Gastric Balloon Oklahoma
A Non-Surgical Option for Weight Loss
In contrast to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or even lap band, a gastric balloon is a non-invasive, non-surgical option to aid weight loss. If you’ve struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise, but fears of surgery or general anesthesia have stopped you from contacting our office, the gastric balloon could be the perfect option for you as it requires neither.
How Gastric Balloon Works
At WeightWise, we offer the Obalon Balloon System, which helps facilitate weight loss by taking up room in your stomach, so you eat less. Obalon is a swallowable, FDA approved, temporary 3-balloon system. The system works in tandem with supervised, professional nutritional and exercise support so that your lifestyle changes remain in place after the balloon is removed.
The placement of the gastric balloon typically takes less than 10 minutes and requires no sedation. In the office, you’ll swallow a pill about the size of a standard vitamin that contains the balloon. Using an X-ray, we’ll track the pills progress, ensuring it safely settles in your stomach. As the capsule dissolves, the balloon will be inflated with gas. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities after placement with zero downtime.
Am I a Candidate for Gastric Balloon?
You may qualify as a candidate for Obalon if you are over the age of 22 with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40kg/m2. As with any gastric procedure to aid weight loss, the key to success is a long-term commitment to a healthier life with the continuation of diet and exercise after the gastric balloon is removed. In studies, patients with the Obalon Balloon System combined with diet and exercise lost approximately twice as much weight as those with diet and exercise alone. An average of 89% weight loss was kept off six months after the balloon was removed when the moderate exercise and diet plan was continued.
Gastric Balloon Options in Oklahoma
If you’d like to explore your weight loss options with gastric balloons, or have questions regarding Obalon, attend one of our completely free seminars. Our expert team is experienced and ready to help you jump-start your lifestyle change. With the best dietitians, exercise physiologists, surgeons, and support staff, we will be able to guide you through this transformation. Call us today to find out more!