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.
"I came to Dr. Schwartz for botox to treat vaginismus, and my experience was phenomenal. Vaginismus is pain during any kind of vaginal penetration. After 6 years of pain and frustration, there was finally a solution that could help me. A year after the procedure, I am now able to have painless sex, painless pap smears, and I can use tampons. Not to mention all of the staff was incredibly nice and helped calm my nerves during the experience. This procedure changed my life. Thank you, Dr. Schwartz!"- M. / Healthgrades / Mar 05, 2018
"Well, what can I say... My experience was amazing! Dr. Schwartz did a breast argumentation for me. After having two kids I really felt that I needed it. Everyone in his office is really nice and willing to help! Dawn his assistant is reachable 24/7 which is very important and always answering all the questions. About the surgery.... First of all, I really afraid of all the procedures and doctors, but the whole office staff made my experience amazing from beginning to the end, helped me to relax and enjoy it. The moment I woke up after surgery I've felt perfect. I was really afraid that it will hurt, but guess what I didn't take any pain meds at all! I didn't need it! Yes, there is a little discomfort my mostly because you are wrapped up. The same day I had surgery I was able to work a little bit and play with kids. I felt perfect! I'm almost one week past surgery and can't wait to see the changes! Dr. Schwartz did an amazing job, exactly what I wanted and really natural! I want to thank you him and his office for the amazing experience!"- N.L. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2018
"It's hard to balance science with sexy, Dr. Schwartz and his team are the experts at both. He's incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in his craft and it shows in his results. My entire experience, from pre-op planning, to the surgery, to the aftercare went as smoothly as I could have ever hoped. He and the whole team at The Roxbury Institute will ensure that you're healthy and happy throughout the entire process. I'm finally starting to like the skin I'm in and that's only due to Dr. Schwartz!"- A. / Healthgrades / Dec 04, 2017
"Saw Dr. Schwartz for a breast aug after having two kids. A lift was definitely needed, especially on one side but I expressed to Dr. Schwartz that I did not want the lift. It was definitely a challenge and he accepted. They honestly came out better than I ever could’ve expected! They are literally perfect. Him and his team are great. Very thorough and listen to your every need. I went to many consultants before I saw Dr. Schwartz. He’s extremely recommended!"- K.P. / Google / Feb 12, 2018
"Dr. Schwartz is amazing! He did a breast argumentation for me! Perfect shape, perfect size, no pain at all! His staff is amazing and really caring! Always available to answer all the questions that you might have!"- N.L. / Google / Feb 12, 2018
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.