The Obalon Swallowable Gastric Balloon is an innovative new, gas-filled balloon that the patient can swallow in the physician’s office. The early results indicate that Obalon may have the lowest complication rate of all intra-gastric balloons available in the United States. A total of three balloons are inserted in the patient’s stomach over time, and no downtime is required after placement.
The ReShape Duo Balloon is a dual-balloon system and was just recently approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
The ReShape balloon offers dual-balloon technology with the theory that it could cause earlier fullness and better hunger control with fewer side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
The Orbera Managed Weight Loss System is an intra gastric balloon that helps you with your portion size, fullness, and hunger. It’s a soft, flexible, expandable device that is placed non-surgically, with an endoscopy under sedation. An intensive follow-up program for the next 12 months will help patients lose on average 25-50 lbs.