The Elipse Programme – Intragastric balloon
Struggling to lose weight? If diets are no longer working and you need an extra hand, The Elipse Program may be the right solution for you.
If you’re suitable for the program, here’s what will happen. In just a short 20-minute appointment, you’ll swallow a small capsule. The capsule contains the Elipse balloon which we fill with liquid. The filled balloon sits in your stomach for 16 weeks making you feel full, reducing your appetite and allowing you to lose excess weight safely.
Our Clinical Dietician, Hala Tajrine, will work with you to provide dietary counselling and monitor your progress. During the six-month program, you will be taught how to establish a balanced and healthy diet and how to be satisfied with smaller portions. This is essential to maintain weight loss after the Elipse Device has been removed.
You will receive medical and nutritional support for the entire duration of the program and you can choose to share your results with your support team. The scales we give you are connected to an app on your phone enabling you to track your success at all times!
At the end of the treatment period, the IGB is designed to automatically open and drain. At this point, the empty IGB is designed to transit the gastrointestinal tract and be excreted without further intervention.
While weight loss may benefit patients treated with the Elipse Device, use of the Elipse Device also carries risks. Your doctor will carefully evaluate both the risks and benefits of treatment prior to beginning the program.
Advantages of the Elipse IGB balloon
- No surgery
- No endoscopy
- No anaesthesia
Graduating with a Major in Dietetics from McGill University, Hala brings along a wealth of experience spanning the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. As well as teaching practical skills to help you make smarter food choices, Hala has a particular interest in working with patients who have PCOS, diabetes, hormonal Read more
Education & qualifications
International Growth & Development Conference, Healthy Ageing: Paediatric to Geriatric
September 1997 – Dec 2000
Major in Dietetics (Distinction)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
September 1995 – June 1997
DEC in Health Science
Vanier College, Montreal, Canada
September 2019 – Current
Member of wellness committee Aflec School
November 2017 – August 2018
McGill Global Ambassador in Bahrain
Nutrition & SHS
An accomplished family doctor and an alumna of University College London and Glasgow University, Dr Kiran Bindra is the first port of call for all medical concerns. Beyond general medicine, she has specific knowledge in the fields of dermatology and psychiatry....Read more
March 2017 – Present
Jumeirah English Speaking Schools, Dubai
September 2013 – October 2015
Southern Glasgow, Scotland
August 2009 – August 2013
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Membership of Learned Bodies
Royal College of General Practitioners
Grants & Prizes
BSc Clinical Medicine – Cardiovascular Studies
Jan 2010 ‘Nontraumatic Isolated Acute Thumb Ischemia’ Tayyem R, Bindra K. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 2010 Jan;35(1): 75-6.
Jun 2008 ‘Heterochromic fundi in Diabetes’ Bindra K, Ghosh S, Krishnapriya R, et al. A Journal of the American Diabetes Association: Diabetes- Abstract Book. 68th Scientific Sessions, Friday, June 6 – Tuesday June 10 2008
Dec 2006 ‘Abnormal Haemoglobin Levels in Acute Coronary Syndromes. Bindra K, Berry C, Rogers J, N. Stewart, M. Watts, J. Christie, S.M. Cobbe and H. Eteiba. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 2006 Dec; 99(12):851-62.’
Mar 2006 ‘Haemoglobin Levels in Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Hospital Cohort Study. Bindra K, Berry C, Rogers J, N. Stewart, M. Watts, J. Christie, S.M. Cobbe and H. Eteiba. Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention.’