Obalon Balloon

What is the Obalon Balloon System?
The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less. Three balloons are placed for a six month non-surgical treatment, combined with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program for optimal weight loss.

How it Works
The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less. During treatment you should receive professional nutrition and exercise support to help you make the lifestyle changes that promote weight loss. The Obalon Balloon System supports you to help change your eating habits and keep the weight off for the long term.

What Makes Obalon Stand Out?

Obalon Balloon System

Swallowable Capsule

  • ~10 minute procedure per balloon
  • Easily add balloon volume over time

Obalon Balloon System

EXFILL™ Inflation System

  • Reliable, consistent inflation
  • Easy to use

Obalon Balloon System

Gas-filled Balloon

  • Lightweight & buoyant
  • Very durable
  • Designed for patient comfort

Obalon Helps Support Long-Lasting Results
An average of 89% of weight lost in the Obalon Clinical Study was kept off at 1 year (6 months post-removal), when combined with a moderate intensity diet and exercise program.

The Procedure
The placement of each Obalon balloon typically takes less than 10 minutes and doesn't require sedation. In your physician’s office, you swallow a capsule containing a small balloon, and then your physician inflates the balloon.

After six months, all three balloons are removed in one procedure with light sedation. The removal procedure is typically no longer than 15 minutes.

Lifestyle Modification
The Obalon Balloon System can assist with your weight loss efforts, but your weight loss success is also dependent on your readiness to develop new lifestyle skills. The degree of long-term weight loss will depend on your ability to modify your lifestyle and maintain this behavior after the balloons are removed. It is important that you discuss your willingness to accept this commitment with your physician before undergoing the Obalon Balloon System treatment.

Who Can Get the Obalon Balloon System?
You are a candidate for the Obalon Balloon System if you have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 (30 to 100 pounds overweight) and are 22 years or older. The program begins with the placement of the Obalon Balloons in your stomach for up to six months. The program should be accompanied with a healthy diet and exercise program during the time you have the balloons and is recommended for six months after the balloons are removed.

Will the Obalon Balloon System limit my activity?
Patients usually resume normal activities immediately after the balloon placement procedure. You cannot take any stomach irritating medicines like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or Aspirin while the balloons are in your stomach. Some examples of NSAIDs are Motrin or Advil. You cannot have the balloons placed if you plan to live in a place at an altitude more than 4000 feet higher or 2500 feet lower than where your doctor places your balloons. See the Safety Information section and Patient Labeling for contraindicated activities with the Obalon Balloon System.

Watch Dr. Nick Nicholson, surgeon and founder of the Nicholson Clinic, discuss the latest innovations in non-surgical balloon procedures, the Obalon Balloon (May 2, 2018).

Obalon 3-Balloon System – $6,500
* Does not include any pre-op and/or post-op prescriptions.

Costs included in the Obalon Procedure:

  • All pre- and post-operative office visits with Nicholson Clinic medical team (includes initial consultation and follow-up appointments monthly for 12 months after insertion)
  • Surgical fee for Nicholson Clinic doctors (includes placement of all three balloons and removal)
  • Hospital facility fee and anesthesiologist for removal
  • One dietitian visit

Patient Stories
* Actual Obalon Patients. Weight loss results may vary.

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 www.Obalon.com/safety-information.
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