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MINIMALLY INVASIVE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION

What is the Obalon balloon?
The Obalon intragastric balloon is a revolutionary new, minimally invasive weight loss solution for obese patients who are committed to leading a healthier life. It is an alternative to traditional bariatric surgical procedures such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve with all the risks associated with invasive surgery.

What does the treatment involve?
The Obalon balloon treatment consists of the placement of up to three balloons inside the stomach which are inserted and inflated in a short procedure which requires no sedation. The Obalon balloon assists in weight loss by partially filling the stomach and helping to induce a feeling of fullness. The balloons remain in place for up to 12 weeks and can be easily removed at the end of the treatment time.
 
Who is eligible for the treatment?
The Obalon balloon is indicated for patients with a body mass index, or BMI, of at least 27 kg/m2. The Obalon balloon can encourage you to change your eating habits, but your long-term weight loss success is also dependent on your readiness to maintain these new habits after the removal of the balloon.

The Obalon balloon will not be suitable for some patients with certain existing conditions. These will be discussed with you at an initial consultation with the doctor.

What are the advantages of the Obalon balloon?
The Obalon balloon is a minimally invasive treatment which avoids the necessity for major surgery. It is:
•Easy to administer
•Quick to remove
•Avoids the need for sedation
•Well tolerated by most people
•Proven weight loss results

REMEMBER: THE OBALON BALLOON TREATMENT WILL ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE ON A PERMANENT BASIS.

 

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