No Surgery • No Endoscopy • No Anaesthesia
The gastric balloon procedure for weight loss and obesity treatments has come a long way. The Elipse swallowable gastric balloon was produced to solve the possible disadvantages of the traditional gastric balloon. The Elipse balloon is the first gastric balloon that is swallowed and naturally leaves the body four months later.
The swallowable gastric balloon has the same function as other gastric balloons. The swallowable gastric balloon reduces the stomach volume. It creates a feeling of fullness by taking up space in your stomach. As a result the person has a feeling of fullness after consuming less food. It reduces the amount of calories taken during the day and causes weight loss.
For gastric balloons that are applied endoscopically, anaesthesia is necessary. Removal of the balloon requires endoscopy as well. The procedure of the swallowable gastric balloon however is much easier and more practical.
There is no need to remove the swallowable balloon!
The biggest advantage of the Elipse swallowable gastric balloon, compared to endoscopically applied gastric balloons, is that it does not require extraction. After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, the balloon will empty itself and pass naturally when you use the toilet.
How is the swallowable balloon procedure performed?
During a 20-minute outpatient procedure, you will swallow a capsule that contains the deflated balloon and is attached to a thin wire (catheter). The swallowed capsule is checked with an X-ray device for the correct positioning of the gastric balloon. Once the capsule has entered your stomach, the doctor will fill the balloon with 550 ml of colored water. Once the balloon is filled, your doctor will gently remove the catheter and the Elipse balloon placement has finished.
Post Surgery Life
Obesity surgery procedures are just a step towards achieving a healthy life. What really matters is how you will maintain your new life after surgery. After your obesity surgery, you now have a healthy life and a beautiful future ahead of you. Therefore, it is very important for you to pay attention to some rules both in your recovery process and in your future life. Medworld Clinic, we have prepared 10 rules to help you in the post-operative process.
- Make sports a part of your daily life
- Don’t forget to have your analyzes done at certain periods.
- Not to delay your control appointments.
- Keep contact with your dietitian.
- Make sure to distinguish between solid and liquid.
- Control your water consumption.
- Review your nutrition model.
- Be aware of the calories you take in, try to balance.
- Be aware of protein-based nutrition.
- Avoid carbonated beverage.
These 10 Golden rules we mentioned above will provide you with great convenience for your health in your post-operative life. In fact, most of these rules are universal rules that every person should follow, regardless of bariatric surgery. The path to the healthy life that you want and dream of passes through these rules.