The Elipse balloon is a new type of intragastric balloon which doesn’t require surgery, endoscopy* or anaesthesia. Instead, a capsule that contains the Elipse Balloon is swallowed during a 20 minute walk-in procedure. It’s then inflated with liquid. With the balloon in your stomach, you can eat less without feeling hungry. 16 weeks after placement, the Elipse Balloon self empties and passes naturally.