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.