
- In a week following the procedure, you must 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 passes out , to avoid weight gain you must take care of your diet and exercise . This will give you a high chance of maintaining lost weight for a long time.