Bariatric Surgery

Jump-Start Your Weight Loss with this Convenient, Non-Surgical Weight Loss System

Oct 04, 2018

Tired of not losing weight with diet and exercise alone, but don’t qualify for bariatric surgery? Or perhaps you just aren’t ready to take that step? Nicholson Clinic is pleased to offer a less invasive, non-surgical option to help you lose weight and improve your health in the process.

While there’s no magic “pill” for weight loss, this option comes close! It’s called the Obalon Balloon System, and it is the first and only FDA-approved swallowable balloon system to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise.

This 3-balloon system functions in a similar manner to weight loss surgery in that it effectively shrinks the stomach’s capacity, but it does so without the need for permanent alterations to the body. Instead, patients who choose Obalon will swallow three special pills over a three-month period. Once in the stomach, your doctor will inflate the balloons to the appropriate size to limit stomach capacity, allowing you to eat less and feel full. After six months, the balloons are removed.

When combined with diet and exercise, patients with the Obalon Balloon System can lose up to twice as much weight. And it’s really just a jump-start to long-term results, helping you lose weight while establishing healthy lifestyle habits. Six months after the balloons were removed, patients in the SMART clinical trial maintained an average of 89 percent of their weight loss when they stuck to a diet and moderate intensity exercise program.

The Obalon Balloon System is a great option for patients who may not be candidates for traditional weight loss procedures, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. It is recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40. The most common side effects reported were mild abdominal pain and nausea, which typically resolved within two weeks. For more information on safety and risks, visit

Now through December 31, 2018, save up to $1,500 when you book with a friend.* Call Nicholson Clinic today to schedule your appointment.

* Terms and conditions apply.

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.