Obalon Gastric Balloon System

The Obalon Balloon System takes up space in your stomach so you eat less. This system helps facilitate weight loss for the obese when diet and exercise fails them.  Three balloons are placed with the first three months of the six-month treatment and is combined with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program for the best weight loss results. The Obalon Balloon system is unique because it is not like any other weight loss pill or surgery.

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Alternative To Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System is one of the first of its kind being an FDA approved swallowable balloon system for weight loss. A doctor distributes a swallowable capsule that contains one of the balloons. To inflate the balloon, the doctor uses a thin and flexible microcatheter. The balloons are distributed over the first 3 months and are removed after 6 months. Since the system is nonsurgical, there is no patient recovery period. Patients can go about their daily lives with minimal side effects.

Designed For Convenience And Comfort

In addition to being nonsurgical, the Obalon Balloon System does not require needles or anesthesia. It only takes about ten minutes for the insertion of the balloon, with no hospital stay required.  Since there is no sedation required so you can get in and out and on your way to weight loss. It works by curbing appetite, making it easier for patients to eat less and slim down. This new approach to weight loss is less invasive and more comfortable for patients.

It only takes about ten minutes for the insertion of the balloon, with no hospital stay required.  Since there is no sedation required so you can get in and out and on your way to weight loss.

Combination Of Lifestyle Modification and Balloon Therapy

The Obalon Balloon offers new hope to people that do not wish to seek treatment for obesity or have not had success with diet and exercise alone. Doctors stress the fact that the balloons are not an alternative to diet and exercise but work in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise. The staged placement of the balloons over the course of the months help patients get more use to a diet and exercise program. Patients receive a diet and exercise program that is professionally monitored regularly to keep them on track with their weight loss.

Supports Long Lasting Results

During the clinical trial, with the combination of diet and exercise, people with the balloon lost twice as much weight than those who used diet and exercise alone. An average of 89% of weight was kept off at 1 year(6 months post-removal). The Obalon Balloon System can assist with weight loss efforts, but weight loss success is also dependent on the readiness of the patient to develop new lifestyle skills. The degree of long-term weight loss will depend on the ability to modify lifestyle and continue this behavior after the balloons are removed.  Even though this FDA approved balloon system for weight loss is new to the market, it is a great method to lose weight with promising results and without risks associated with surgery.

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