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!