For those patients who would like assistance in their weight loss efforts, Northwest EndoSurgical, located in Cypress, Houston, TX, and board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, offer Obalon Balloon System to residents of The Woodlands and Houston area. The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment option for weight loss designed to help you reduce your hunger and eat less.
What is Obalon Balloon System?
You don’t have to live with obesity any longer thanks to the Obalon Balloon System. Have you been having difficulty losing weight through regular exercise and a moderate diet? If you need weight loss assistance, then the Obalon Balloon System is the first swallowable intragastric balloon system created to provide temporary support to enable weight loss for adults who are struggling with health and body image issues related to obesity. The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach, so you eat less food. The Obalon Balloon System is based on a system utilizing a folded balloon that is placed inside an ingestible capsule. The treatment is both nonsurgical and fully-reversible, and in addition, you don’t even need anesthesia or sedation. When the balloon arrives in your stomach, a temporary microcatheter is used to inflate the balloon, which results in a strong, lightweight, and inflated balloon in your stomach, following a quick, ten-minute procedure.
What are the Benefits of Obalon Balloon System?
The Obalon Balloon System facilitates weight loss in adults, and this non-surgical treatment typically consists of 3 lightweight balloons, placed gradually over 3 months, whose primary purpose is to occupy space in your stomach. In a comprehensive clinical study of the procedure’s effectiveness, the Obalon Balloon System was shown to help adults experience significant weight loss, and when used with a diet and exercise program patients lost on average from 15 pounds to 50 pounds, and the weight stayed off, as an average of nearly 90% of the total weight loss was maintained for over a year. During your treatment, you will receive professional nutrition and exercise support to help make the necessary lifestyle changes that will facilitate your weight loss, as the Obalon Balloon System provides support to help you change your eating habits and keep the weight off for good.
Who is a Candidate for Obalon Balloon System?
Obalon Balloon System can assist with your weight loss efforts, but it’s important to note that your weight loss success ultimately depends on your readiness to develop new lifestyle skills as an adjunct to a moderate intensity diet and behavior modification program. To be a candidate for the Obalon Balloon System, you must be suffering from obesity, and have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 and are 22 years or older. The degree of your long-term weight loss success will ultimately depend on your ability to modify your lifestyle and maintain this behavior after the balloons are removed. It is important that you discuss your willingness to accept this commitment before undergoing the Obalon Balloon System.
What is the Procedure for Obalon Balloon System?
The procedure for Obalon Balloon System is remarkably simple, given how effective and transformative the treatment can be in helping patients achieve their life-changing goals. During your procedure you will swallow a capsule containing a small balloon and then Dr. St. Laurent inflates the balloon. Typically, three lightweight, buoyant balloons are placed gradually over 3 months to facilitate progressive weight loss throughout the 6-month treatment period. At the end of the six-month treatment period, all three balloons are removed via an outpatient endoscopy procedure. Contact us today to learn more about the procedure for Obalon Balloon System.
How Much Does Obalon Balloon System Cost?
Costs vary from patient to patient as several factors influence the price of surgery. Meeting with Dr. St. Laurent is the best way to determine the overall cost for your individual procedure. Financing is an option.Some of our options for payment include the following financing options, such as CareCredit®, American Healthcare Lending®, United Medical Credit®, and we also accept cash, personal check, or major credit cards.
Board certified general surgeon, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent of Northwest EndoSurgical, located in Cypress, offers Obalon Balloon System to residents of The Woodlands and Houston area. Contact us now to set up your consultation with The Obalon Balloon System