July 21, 2017
Obalon® 3-Balloon System
The Obalon® Balloon System is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, 3-gastric balloon weight loss system for people interested in kickstarting weight loss.
How Does The Obalon® Balloon System Work?
The Obalon® Balloon System facilitates weight loss by taking up space in the stomach and restricting appetite. Together with a supportive weight loss program, the Obalon® Balloon System helps patients lose weight and keep it off. The amount of weight lost will vary by patient, depending on each person’s commitment to diet and lifestyle changes while the balloons are in place and maintaining good habits after the balloons are removed.
What Are The Benefits of The Obalon® Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
- Non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical
- Option for people who are not interested in or qualified for weight loss surgery
- 2x more effective than diet and exercise alone*
- Quick in-office placement of each balloon with little to no downtime
*Results May Vary
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
In one study, people who used the Obalon® balloon combined with a diet and exercise program lost twice as much weight as than with diet and exercise alone. Also, on average 89% of the total weight lost at 6 months was maintained at 1 year*. Your results will vary depending on how dedicated you are to adopting a healthier lifestyle. Patients who are the most successful at losing and maintaining weight loss make fundamental changes to diet and follow a plan for moderate exercise.
*Results May Vary
What to Expect During the Placement of the Obalon® Balloons
Patients first meet with Dr. Moore to determine if they are candidates for the Obalon® Balloon System. To place the balloons, a deflated gastric balloon pill is swallowed by the patient in Dr. Moore’s office. The pill is attached to a tube which Dr. Moore will use to inflate the balloon with gas. The procedure takes less than ten minutes and the balloons are placed one at a time in the stomach over a series of months where they remain for six months from the placement of the first balloon. Together, the three balloons are 750cc in volume and are each about the size of a small orange and weigh less than a penny. The balloons are all removed at once in a quick endoscopic procedure, performed under light, conscious sedation. Due to the sedation medication, patients will need a ride home from the removal procedure.
Am I A Candidate?
People with the following qualifications may be candidates for the Obalon Balloon System:
- A BMI of 30-40
- Unsuccessful at losing weight through diet and exercise alone
- Committed to long-term healthy lifestyle changes
Take The Next Step
If you are ready to jumpstart your weight loss, call us today at (504) 400-0721 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore and see if the Obalon® 3-Balloon System is right for you. Click here to email us to schedule an appointment.