Obalon is Latest in Weight Loss Technology

About Obalon

The Obalon Balloon System is the first and only swallowable, FDA-approved balloon treatment option for weight loss. The lightweight balloon works by occupying space in the stomach leading individuals to eat less, making weight loss much easier. This non-surgical treatment lasts 6-months and is coupled with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program. The team at Estetica Institute is proud to offer the Obalon Balloon System at our cosmetic surgery center in Palm Beach Gardens. 

The Obalon Balloon System was invented to be a non-surgical device for weight loss that:

  • Is designed for convenient placement.
  • Achieves weight loss without severe side effects. Less than 1% of adverse events were severe or serious in nature.
  • Facilitates progressive weight loss over the entire treatment period when combined with a moderate intensity weight loss and behavior modification program.

What makes Obalon unique?

The Obalon Balloon System combines several high level technologies, with four distinct features, including:

The balloon film: novel, multi-layer, strong, smooth and durable. This enables the balloon to withstand the acid, enzymes and motility forces within the stomach environment. It is also bacteria resistant. 

The valve: designed to be used with gas, reliable, leak-free and radiopaque. This enables the balloon to maintain the inflation state during the full 6-month course of treatment. The balloons can always be viewed with digital imaging. 

The capsule and catheter make the Obalon Balloon System the ONLY FDA-approved swallowable weight loss balloon. The capsule contains the fully folded balloon and the catheter is designed to be ejected, not forcefully removed. 

The gas makes the Obalon Balloon System the ONLY FDA-approved gas-filled weight loss balloon. Gas makes the balloon lightweight and buoyant. The proprietary nitrogen gas mixture is designed to reliably maintain the balloon inflation state during the full 6-month treatment period. 

Who is the right candidate for the Obalon Balloon System?

Individuals with the body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 and are 22 years or older are candidates for the Obalon Balloon System. They must be willing to follow a 12-month program which begins with the placement of the balloon for up to 6 months. The program also includes a healthy diet and exercise program during the time they have the balloon and for six months after the balloons are removed. 

To learn more about Obalon or to schedule a consultation with the specialists at Estetica Institute, please contact us today at 561.776.9555.

Watch the segment with Dr. DeLange and Dr. Cywes discussing the Obalon Balloon System on WBPF 25 News.