Weight Loss, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

Upper Gastrointestinal, Oesophageal & Stomach Surgery

Cancer Screening, Endoscopy / Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy

Keyhole and General Surgery

Emergency and Acute Care Surgery

Allurion Elipse™

Introduction

What is the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon?

The Allurion Elipse™ Balloon is the first swallowable weight loss balloon that involves no surgery, endoscopy*, and anaesthesia. Designed to reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach.9

As a result, it increases the feeling of fullness. With the reduction in hunger levels, you will consume lesser food during mealtimes, and this results in weight loss.10

Why choose the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon?

The Allurion Elipse™ Balloon has been clinically proven to effectively induce weight loss.10 By about 4 months, you can expect to have lost 10% to 15% of your starting body weight. 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

With the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, the weight loss can be sustained for up to 12 months or longer.

Is the Allurion Elipse™Balloon easy to swallow?

According to published clinical data, 99.9% of patients were successful in swallowing the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon. If, however, you find it difficult to swallow the capsule on your own, our doctors will assist you by inserting a thin wire into the catheter to stiffen it slightly, then gently guide it past your throat so that you swallow it swiftly and smoothly.7

What does the procedure involve?

The placement of the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon, which does not require any surgery, endoscopy*, or anaesthesia, takes around 20 minutes. Contained within a capsule, the deflated balloon is attached to a thin tube called a catheter.

These are the following steps for the balloon placement:

After a period of about 4 months, the balloon will automatically empty itself through the opening of a time-activated release valve. The deflated balloon will naturally passed out through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during the opening of your bowels, without any need for a removal procedure*.

*In rare cases, the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. In rare cases, the empty balloon may be vomited instead of passing through the GI tract.

Are there any possible side effects after the balloon placement?

Nausea, abdominal cramps, and occasional vomiting are some of the possible side-effects that may occur after the balloon placement. However, in most cases, these symptoms are temporary and well controlled with commonly used medications prescribed for such symptoms.1 11
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  2. Al Sabah, S., et al. SOARD. 2018, 14(3), 311-317.
  3. Al-Subaie S et al. Int J Surg. 2017 Dec;48:16-22.
  4. Clinical Trial Reports: DAA069 and DAA105
  5. Genco et al. Abstract A185. Oral Presentation at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA
  6. Genco et al. Obes Surg 2017,DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2877-1
  7. Ienca et al. Abstract 237, presented at IFSO 2019, Madrid, Spain
  8. Ienca et al. Submitted to SOARD. Abstract A278, presented at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA
  9. Jamal et al. Obes Surg. 2019 Apr;29(4):1236-1241.
  10. Machytka E et al. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb;49(2):154-160.
  11. Raftopoulos and Giannakou. SOARD. 2017 Jul;13(7):1174-1182.
  12. Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States
20+ Years of Clinical Expertise

Dr Tan Chun Hai (陈俊海医生)

Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & General Surgeon

Endoscopy & Minimally-Invasive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Tan Chun Hai is a dual fellowship-trained specialist in laparoscopic (keyhole) stomach cancer surgery and Bariatric & Metabolic surgery. His clinical expertise includes the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for stomach-related disorders, gallstones, appendicitis and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

Dr. Tan also specialises in performing endoscopies/gastroscopies and colonoscopies. When applicable, Dr. Tan provides same-day treatment within a few hours of diagnosis. Dr. Tan subscribes to a less invasive practice, promoting less postoperative pain and shorter hospital stays.

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