Obalon Gastric Balloon

To achieve dramatic results in weight loss, David Dyslin, MD, FACS, offers the innovative Obalon gastric balloon procedure. The Obalon gastric balloon offers effective weight loss without the need for surgery, long recovery, or scarring. The Obalon gastric balloon is the first and only swallowable FDA-approved 3-balloon system for weight loss. Find out if you are a candidate by scheduling your consultation today.


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Gastric Balloon Q&A

  • What’s a gastric balloon?
  • A gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical weight-loss method that helps your body adapt to smaller, healthier meal portion sizes by inserting a saline-filled balloon into your stomach. Dr. David Dyslin uses ORBERA® or Obalon, a soft silicone balloon, rated number one in the industry, which he places in your stomach. The volume and shape of the gastric balloon fills up space in your stomach, making it easier for you to eat smaller portions without constantly feeling hungry. The balloon remains in your stomach for up to six months to encourage significant weight loss.
  • Is the gastric balloon right for me?
  • To determine if you’re a good candidate for the Orbera gastric balloon, Dr. Dyslin reviews your medical history and discusses your weight-loss goals. The Obalon balloon is a series of three small balloons that are simply swallowed. He also reviews your expectations and current eating habits to determine if the gastric balloon is the best weight-loss option for your needs and current lifestyle. The Orbera gastric balloon is ideal for those interested in losing 30-40 pounds and who are otherwise healthy.
  • How is the gastric balloon put into place?
  • Dr. Dyslin inserts the Orbera balloon in through your mouth and esophagus and places the balloon into your stomach without any surgery. After the gastric balloon is in place, Dr. Dyslin uses a sterile saline solution to fill the balloon, increasing it to the size of a grapefruit. In many cases, the gastric balloon placement takes less than 30 minutes. To ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, Dr. Dyslin offers a mild sedative. You can expect to return home after a brief recovery from the sedation with a complete aftercare plan.
  • How long do I need to keep the balloon in?
  • Dr. Dyslin creates a custom treatment plan based on your weight-loss goals. The balloon can remain in your stomach for up to six months, but he can remove it sooner once you reach your desired goal weight. You receive comprehensive guidance and support following your gastric balloon procedure. Following your procedure, you need to focus on developing healthy eating habits and portion control to enhance your weight-loss journey. These habits also help you maintain your weight for the rest of your life.
  • What are the benefits of the gastric balloon?
  • The Orbera gastric balloon helps you achieve your intended weight-loss results within six months and is more effective than diet and exercise alone. Orbera offers many benefits over other weight-loss treatments, such as:
    • No surgery
    • No scars
    • Same-day procedure
    • Long-term results