How is the Obalon balloon removed?

How is the Obalon balloon removed?

At the end of the 6-month treatment period, all three balloons are removed by a brief, approximately 15 minute, outpatient endoscopic procedure which is performed under light, conscious sedation.

How do you remove a weight loss balloon?

How is the gastric balloon removed? Like the gastric balloon insertion, you will be given a mild sedative prior to removing the gastric balloon. Using endoscopic equipment, your gastroenterologist will extract the saline solution from the gastric balloon and then remove the deflated gastric balloon through your mouth.

What happens when gastric balloon is removed?

Risks of an intra-gastric balloon removal This can cause bleeding, infection or a tear in the oesophagus or stomach. If this happens, you might need to have a blood transfusion, come into hospital, or have surgery to treat the problem.

How is the Orbera balloon removed?

After you have been given a sedative medication, ORBERA™ will be placed and removed by your doctor using an endoscope that goes down your throat and into your stomach.

Is Obalon safe?

Are there any risks or side effects? The Obalon Balloon System was approved by the FDA in September 2016. In the clinical trials prior to the approval, typical side effects included nausea and abdominal pain. Serious side effects were reported in less than 0.3 percent of cases.

Is Obalon covered by insurance?

The Obalon Balloon System is intended for adults with a Body Mass Index between 30 – 40. While not currently covered by insurance, many physicians offer financing options to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals.

How much does Obalon cost?

The total price of the Obalon® Balloon System will depend on your treatment plan and unique needs. In general, the national average cost for Obalon runs between $6,000 and $9,000. This number includes three balloons, placement, removal, and accompanying diet and exercise support.

What can I eat before gastric balloon removal?

Can I eat or drink before the procedure?

  • You will be asked to drink hot or cold clear liquids ONLY for TWO days prior to the procedure.
  • Do not drink milk based products, thick or lumpy soups or smoothies as they leave a ‘film’ on the balloon surface.

Is Obalon FDA approved?

In 2016, the FDA approved the Obalon Balloon System, which is a gas-inflated intragastric balloon system unlike Orbera and ReShape, which are liquid-filled.

How much is Obalon cost?