Obalon Balloon System
Obalon, a new solution for non-surgical weight loss.
Obalon is the latest advancement in medical weight loss solutions. The first of its kind, Obalon provides the success of weight loss surgery without the need for surgical intervention. This is a swallowable system that features a gastric balloon to enhance weight loss results by reducing appetite. The system was approved by the FDA in 2016, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular and successful weight loss options.
How it Works
The Obalon balloon system uses gastric balloons as a tool for reducing appetite, thereby reducing your experience of hunger and therefore your desire to eat. The system typically uses three balloons, which inflate to fill the space of the stomach. The balloons are introduced gradually, typically over the course of three months, and are left in place for up to six months.
The Obalon procedure takes less than 10 minutes. There is no need for sedation and no requirement for recovery. Once the balloons are in place in the stomach they are inflated, and then they begin to work immediately. There is no downtime, and many people return to work and other regular activities right away.
After six months, the Obalon balloons are removed in an endoscopic procedure that takes only a few minutes.
When paired with an ongoing nutritional counseling and a strong exercise program, Obalon is proven to significantly enhance weight loss results in minimal time, with average results including weight loss of up to 50 lbs in the six month period.
The Obalon system is designed to deliver lasting results. The balloons are designed to suppress the appetite, making it easier for you to adjust to the dietary changes that accompany the healthier nutritional guidelines. Maintaining the associated diet and exercise expectations make it possible to keep the weight off long-term. Most users maintain over 90% of the weight loss results after one year.
Obalon is an exciting new option in weight loss, providing a non-surgical solution for lasting weight loss results. For more information about the Obalon gastric balloon system, contact your weight loss surgeon today.