Obalon Weight Loss Balloon – NYC

Quick Facts: Obalon Balloon

  • No anesthesia needed for placement

  • Involves NO surgery

  • Not covered by insurance

  • Temporary – removed after 6 months

Learn More About the Obalon Balloon System in NY

The Obalon Balloon System is made up of 3 small balloons that take up room in your stomach. These balloons help you lose weight by creating a feeling of fullness, so you can benefit more from your efforts of eating health food and reducing portions.

Placement of the Obalon balloons is as easy as swallowing a pill. Each balloon is deflated and inside a small capsule. After you swallow this capsule, we’ll inflate the balloon through a thin tube attached to the balloon. Then we’ll remove the tube and you’ll go home. In approximately one month you can return for a second Obalon balloon placement, and two months from the second balloon, you can return for a third. This gradual placement of the balloons gives patients a chance to adjust to the balloons, and generally does not have the nausea that other gastric balloons can cause.

The Obalon Balloon System is temporary. You can keep the balloons in place while you lose weight for up to 6 months from the placement of the first balloon. At that time, we’ll remove the three balloons in a single appointment. Many patients are able to maintain their weight loss because they’ve learned new eating habits, and have used the 6 months to adjust their lifestyle.

If you are interested in losing weight with a gastric balloon like the Obalon Balloon System, and are in the New York area, please get in touch with us.