Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss
Many patients come to Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute after a long journey of trial and error with weight loss, failed diets and exercise regimes, yo-yo dieting, and a lot of frustration. Losing weight is hard. The good news is that there is hope. The Obalon Balloon System is one of the safest, most effective, non-surgical weight loss treatments available to our patients. During your initial consultation with Dr. Schwartz, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the Obalon Balloon System.
During your initial consultation Dr. Jaime Schwartz will determine whether Obalon Balloon System will be a good match for the weight loss results you’re striving for. During the consultation you will discuss how much weight you are looking to lose, and you will go through a Patient Screening Checklist with the doctor, and discuss your overall health and wellness goals.
Dr. Schwartz will discuss your past medical history, and where you are currently at in their weight loss journey. If you have a BMI of 30-40%, you’re looking to lose 15 lbs.-50 lbs., you have no history of abdominal surgery, and other methods of weight loss have failed–Obalon might be perfect for you.
How it Works
Obalon Balloon System is the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA approved weight loss balloon. One of the few non-surgical options on the market for weight loss devices, so if you’re looking to avoid surgery, this is a way to lose the weight in a very safe and non-invasive way.
First, you will be given a Placebo Capsule Test, where you will swallow 2 placebos during the consultation prior to the actual procedure. This assures us that the balloon placements will be tolerable and successful for you.
The Obalon Treatment
The next step is the actual treatment. Three lightweight balloons are placed in your stomach over the course of six months (on day 1, at 3 weeks and at 9 weeks).
1. The Balloon capsule is swallowed, attached to a micro-catheter
2. Capsule location is confirmed with digital imaging
3. Capsule dissolves and the balloon is inflated with gas
4. Micro-catheter is removed quickly and smoothly
Each balloon contains 250 CC of Nitrogen proprietary gas (like the air we breathe, it is extremely safe). The balloon placements take less than 10 minutes, with no surgery or sedation. The balloons take up space in your stomach, and the result is that you eat less and lose weight.
Included in the Obalon Balloon System, you will be assigned a licensed dietician to supervise your diet and exercise program during the 6 month treatment.
All three balloons are removed at 6 months via a light conscious sedation endoscopy removal. During endoscopy, a thin scope with a lighted camera is used to locate and deflate each balloon in the stomach. Each balloon is then removed one at a time. The procedure takes around 15 minutes.
Obalon has been proven not only to give amazing weight loss results for our patients, but 89.5% patients have kept the weight off successfully for a year after treatment.
Watch this Obalon Patient’s Amazing Transformation Testimonial:
If you’re looking to lose 15-50 lbs., and you would prefer to avoid the risk and expense of surgery, Obalon Balloon System might be exactly what you’ve been hoping for.
Schedule a consultation for Obalon and get more information about how Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute can assist you in your weight loss journey, please contact our office.