What Is Obalon®?
The Obalon® Balloon System is the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA approved 3-balloon technology for non-surgical weight loss.
Obalon® helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach, so you eat less. Three balloons are placed for a six-month non-surgical treatment, combined with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program for lifestyle changes that support optimal weight loss.
The Obalon® Balloon System supports you to help change your eating habits and keep the weight off for the long term.
The placement of each Obalon® balloon is done in our office, does not require sedation and typically takes less than 10 minutes. You swallow a capsule containing a small balloon which Dr. Dillard will then inflate. After six months, all three balloons are removed during a procedure using light sedation. The removal procedure typically takes no longer than 15 minutes.
Patients usually resume normal activities immediately after the balloon placement procedure. You cannot take any stomach irritating medicines like aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Motrin or Advil while the balloons are in your stomach. You cannot have the balloons placed if you plan to live in a place at an altitude more than 4000 feet higher or 2500 feet lower than where your doctor places your balloons. All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed. Additional safety information on the Obalon® Balloon System is available at www.obalon.com.
The Obalon® Balloon system assists with your weight loss efforts, but your weight loss success is also dependent on 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 this behavior after the balloons are removed. It is important for you to discuss your willingness to accept this commitment with us before undergoing the Obalon® Balloon System treatment.
Proven Weight Loss
SAFE - Less than 1% of adverse events were severe or serious in nature. See additional Safety Information at Obalon.com
FDA-APPROVED - First and only swallowable, lightweight balloon.
AFFORDABLE - Less expensive than weight loss surgery.
CONVENIENT - Each balloon placement takes less than 10 minutes.
JUMP STARTS LONG-TERM RESULTS - Patients in the Obalon® clinical study lost approximately twice as much weight as those using diet and exercise alone. An average of 89% of weight lost in the Obalon® Clinical Study was kept off at 1 year (6 months post-removal) when combined with a moderate intensity diet and exercise program.
Do You Qualify for Obalon®?
You are a candidate for the Obalon® Balloon System if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2 (30 to 100 pounds overweight) and are at least 22 years old.
The program begins with the placement of the Obalon® Balloons in your stomach for up to six months.
The program should be accompanied with a healthy diet and exercise program during the time you have the balloons and is recommended for six months after the balloons are removed.
Obalon® - The FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA-approved 3-balloon system for weight loss.
If you have the will to lose the weight, we have a way.
Note: Weight loss results may vary.
- All material on this page was taken from www.obalon.com.