Obalon Gastric Balloon System
Swallowable, FDA-approved 3-Balloon System for Weight Loss
One of the most remarkable findings in the clinical trial was that patients were able to keep their weight loss.
How big is the Obalon balloon system?
A single, fully-inflated Obalon balloon weighs about 3 grams (less than a penny) and is around the size of a small orange. All 3 balloons have a combined volume of 750cc.
What is the gastric balloon filled with?
The intragastric balloon is filled with sterile saline.
How will I feel using the system?
Working closely with Dr. Rosen and Megan Wolf, our nutritionist, you can develop healthy eating and exercise habits, like eating the right foods, limiting portion sizes, etc. As the balloons will take up space in your stomach, you’ll likely eat a reduced quantity of food.
Can I drink alcohol with the weight loss balloon system?
Yes, you can drink alcohol, but alcohol has a lot of calories so moderation is always key.
What if one of the gastric balloons pops inside stomach?
The salien inside the balloon is tinted blue so your pee would turn green. Saline is simply salt water, so it’s safe for your body if the balloon popped. That said, should you notice a change in the color of your urine contact your doctor right away.
Is it safe to get the gastric weight loss balloon system if I am pregnant?
If you are having fertility issues losing weight is a key component to helping women conceive faster. However, the system is not safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is the gastric balloon system safe?
The gastric balloon system is a safe and non-surgical weight loss system. Though complications are rare, you will be working with your doctor directly and a team to guide you through your six months of the balloon system. Should you think something is wrong with your balloons, please contact your physician immediately.
Is the gastric balloon system permanent?
No. The Obalon weight loss balloon system will only be in your body for six months. It is not safe to keep it in longer. The coaching and weight loss program lasts for an entire year though so once the system is removed you will be working with experts to help keep the pounds off. The Obalon system is not a permanent procedure and the weight loss is not permanent. The key is to change your lifestyle and Obalon is a comprehensive system to kick-start your weight loss with a team of experts by your side.