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You have always had issues with your weight. Your yo-yo dieting has proved disastrous, exercise has never helped, and although you seriously considered surgery for your weight, you didn’t fit the criteria. Too heavy or not heavy enough –  seems like you can’t win.

If this sounds like you, we might have just the solution.

So, how can Obalon help you? It may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

The Newest Weight Loss Option

The Obalon Balloon System is an FDA approved treatment option found here at MIB Surgery that will suppress your appetite and aid you in losing weight. It is less invasive than surgery, and clinical trials have shown that you can lose twice as much weight using Obalon along with diet and exercise than solely diet and exercise.

It consists of a swallowable balloon-filled capsule with an attached catheter. Once the capsule reaches the stomach, the balloon is inflated by sending gas through the catheter which is then removed. A series of three balloons will be swallowed over a three month period, and they remain in the stomach for six months.

The three inflated balloons fill the stomach so you feel full and eat less. During this time you eat a regulated diet and engage in exercise.  After the six month treatment is complete, the balloons are removed through a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. The entire Obalon treatment process takes a total of 12 months as you continue the diet and exercise program.

Who Is a Candidate for Obalon?

There are a number of criteria to become a candidate for the Obalon treatment. They include some of the following:

  • Must be at least 22 years of age
  • Must need to lose between 30 – 100 pounds
  • Be willing to commit to follow diet recommendations and an exercise program
  • Agree to take acid blocking medications every day
  • BMI should be between 30 – 40
  • No prior weight loss surgery
  • Commit to a 12 month treatment plan

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Results vs Side Effects of the Obalon Balloon System

The FDA approval for Obalon occurred in September 2016. Typical side effects are mild to moderate nausea and stomach discomfort. Serious side effects were reported in less than .3% of patients who elected for treatment. Stay in touch with MIB Surgery to monitor any pain or general discomfort.

The results are striking but are extremely dependent upon following the behavior modifications associated with the program in addition to the diet and exercise program. In clinical trials, 89% of participants kept the weight off six months after the balloons were removed.

Interested? Contact MIB Surgery Today!

If you have been looking for something that falls between simple exercise, diet fads, and surgery then this new Obalon weight loss option may be worth investigating.

Contact MIB Surgery at (954) 249-3950 to find out if you are a good candidate for Obalon and if this new weight loss option may be right for you.