We are incredibly excited to announce that we will shortly be offering the Elipse gastric balloon program for weight loss at our CQC registered slimming clinic in Clitheroe!
This is the only gastric balloon which can be placed WITHOUT SURGERY OR ENDOSCOPY!
How does it work?
The Elipse gastric balloon comes in a small capsule which is attached to a thin tube. The capsule is swallowed by the patient, and x-ray imaging is used to ensure the balloon is in the correct place in the stomach, before it is inflated with fluid. The thin filling tube is then gently removed leaving the balloon in the stomach. The balloon remains in the stomach for approximately 4 months, before part of the balloon dissolves, empties of fluid and passes naturally through the body.
Initially for the first few days patients drink liquids only and then move to solid foods once they feel able and comfortable. The Elipse balloon makes you feel fuller, suppressing the appetite and therefore you only eat smaller portions of food. In order to achieve the best possible results patients will be supported throughout the treatment program by a dietician who can give advice about following a healthy, balanced diet, mindful eating and changing food habits. There is also an App which links by bluetooth to personal “smart” scales which allows the patient, and the medical team, to monitor progress in real time.
Who is it for?
The Elipse Gastric Balloon is suitable for those with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of between 27 and 40, and is designed to kick-start long term weight-loss, and should be used alongside diet and lifestyle changes, such as taking more exercise. Unlike a traditional gastric band, the Elipse does not require risky surgery or anaesthesia – and costs half the price!
Typical weight loss over 16 weeks is 2-2.5 stone.
More information on this service will be announced soon, however we are now looking for 5 patients to pilot the program in Lancashire at a reduced price.
If this interests you, or someone you know, please send an email to us at and we’ll be sure to contact you directly with further information closer to the treatment launch in January!