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What Exactly is the Obalon Balloon?

The Obalon Balloon System is the very first and only swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss.

The non-surgical treatment will be comprised of three lightweight balloons. These balloons are placed gradually over a period of three months.

The Obalon balloons will occupy space in a person’s stomach. This allows for a person to eat less, making weight loss easier.

Of note, the Obalon Balloon System is a 6-month treatment.

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Our innovative and compassionate team of physicians, practitioners and support staff all operate with one common goal:

Helping you achieve the best version of you, possible!

BMI Surgical Institute is a practice devoted to providing today’s most advanced procedures and comprehensive care that supports the optimal health of every patient. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, our team is here for any surgical and non-surgical needs you may have!


How is
Obalon Balloon Performed?

Placement of the Obalon Balloon System should take about ten minutes or less, per balloon! This procedure does not require sedation.

At BMI Surgical Institute in Atlanta, patients swallow a capsule which contains the small balloon. Afterwards, a BMI Surgical Physician will inflate the balloon.

Losing weight and keeping it off

The BMI Surgical Institute Obalon Balloon System in Atlanta, aids in facilitating weight loss by taking up space in a person’s stomach, so they eat less.

During treatment, a person will receive professional nutrition and exercise support to help them create and maintain the lifestyle changes that support healthy weight loss.

The Obalon Balloon System supports changing eating habits and keeping weight loss achieved, for a long period of time.

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How is
The Obalon Balloon Removed?

At the end of a 6-month treatment period, all three balloons are removed by an (approximately 15-minute) outpatient endoscopic procedure.

This procedure is performed under light, conscious sedation.

Is Obalon Balloon in Atlanta Expensive?

he average cost, including three balloons, nutritional support, and balloon removal, typically ranges from $7,500 to $9,000. At BMI Surgical Institute in Atlanta, we offer financing options so patients can receive treatment without delay. *The cost may vary due to your current health condition, the length of your procedure, and the type of insurance.


Obalon Balloon FAQ's

The level of long-term weight loss will largely depend on a person’s ability to modify their lifestyle. They also must be able to maintain healthy habits after the balloons are removed. It is very important to understand these requirements BEFORE having the procedure.

After the Obalon balloons are removed, the goal is to have patients adjusted to healthy habits. The weight loss results last primarily, if a healthy and lifelong habit is maintainted!

In a large clinical study, the Obalon Balloon System was shown (when combined with a diet and exercise program), to help people lose 2x as much weight as than with diet and exercise alone.

An average of 89 percent of the total weight loss at six months was maintained at one year.

The Obalon Balloon System is a safe and effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss system. BMI Surgical Institute Physician’s will discuss more details on the potential side effects.

Patients that undergo the Obalon Balloon Procedure at BMI Surgical Institute in Atlanta benefit from; Happy, sustained, and Proven weight loss. It is also an Outpatient procedure that involves no incisions, is non-permanent (the balloons are removed), and is a form of affordable weight loss intervention.