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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 promote weight loss. The Obalon Balloon System helps you to change your eating habits and keep the weight off for the long term.
What Makes Obalon Different
What happens after Balloons are put into your stomach
Talk with your doctor before the procedure to learn about any dietary rules.
Your doctor will take the Obalon Balloon out of your stomach during a short outpatient procedure. First, you will be made comfortable with a medication in your vein that causes conscious sedation (light anesthesia). Then your doctor will use a tube that can bend and has a camera on the end to view the balloons. The doctor will punctute the balloons to deflate them. Once your doctor deflates the balloons, they are taken out of your stomach. Taking all three balloons out of your stomach typically takes less than 20 minutes.
Deflated Obalon Balloon Removal
The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.
When used with a diet and exercise program, people in the clinical trial lost twice as much weight as those with diet and exercise alone.1
Helps Support Long Lasting Results:
Average of 89% of weight loss was kept off at 1 year (6 months post-removal), when combined with a moderate intensity diet and exercise program.1
The placement of each Obalon balloon typically takes less than 10 minutes and doesn't require sedation. In your physician’s office, you swallow a capsule containing a small balloon, and then your physician inflates the balloon.
A fully inflated single balloon has a volume of 250cc, weighing approximately 3 grams (less than a penny) and about the size of a small orange. Therefore, all three balloons have a combined volume of 750cc.
1. Sullivan et al., Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of Six-Month Swallowable Gas-Filled Intragastric Balloon System for Weight Loss. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 14 (2018) 1876-1889