Swallowable gastric balloon offers safe, nonendoscopic option for adults with overweight, obesity

LAS VEGAS — Adults with overweight or obesity who received a swallowable gastric balloon that deflates on its own experienced a significant decrease in body weight and cardiometabolic disease markers with few adverse events, according to findings presented at ObesityWeek.The gastric balloon (Elipse, Allurion Technologies), described as the world’s first procedureless medical device for weight loss, compares well with the weight loss achieved by other longer-duration, endoscopic gastric balloons, Roberta Ienca, MD, a nutritionist physician with Sapienza University in Rome, saidRead More

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