Obalon FDA-Approved Weight Loss Balloon

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Get Your Weight off with Obalon

PSS introduces the revolutionary, first FDA-approved ingestible balloon for weight loss. We see many patients who request body contouring but whose results are limited by obesity of some degree. We were chosen as one of the first surgical practices in the country to offer this revolutionary new solution to weight loss.

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What

The Obalon Balloon System is the first swallowable intragastric balloon system indicated for temporary use to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise.

  • NON-SURGICAL
  • FULLY REVERSIBLE
  • NO ANESTHESIA DURING PLACEMENT
  • EACH BALLOON PLACED IN 10 MIN
  • PROVEN SAFETY PROFILE
  • PROVEN WEIGHT LOSS; 2X as much as diet and exercise alone
  • PROGRESSIVE WEIGHT LOSS WITH THREE BALLOONS

How

Typically, three lightweight, buoyant balloons are swallowed one at a time over 3 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate progressive weight loss throughout the 6-month treatment period. Balloons are removed endoscopically at the end of 6 months and weight has stabilized for most individuals at 1 year. Patients who are still candidates for body contouring surgery after weight loss should have enhanced results.

Who

Candidates for the Obalon Balloon System have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 and are 22 years or older. The Obalon Balloon System can assist patients’ weight loss efforts, but their weight loss success is also dependent on their readiness to develop new lifestyle skills. The degree of long-term weight loss will depend on their ability to modify their lifestyle and maintain this behavior after the balloons are removed. PSS will offer nutrition counseling, access to exercise training, and more to help you in your journey.

Results

FDA-APPROVED. In a large clinical study, the Obalon Balloon System was shown to help adults experience clinically meaningful weight loss. When used with a diet and exercise program people lost on average 15 pounds and up to 50 pounds. An average of 89.5% of the total weight lost was maintained at 1 year.

Important Safety Information

The Obalon Balloon System is intended for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2 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. Please feel free to request an Obalon consultation today to see if you are a suitable candidate.