Obalon Balloon Weight Loss FAQs
What is Obalon Balloon Weight Loss?
The Obalon Balloon System is a weight loss system that enables the patient to swallow a series of 3 balloons, under the supervision of their doctor.
The balloons “fill up” the patient’s stomach – making them less hungry, and able to eat less food.
Who is a good candidate for Obalon Balloon Weight Loss?
The for Obalon Balloon Weight Loss is system indicated for temporary use to promotes weight loss in adults with obesity which is defined as people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 – 40 – who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise.
Is Obalon a Surgical Procedure?
No, Obalon balloons are simply swallowed in capsule form in the doctor’s office. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes for the placement of each balloon.
This treatment requires no surgery, no needles, no incisions and no anesthetic or sedation. As a result there is no “downtime” after Obalon treatment – and patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after leaving the doctor’s office.
How Long Can I Stay on the Obalon Balloon Weight Loss System?
All Obalon weight loss balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon was placed in the stomach.