Elipse Balloon

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What is Elipse Balloons?

The Elipse® Balloon is a soft polyurethane balloon contained in a capsule that can be swallowed and attached to a thin filling catheter (tube). The balloon is filled with 550mL of fluid through the filling catheter once it has been swallowed and confirmed to be in place. It is about the size of a grapefruit. The Elipse® Balloon is designed to deflate automatically after roughly 16 weeks, at which point the deflated balloon is flushed naturally into the toilet.

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How does the Elipse balloon work?

By taking up space in your stomach and decreasing the rate at which your stomach empties, the Elipse balloon can help you cut down on your food consumption. The Elipse balloon delivers a ‘honeymoon from hunger’ by assisting in the creation of an earlier and longer-lasting feeling of fullness as you learn long-term good food and activity habits. The Elipse balloon operates on a technical level by producing early satiety (i.e. a feeling of fullness) in two ways:

  • Delaying gastric emptying – because the stomach takes longer to empty, you feel fuller for longer.
  • Reduces stomach capacity, allowing you to eat smaller portions.

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Benefits of Gastric Balloons

During a 20-minute visit at our clinic, the Elipse balloon is inserted. You will consume the pill with a glass of water under the direction and supervision of our team. Our experts can help you swallow the capsule by gradually stiffening the catheter with a small wire if you have trouble swallowing it. After you’ve swallowed the capsule, you’ll get an X-ray to check sure the balloon is in the right place in your stomach, and it’ll be inflated with 550mL of fluid to the size of a grapefruit. After the balloon has been filled, an X-ray is taken to ensure that it is fully inflated and appropriately positioned within the stomach.Before permitting you to return home, our team will keep an eye on you for a brief while.

A valve on the balloon opens after around 16 weeks in the stomach, allowing the balloon’s fluid to empty and the deflated balloon to be passed naturally into the toilet.

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During the procedure

The intragastric balloon treatment is performed as an outpatient operation in the endoscopy unit. For the procedure, you’ll be anesthetized.

During the procedure, Dr. Pablo Garcia will guide a tiny tube (catheter) down your throat and into your stomach, containing the intragastric balloon. The doctor next inserts an endoscope — a flexible tube with a camera attached — into your stomach and down your neck. Your doctor can watch the balloon as he or she fills it with saline thanks to the webcam.

It takes around a half-hour to complete the treatment. You should be able to return home one to two hours after the operation is completed.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Let’s be your weight loss partner

    Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is an important decision, and choosing the right weight loss surgery program is vital to your success. At Obesidad & Bariátrica, we have the experience, expertise, and commitment to assist you on your weight loss journey. Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team specialists have dedicated their careers to helping people like you lose weight and lead happier healthier lives. We want to be your partner in weight loss, here to help you in any way we can.

  • Excellence, Safety, and Quality Care

    Dr. Pablo Garcia and the staff strive to maintain the practice of excellence in everything that they do. Pride in their work goes from consultation through post-op appointments. Dr. Pablo Garcia has been recognized for his quality in service, successful achievements and more and has been appointed Best Doctor by Mercado Magazine

  • Experience

    Dr. Pablo Garcia has studied and taught at some of the best schools for his craft. He has successfully completed multiple surgeries for area hospitals and helped multiple patients lose weight and better their lives through his complete bariatric program.


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In the lovely Dominican Republic, we provide weight loss surgery and metabolic surgical procedures. We provide secure facilities at all levels of the spectrum. Each institution has been personally inspected by one of our representatives to guarantee that it is appropriately represented.

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Dr. Pablo Garcia is an experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping people like you regain confidence, lead a more active and healthier lifestyle, and restore your health.

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Allow our qualified and trusted team to assist you in realizing your full potential by assisting you in losing weight through obesity treatment alternatives such as gastric sleeve surgery.

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Our main goal is to always deliver excellent care, unrivaled surgical experience, and customized weight reduction therapies.

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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative joint disease, sleep apnea, asthma, and high cholesterol are all life-threatening illnesses that can be improved.

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Rather than striving for perfection, strive to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Make a conscious decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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To fulfill the weight loss needs of our patients gives Dr. Pablo Garcia motivation and makes it rewarding. Our trusted staff is highly respected in medical tourism in the Dominican Republic.

Regain Control of Your Life

Weight reduction is accelerated with bariatric surgery since it regulates and restricts a person’s ability to consume. Bad eating habits can be transformed into a self-controlled, healthy lifestyle with bariatric therapy and perseverance.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Elipse Balloon

The Elipse Balloon is easily swallowed by the majority of people. People who have trouble swallowing it can get help from their doctor, who will guide the balloon into place without the use of endoscopy or anesthesia.

Most people lose between 20 to 50% of their excess weight over 4 months of therapy ( An Average of 15 kgs. )

Most people are able to return to normal activity within a day or two, but some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasionally vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well controlled with the standard medications prescribed by your physician.

The Elipse Program does not impose any dietary limitations. Your nutritionist, on the other hand, will provide recommendations that are best customized to you, your body, and your goals in order to maximize weight reduction and comfort.