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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 Procedure

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.
Obalon-What is Obalon

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.

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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!

Comments (18)

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    Maggie howel

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    I need an appointment to fiscuss my options please. Need to lose 100 lbs, I’m 43 & struggling with weight since childhood

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Hi Maggie, Thank you for contacting us! The first step to getting an appointment is to attend one of the free in-person seminars or watch the free online seminar. You can look at the schedule for both at this site…https://weightwise.com/seminars/. After completing a seminar, we can get an appointment scheduled for you. Look forward to seeing you! Lauren

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    Tina

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    how safe is this product?

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Hi Tina,

      Since the FDA has approved the Gastric Balloon for public use, it is considered safe. However, the effectiveness is yet to be determined. We are not currently offering the balloon. It is our opinion that the balloon needs to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise to see significant results.

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    gina

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    what is the cost

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      We do not have a price set at this point. We are not currently offering this, but hope to in the near future. We will post a price on the website once one is set. Thank you!

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    De Anna Thompson

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    Can you let me know as soon as you offer it. This is what I want to do. I am assuming it will be way less expensive than the lap band which is what I WAS going to do before this came out. I will wait for the balloon.

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Hi De Anna, We are working on our protocol for it as we speak. We should be ready to start offering this very soon! If you will send me your contact information to lauren.a@weightwise.com, I will be in touch with you about scheduling an appointment.

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    Kristina Luna

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    Are you any closer to offering this yet?

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Yes, we currently offer the ReShape Dual Gastric Balloon. If you are interested in more information about this please call 405-359-2475 to schedule.

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    Wen

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    What is(are) the cost of the gastric balloon(s) you have?

    Is sedation required to insert and remove?

    How often do we need to come in after its inserted?

    Do you have a nutrition and exercise consultant to help with the process?

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Hi Wen, The cost of the balloon is $7495 which includes 1 year of diet, exercise, and medical consults. Conscious sedation is required for insertion and removal. Our program outlines that you have appointments to see the nurse practitioner, dietitian, and exercise physiologist every month after the balloon insertion and 6 months after the removal. This is included in the cost of the balloon. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.

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    Joni Law

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    Do you have payment program set up for those with no insurance? And does Medicare pay anything?

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      We do have financing options available. Unfortunately, no insurance companies are covering the gastric balloon at this time.

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    Davina Mulhall

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    What are your financing options.and.where.do.apply can you send.me.a.application

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    Penny

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    Lauren could you please send me information on the information/ price on the gastric balloon procedure. Thank you, Penny Flynn

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      Lauren Armstrong

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      Hi Penny, The cost of the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon is $7,495. There are financing options available for this. Information regarding the balloon can be found at https://weightwise.com/reshape-dual-balloon-procedure/. Please let me know if you have any other specific questions. Lauren

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