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Weight-Loss Options

Obalon® Balloon System

The Obalon® Balloon System provides an option for patients who have struggled to lose weight but cannot or do not want to have weight-loss surgery. The system includes swallowable, lightweight balloons that take up space in your stomach, enabling you to feel full and eat less.

How it works

Placing the Obalon system usually only takes 10 minutes per balloon and doesn’t require sedation. For this procedure, you simply swallow a capsule that contains a small balloon. Your physician then inflates the balloon.

After the first balloon, you will usually swallow a second balloon capsule one month after the first balloon and a third balloon capsule two months after the second balloon. All balloons are taken out six months after the first balloon capsule is swallowed.

The system includes a healthy diet and exercise program during the time the balloons are placed and for six months after the balloons are removed.

Is the Obalon system right for me?

The system is designed for patients that have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 and are 22 years or older.

Factors such as your health and weight-loss goals will determine if you are a qualified candidate for the Obalon system. Attend a free educational seminar to learn more about the benefits and possible risks of the bariatric procedures available at Manatee Weight Loss Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Manatee Weight Loss Center at 941-896-9507.