Summit Weight Loss Center

The Obalon Balloon System

The Summit Weight Loss Center now offers the Obalon Balloon System.  This first and only non-surgical, swallowable, FDA approved balloon system is a possible solution for those who despite sincere attempts to eat healthy and exercise remain above their ideal weight.  The placement of the balloon requires no sedation, anesthesia or down time.

The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable intragastric balloon system for temporary use to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity.  The balloons are both lightweight and buoyant for patient comfort.  The system is intended to be used in adjunct to diet and behavior modification program.

Benefits of Obalon Balloon System

Procedure financing available through Health Credit Services.

5 Simple Steps with the Obalon Balloon System

  1. You swallow a capsule that contains the balloon approximately the size of a vitamin pill, attached to a micro-catheter. No sedation or anesthesia is required.
  2. Using an X-ray, your physician confirms that the capsule is safely in position in your stomach.
  3. As the capsule dissolves, the balloon is inflated.
  4. The micro-catheter is removed quickly and smoothly leaving the inflated balloon behind.
  5. With your physician’s OK, you’re all set and can go back to your daily activities.

Two additional balloons are gradually inserted over the first 3 months of treatment to help minimize any possible side effects and help progress the weight loss process.  During the 6 months of treatment, you should follow a nutrition and exercise program which will complement the balloon to enhance your weight loss results.  At the end of the 6 months, the 3 balloons are removed by a quick and easy outpatient endoscopic procedure using light, conscious sedation.

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