The Obalon System
What is the Obalon Balloon System?
Obalon is the first and only swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss. The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in the stomach. As a non-surgical option, three balloons are placed in the stomach over a six-month period to help patients feel full after eating a properly portioned meal. This, combined with the support of our registered dietitians and a healthy lifestyle, helps patients achieve optimum weight loss.
Obalon Helps Support Long-Lasting Results
Patients who received the Obalon Balloon System during a clinical trial, lost twice as much weight as those who relied on diet and exercise alone. An average of 89% of weight lost during the study was kept off at 1 year, 6 months post balloon removal, when combined with a sensible diet and moderate exercise program.
The placement of the Obalon Balloon System is done within our office’s fluoroscopy suite. The entire procedure typically takes less than half an hour and does not require any sedation. Patients swallow a capsule containing a small balloon. The physician verifies the balloon is in the stomach and then inflates the balloon. Immediately after the procedure, patients may drive and resuming normal activity, without any down time.
After six months, all three balloons are removed in one procedure with light sedation. The removal process is typically no longer than 30 minutes.
The Obalon Balloon System can assist with your weight loss efforts, however, your success is also dependent upon your readiness to develop new lifestyle skills. The degree of long-term weight loss will depend on your ability to modify your lifestyle and maintain healthy behaviors after the balloons are removed. It is important that you discuss your willingness to accept this commitment with your physician. The Obalon Balloon System is a tool that must be used appropriately in order to achieve your desired results.Watch how the Obalon Balloon System works