How much is the Obalon balloon cost?

How much is the Obalon balloon cost?

The entire 12-month Obalon Balloon program ranges between $6,000 and $9,000. The total cost will mainly depend on your geographic location and your physician’s fees. The Obalon Balloon System is currently not covered by medical insurance. Most offices offer financing options.

Is Gastric Balloon painful?

You may experience some pain which can be caused if your oesophagus or stomach is punctured whilst inserting the gastric balloon, although this is very rare. You may also feel pain from the inflation of the balloon, however most people refer to this as more of a discomfort.

How much does the gastric balloon pill cost?

The balloon pill costs about $4,000, a fraction of what a gastric bypass surgery costs, and is much less invasive.

What is a bib gastric balloon?

Types of gastric balloon There are two types of Orbera gastric balloon, the BIB balloon which stays in the stomach for up to six months and the Orbera 365 balloon which stays in the stomach for up to 12 months. These balloons are inserted endoscopically (through the mouth) when the patient is sedated in theatre.

How safe is Obalon?

The Obalon Balloon System is a safe and effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss system. In our clinical trial, the majority of adverse events were reported as mild and consisted of abdominal pain and nausea. Serious side effects were less than 0.3%.

How much weight can you lose with Obalon?

Patients in clinical trials were reported to have achieved an average weight loss of approximately 15lbs, with some patients losing as much as 50lbs, during a 6-month treatment period, with minimal side effects and no significant recovery time.

How much weight will I lose with a gastric balloon?

You are expected to lose about 7 to 15 percent of body weight during the six months following the placement of the gastric balloon in your stomach. Total excess weight loss may range between 30 to 47 percent based on a summary of treatments that are currently available.

How much weight can you lose with a gastric balloon?

A gastric bypass patient can lose over 100 pounds, and candidates for the gastric balloon will typically lose 20 – 40 pounds (or 10 – 20% of their body weight) over the six months the balloon in place.

Can I drink alcohol with a gastric balloon?

Not only does alcohol thin the blood, but it can also lead to dehydration, and it may even interact with some conscious sedations that are administered during a surgical procedure. In other words, abstain from drinking any alcohol if you have gastric balloon implementation scheduled in the near future.

Is a gastric balloon worth it?

Gastric balloons are an alternative to bariatric surgery for people with lower body mass indexes. Most patients lose between 20 and 50 pounds over six months (about 10 to 20% of total body weight). Gastric balloons can be effective, they don’t require surgery, and they can be placed in a matter of minutes.

Can a gastric balloon burst?

Balloon rupture (rare) This occurs in less than 1 in 200 gastric balloon placements.

Has anyone died from Obalon?

An FDA-approved intragastric balloon made by Obalon Therapeutics that is gas-inflated has resulted in no reports of death, hyperinflation or acute pancreatitis, FDA said. The Obalon balloon was approved in 2016.