"Our patients are very excited about the Obalon because it is so convenient," said Dr. Goyal. "The placement only takes about 10-15 minutes, and there is no need for anesthesia, so patients can go right back to their day after the procedure."
Patients may be candidates for Obalon balloon if they have a body mass index of 30-40. Patients follow a 12-month program under the supervision of New Jersey Bariatric Center's doctors and registered dietitians and have access to the center's free support groups.
Obalon patients swallow three balloon capsules over a three-month period. After placement, each balloon is inflated with gas, helping patients feel fuller on less food. The balloons stay in the stomach for six months from the time of the first placement and are removed in an endoscopic procedure while under light sedation. Nutritional counseling and behavior modification continue over the next six months. The weight loss achieved with the Obalon Balloon System is typically maintained at 12 months.
For more information, contact 908-481-1270 or visit http://www.njbariatriccenter.com/contact/
About New Jersey Bariatric Center
New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical and surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset and Hoboken, N.J., helps patients achieve long-term weight loss through the most advanced bariatric surgical and non-surgical procedures. Led by Dr. Ajay Goyal, Dr. Glenn Forrester, Dr. Angela Glasnapp and Dr. James Buwen, New Jersey Bariatric Center has zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.
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