Obalon Balloon System: The New Kid on the Bariatric Block

Always on the cutting-edge of weight-loss technology, New York Bariatric Group is excited to be able to offer the newest innovation in non-surgical bariatric procedures to our patients. Starting in January 2017, NYBG will add the Obalon Balloon System to our growing list of medically-assisted weight-loss options. The Obalon Balloon System, which has the potential to help “obese people shed almost double the weight” compared to those who changed diet and lifestyle alone, consists of 3 swallowable capsules, each of which contains an expandable balloon.

A study of 387 obese participants, complete with look-alike placebo capsules and daily meetings with a registered dietician, demonstrated the Obalon Balloon System’s potential for success. Six months after the start of the survey, participants who received the real treatment had lost, on average, 25% of their “excess body weight,” putting them in a healthy BMI range.

For patients who are committed to modifying their diet, exercise routine, and daily lifestyle, the Obalon Balloon System is a low-risk non-surgical alternative that provides outstanding results. As always, it’s important to discuss all your options with your doctor before making a decision. The staff at New York Bariatric Group is always available to answer your questions (even the ones you didn’t know you had), and to support you in every step of your weight-loss journey. To learn more about Obalon at the New York Bariatric Group, click or call today!

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Obalon Balloon System: The New Kid on the Bariatric Block


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs