How the Obalon Balloon Helps with Weight Loss
The Obalon Balloon System is a system of three swallowable balloons that help boost weight loss in adults. The system is intended to work with a nutrition program focused on improving diet and modifying eating behavior. In a trial, Obalon patients lost twice as much as patients making diet and exercise changes alone. All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed and then patients participate in the program for an additional 6 months. This helps you continue your focus on healthy habits and weight loss maintenance.
Am I a Candidate for the Balloon?
The intragastric balloon procedure may be an option for you if you are struggling with your weight, and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you. The balloons are designed for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40. The best candidates for weight loss balloons are those who are interested in focusing on making long term improvements in their lifestyle, which will allow for the best chance of success with the balloons and after their removal.
Both balloon options are temporary and must be removed after 6 months. For optimum and lasting weight loss, it requires a strong commitment to the healthy lifestyle changes you will learn in our support program. Currently, insurance does not cover the cost of Orbera or Obalon, so the balloon procedure is paid for by patients themselves. Financing options are available.