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Obalon Balloon

What is the Obalon 3-Balloon System?

The Obalon Balloon System is the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss. The non-surgical treatment should consist of 3 lightweight balloons, placed gradually over 3 months. The balloons occupy space in your stomach so you eat less, making weight loss easier. You should expect the Obalon System to be accompanied by a professionally-supervised diet and exercise program. The Obalon Balloon System is a 6-month treatment.

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The Obalon Balloon may be right for you!

You are a candidate for the Obalon Balloon System if you have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 and are 22 years or older.

Are struggling with losing weight or keeping the weight off

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How does Obalon work?

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less. During treatment you should receive professional nutrition and exercise support to help you make the lifestyle changes that facilitate weight loss. The Obalon Balloon System supports you to help change your eating habits and keep the weight off for the long-term.

How is Obalon done?

Placement of the Obalon Balloon System typically takes less than 10 minutes per balloon and does not require sedation. In your physician’s office, you swallow a capsule containing a small balloon and then your physician inflates the balloon. In the clinical study after placement, most patients returned to normal activities with no downtime.

How is the balloon removed?

At the end of the 6-month treatment period, all three balloons are removed by a brief, approximately 15 minute, outpatient endoscopic procedure which is performed under light, conscious sedation.

How much does it cost?

The average cost, including 3 balloons, nutritional support and balloon removal, typically ranges from $7,500 to $9,000. Individual pricing may vary based on the physicians within your geography. Many physicians offer financing options to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Self pay Range, cost varies due to health status, length of procedure, use of additional resources, insurance status and so on.

When will I see results?

In a large clinical study, the Obalon Balloon System was shown to help adults experience clinically meaningful weight loss. When combined with a diet and exercise program people lost twice as much weight as than with diet and exercise alone. An average of 89% of the total weight lost at 6 months was maintained at 1 year.

How long does the results last?

After the Obalon balloon is taken out, the goal is to have you accustomed to healthy habits in order for you to maintain your hard earned weight loss. It is important to remember that the Obalon balloon is only a tool to help build healthy, lifelong habits.

What are risks associated with Obalon?

The Obalon Balloon System is a safe and effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss system. In our clinical trial, the majority of adverse events were reported as mild and consisted of abdominal pain and nausea. Serious side effects were less than 0.3%. Your physician will discuss more details on the potential side effects and you can find full Important Safety Information including a complete list of adverse events reported in the clinical trial in the Safety Information section.

What are benefits of Obalon?

  • Excellent and sustained weight loss
  • Proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
  • It is an outpatient procedure
  • It is painless
  • There is no incisions
  • Affordable
  • Non permanent

What should eat or drink after Obalon?

Obalon Patient brochures

If you are interested in Obalon, call our office today and speak with one of our coordinators

Need more information?

http://www.obalon.com/

http://www.yourbariatricsurgeryguide.com/obalon/

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