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FDA-approved 6-month, swallowable, gas-filled weight loss balloon system

The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable intragastric balloon system indicated for temporary use to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity (BMI of 30 – 40 kg/m2) who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The System is intended to be used as an adjunct to a moderate intensity diet and behavior modification program. All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed.

Proven Weight Loss

Patients with the Obalon Balloon System combined with diet & exercise lost approximately twice as much weight as those with diet & exercise alone.

FDA-Approved, Non-Surgical

Swallowable, lightweight balloon system for weight loss.

Jump-Starts Long-Term Results

Average of 89% of weight loss was kept off six months after balloons were removed, when combined with a moderate intensity diet and exercise program.

Convenient, No Downtime

The placement of each balloon typically takes less than 10 minutes and requires no surgery or sedation.

Obalon Balloon Placement

The Obalon Balloon System is an easy, convenient balloon placement facilitating progressive weight loss & minimal side effects.

The patient swallows a capsule attached to an inflation catheter; no sedation or anesthesia required.

Balloon Capsule location confirmed in Stomach with digital imaging & EzFil Dispenser. Balloon is inflated with gas.

Micro-catheter is removed, leaving the inflated balloon behind.

Balloons placed over 6-months to facilitate progressive weight loss.

What They Are Saying


Fat grafting is a frequent requested treatment in the plastic surgery practice. Former fat grafting techniques were time consuming. With the body jet evo I am able to perform a large volume fat grafting with a good adipocyt quality due to the direct collection of fat in the lipocollector. The aspiration of the adipocytes is easy due to the direct pulsation infiltration and aspiration of the adipose tissue in the same cannula. I have noticed that patients experience less postoperative pain compared with other liposuction systems.

Dr. Martain Loonen, M.D., Ph.D., FCCPPlastic Surgeon Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, Abu Dhabi branch, Royal NMC hospital

My positive experience with Obalon comparing to other balloons: Patients have not tolerated previously the liquid filled balloon while with Obalon the tolerance is high much better; Patients who don’t want to do an endoscopy for insertion is happy with Obalon as the endoscopy is only on removal; Patients are satisfied for it has no abdominal pain or vomiting with the Obalon.

Dr. Tareck SalehSaleh Clinic

I have been providing the Obalon balloon through the support of Mediclinic City hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall to aid weight loss for patients for the past 2 years in the UAE. I have found that due to the need for such a noninvasive, simple to perform, with high patient satisfaction and minimal risks and side effects it is very effective To date, non-surgical treatments like dieting and medications have not been very effective & surgery like sleeve gastrectomy , gastric bypass, gastric band are currently accepted as the only treatment approach with long lasting success. But many people are afraid of surgery or are not fit for surgical criteria. For these people gastric Obalon balloon procedure is an alternate and effective choice.

Dr. Mazin AljabiriMediclinic Hospitals