Obalon Gastric Balloon Information

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The Obalon Balloon System is the first swallowable intragastric balloon system indicated for temporary use to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity (BMI of 30 –40 kg/m2)who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. This nonsurgical, fully-reversible device for weight loss consists of a balloon folded inside a capsule that is swallowed by the patient, with no sedation or anesthesia required. Once the balloon reaches the stomach, it is remotely inflated with gas via a micro-catheter that is then removed, leaving a lightweight, buoyant balloon in the stomach. Each administration is less than 10 minutes on average. The balloon is roughly the size of a small orange, or 250 cubic centimeters.

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  • Each balloon placement is done at an Imaging Center in Los Angeles, typically taking less than 10 minutes, with no downtime
  • Swallowable capsule contains the balloon and allows for placement without the need for sedation
  • Thin, flexible microcatheter facilitates balloon inflation and is gently removed after each placement, leaving the inflated balloon behind
  • Two additional balloons will be placed gradually over 3 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate progressive weight loss
  • Lightweight, buoyant balloons, residing in the top of the stomach, are designed for patient comfort
  • All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed

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Removal procedure

All 3 balloons are removed by a brief, approximately 15-minute outpatient endoscopic procedure, which is performed under light, conscious sedation.

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