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Kick-start your weight loss journey at Clique Clinic
Malaysia is Asia’s fattest country with approximately half of the population overweight or obese.The prevalence of overweigjt and obesity had increased 80.7% and 302% respectively in just under two decades (NHMS 2015).
Weight management is not as simple as we think. Every year you try to eat less and less, but gain more and more. Sure, some of this has to do with the medical condition and biology of ageing, but most of the time weight gain is caused by unhealthy diet and exercising habits which can be improved with the help of character building. Nonetheless, some people may find it very difficult. In such a case you may benefit from The Elipse™ Gastric Balloon.
What’s Elipse™ Gastric Balloon?
This special balloon induces weight loss by increasing satiety (fullness), delaying gastric emptying and reducing the amount of food eaten at each time. It provides a “honeymoon from hunger”.
How it works?
The Elipse™ Balloon comes in the form of a capsule. Without the need of anesthesia and endoscopy, you would be asked to swallow the capsule as you would a large tablet. Once it has been swallowed, the doctor ensures it is in place using X-ray and fills the balloon with saline via the catheter. The Elipse Gastric Balloon is sealed with a valve once the catheter is withdrawn.
How long would this programme last?
The Elipse™ Balloon stays in your stomach for 4 months. After that, the acidic saline inside the balloon degrades the valve, allowing the saline to leak out harmlessly. The deflated balloon is then naturally excreted from the body.
During these 4-month journey, we tailor the programme to help you achieve the best results that suits your lifestyle, budget and weight loss target.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
After approximately 4 months, you may expect to lose an average of 10 to 15 kilograms, or around 10% to 15% of your body weight. The weight loss can be sustained at 12 months follow up, or even longer if you sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Being overweight has a significant pysical and mental impact on your health. It can lead to low self-esteem, limit your involvement in sports or other activities that could help you regain fitness, prevent you from joining in family fun and lead to time off work due to illness or extreme tiredness.
Our doctors are highly trained and experienced. You can expect to receive expert, tailored and personalised care from the team.
You will also meet our nutritionsit who provides dietary counselling and meal survellient support for patients undergoing this swallowable Elipse™ Gatric Balloon procedure.
You have a formal consultation with a doctor or body contouring specialist. During this time, you can explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have. We also discuss with you if any further diagnostic tests, like scans or blood tests, are needed, and let you know if there are additional costs before we do them.
After your physician confirms Elipse Balloon therapy is right for you, He will place the balloon in your stomach during a brief 20 minute outpatient visit. You will swallow a capsule that contains the deflated balloon along with a thin tube. Once the capsule has entered your stomach, your doctor will use the tube to fill the balloon with water. Once the balloon is filled, your Doctor will gently remove then tube-and you’ll be on your way.
Most people are able to swallow the Elipse Balloon without issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their physician., who will guide the balloon into place- still without Endoscopy or Anesthesia.
The balloon is filled with 550ml of water.
There are no absolute dietary restrictions with the Elipse Program. However, to maximize weight loss and optimize comfort, your nutritionist will make recommendations that are best tailored to you your body and your goals.
After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.
By the time your balloon passes, your body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energized with smaller portions.