What is obalon?
Obalon Balloon System (also known as the "Balloon Pill") is the first and only swallowable, FDA approved weight loss balloon. It's been proven to help patients safely lose twice the amount of weight than they would with diet and exercise alone, and keep it off. Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers this weight loss procedure at our Beverly Hills facility to patients looking for a way to slim down their figure.
Obalon Balloon for Weight Loss Reviews
"Dr. Schwartz is awesome and very personable to all his patients! I worked with him at PIH and I always had a blast...great person to know!"- R.X. / Facebook / Feb 21, 2018
"I can honestly say that my experience at The Roxbury Institute and especially with Dr. Schwartz exceeded my expectations! He is always pleasant, informative and makes everyone in the room feel comfortable. My surgery process from beginning to end was very pleasant and I couldn't ask for a better recovery and end result of my procedure. I have and would continue to recommend Dr. Schwartz in the future!"- V.L. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2017
"Amazing doctor and staff! Love them so much, couldn't ask for a better doctor/nurses. Dr. Schwartz, Danielle, Dawn, Melissa ... love you all, you guys are the best ! I'm a perfectionist and Dr. Schwartz delivered amazing results. They all went above and beyond for me, I think I'm going to move in ;) I also just had a hydrofacial with the esthetician Mikeley (I think I'm spelling that wrong) and it was fabulous, my skin looks amazing. I could go on all day on how much I love them! Thanks guys, see you soon ;)"- K.R. / Yelp / Apr 10, 2017
"I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Schwartz and his team at the Roxbury Institute from start to finish. If you're looking for THE BEST look no further! Not only is he an amazing surgeon but his bedside manner and care for his patients is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Thank you for my amazing results and making my experience perfect!"- M.P. / Google / May 07, 2017
"I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Schwartz and his team at the Roxbury Institute from start to finish. If you're looking for THE BEST look no further! Not only is he an amazing surgeon but his bedside manner and care for his patients is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Thank you for my amazing results and making my experience perfect!"- M.P. / Yelp / Apr 20, 2017
How it works
Before your Obalon treatment, you will be given a Placebo Capsule Test, where you will swallow 2 placebos during the consultation prior to the actual procedure. This assures us that the balloon placements will be tolerable and successful for you. If the Placebos were well tolerated, the next step is the actual treatment. Three lightweight balloons are placed in your stomach over the course of six months (on day 1, at 3 weeks and at 9 weeks). The balloons take up space in your stomach, and the result is that you eat less and lose weight.
The balloon placement process:
1. The Balloon capsule is swallowed, attached to a micro-catheter
2. Capsule location is confirmed with digital imaging
3. Capsule dissolves and the balloon is inflated with gas
4. Micro-catheter is removed quickly and smoothly
Each balloon contains 250 CC of Nitrogen proprietary gas (like the air we breathe, it is extremely safe). The balloon placements take less than 10 minutes, with no surgery or sedation.
What about diet and exercise?
Dr. Jaime Schwartz recommends proper nutrition and exercise as part of achieving the best results from your Obalon treatent. Included in the Obalon Balloon System, you will be assigned a licensed dietician to supervise your diet and exercise program during the 6 month treatment.
How are the balloons removed?
All three balloons are removed at 6 months via a light conscious sedation endoscopy removal. During endoscopy, a thin scope with a lighted camera is used to locate and deflate each balloon in the stomach. Each balloon is then removed one at a time. The procedure takes around 15 minutes.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $10,000
is it safe?
Obalon Balloon System is one of the safest weight loss devices on the market, and one of the few non-surgical options on the market for weight loss devices. No expensive surgery. No risky side effects. No fad diets or pills. So if you're looking to avoid the risk and unpleasant side effects surgery, this is a way to lose the weight in a very safe and non-invasive way.
am I a good candidate?
Many patients seek treatment after a long journey of trial and error with weight loss, failed diets, yo-yo dieting, and a lot of frustration. Losing weight is hard!
During your initial consultation Dr. Schwartz will determine if you are a good candidate for Obalon. If you have a BMI of 30-40% and you're looking to lose 15-50 lbs., you have no history of abdominal surgery, and other methods of weight loss have failed--Obalon might be perfect for you.
will the results last?
Obalon has been proven not only to give amazing weight loss results for our patients, but 89.5% patients have kept the weight off successfully for a year after treatment.