COVID-19 Update: Smart DIMENSIONS™ values the health and safety of our patients. Read more about how we are addressing the current situation. Read More
Schedule a Consultation
  • Improving the quality of our patients' lives.

Control Your Weight with the Obalon Balloon System

Published on March 8, 2017

There are dozens of ways to lose weight, both short-term and long-term. But what if you have tried everything from diet pills to hormonal injections to Weight Watchers and nothing works for you?

Don’t despair – there’s one more way to lose weight that you haven’t tried, and it’s called the Obalon Balloon System.

What Is the Obalon Balloon System?

The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable intragastric balloon method that is used temporarily to aid in weight loss for adults with obesity. It’s best for those for whom exercise and diet have failed to reduce weight. When used in concert with a moderate-intensity diet and behavior modification program, Obalon Balloon System facilitates weight loss. The balloons are removed after six months.

How Does It Work?

The Obalon Balloon System takes up space in your stomach, causing you to feel full sooner so that you eat less. If you are worried about the potential for malnutrition, there is no need for concern – certified doctors will provide professional nutrition and exercise to aid in the weight-loss process.

The Obalon Balloon System is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment. It’s fully reversible and helps in jumpstarting long-term weight loss for the patient.

To begin, you swallow a pill that contains the Obalon Balloon. The physician takes an X-Ray to confirm the pill is in the stomach and then inflates the balloon. A fully inflated balloon has a volume of 250cc and is lightweight, weighing less than three grams.

The placement takes less than 10 minutes. The procedure doesn’t require sedation, as it is a non-surgical treatment, and you will return to your normal activities in no time.

After the end of the six-month period, the balloons are removed from the patient by a brief endoscopic procedure under light sedation.

What Kind of Commitments Do You Have to Make?

The Obalon Balloon System does a great deal for weight loss, but successful weight loss also depends on your ability to commit to lifestyle changes. You will need to maintain this lifestyle even after the balloons are removed in order to achieve long-term weight loss.

Your physician will be working with you closely. They will monitor your situation and will help you develop healthy exercise and eating habits. As the balloons will decrease your eating capacity, you will need to eat the right food and appropriate food portions.

What Kind of Results Should You Be Expecting?

A clinical study showed that with the Obalon Balloon System, coupled with exercise and a proper and regulated diet, people lost twice as much weight as they would have with exercise and diet alone. 89% of the total weight lost during the course of the process was successfully kept off by the people at the end of the year.

Get In Touch with Our Office

Don’t wait any longer to lose weight – use the tried-and-true Obalon Balloon System, a method that has helped thousands of individuals. There is professional supervision, so there isn’t any room for error. Contact the office of an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon, to arrange a consultation and get started.

Gastric Balloon

Incisionless & Non-invasive Weight Loss Solution

Learn More
Over 15,000 Procedures performed Over 30 Years of Experience The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Smart Dimensions Weight Loss, Fountain Valley, CA

Smart Dimensions is now offering virtual consultations and follow ups, as well as Dr. Talk webinars

The biggest goal here at Smart Dimensions is to ensure the safety and health of all of our patients and staff.

Due to the COVID-19, it is with extensive precautionary measures per the COVID-19 CDC guidelines that we will be temporarily closing until further notice.