The Obalon Balloon System

The Obalon Balloon System is a perfect option for those who are considering a weight loss procedure, but aren’t sure if surgery is the answer. To help patients lose weight, the Obalon Balloon System offers the first and only FDA Approved swallowable, non-surgical balloon system to facilitate weight loss.

What is The Obalon Balloon System?

The Obalon Balloon System is a temporary intragastric balloon system indicated for adults confirmed to be obese (BMI of 30-40 kg/m2) and who have not been able to lose weight through the traditional methods of diet and exercise. This three balloon system is designed to accompany a moderate change in the patient’s diet and behavior program. After 6 months, the balloons are removed. (See the video below to see how Obalon works.)

During the treatment period, the balloons take up space in the patient’s stomach, which helps them eat less. Combined with professional nutrition and exercise support, The Obalon Balloon System helps change the patient’s eating habits and lifestyle to promote continued weight loss.

Benefits of this non-surgical balloon system trio are:

How is The Obalon Intragastric Balloon Inserted and Removed?

The procedure is done in a physician’s office, where the patient swallows a vitamin-pill sized capsule which is attached to a micro-catheter. The doctor monitors the pill’s progress on an X-Ray and will know when it is safely in place. The capsule dissolves, and the balloon is filled with gas. That’s it! Once the physician gives the OK, the patient is released to return to the day’s activities.

To minimize any potential side effects, the two additional balloons are inserted over the next three months, each one in the same manner. The balloons float in the stomach to help create a feeling of fullness, so it is important to drink a lot of water to ensure their effectiveness. Your physician and team will provide guidance for proper hydration, diet, and exercise to get the best results possible.

At the end of 6 months, all three balloons are deflated and removed using an endoscopy procedure. The patient is midly sedated and remains conscious; the removal process usually takes around 15 minutes.

The Bariatric Experts offers The Obalon Balloon System

Interested in learning more? Contact The Bariatric Experts for a consultation and find out how you can achieve your weight loss goals – without surgery! Call us at 940-577-2090 or follow this link to request an appointment.

*Results may vary

Watch this informative video from to see how the Obalon Balloon System works.

The Obalon Balloon System is intended for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2 (30 to 50 pounds overweight) willing to follow a diet and exercise program. All Obalon balloons must be removed in 6 months. Patients with prior weight loss surgeries are not eligible. The most common side effects reported were mild abdominal pain and nausea which typically resolved within two weeks. You must take daily acid-blocking medicine prescribed by your doctor. For full Important Safety Information go to or call your doctor.

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