If you have the will to lose weight, GANV has the way.

ABOUT THE OBALON 3-BALLOON SYSTEM 

FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled, intragastric balloon system for treatment of obesity. 

 

Our Board Certified gastroenterologists, Dr. Ivan Harnden and Dr. Jeremias Tan are dedicated to helping you lose weight, feel great and sustain long-term weight loss.

Many people have tried and failed a diet plan. If your weight is keeping you from doing what you love, Join Dr. Tan on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 AM to learn more. Simply, call 703-776-1777 or email aburke@novagi.com to reserve your seat! 

The Obalon Balloon System is a clinically proven weight loss regime designed to help you jump-start your weight loss journey. On average, patients receiving three balloons and six month of therapy lost 21.7 pounds, resulting in a 9.9% reduction in total body weight and a 3.5 point decrease in BMI compared to baseline values.

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach, so you eat less. 

During treatment you will receive professional diet and exercise support to help you make the appropriate lifestyle changes.  

Three lightweight, buoyant balloons are placed gradually over 3 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate progressive weight loss throughout the 6-month treatment period. When combined with diet and exercise, studies show that optimal weight loss is achieved with 3 balloons. Those treated with 3 balloons lost more than 4x as much weight loss as those treated with 2 balloons. All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed.

In a large clinical study, the Obalon Balloon System was shown to help adults experience clinically significant weight loss. Patients lost twice as much weight as diet and exercise alone. Six months after the balloons were removed, 89% of the weight lost was kept off, when combined with diet and exercise.

Are you a Candidate for the Obalon Balloon System?

Is your BMI 30 to 40 kg/m2 ? Calculate your BMI here.

Are you 22 years of age or older ?

Are you ready to develop new lifestyle skills with the support of a clinical team?

If you answered yes to these questions, let us help you on your wellness journey. RSVP for our upcoming seminar.  

Insertion procedure

  • Each balloon placement is done at our comprehensive care center in Fairfax, typically taking less than 10 minutes, with no downtime.
  • Swallowable capsule contains the balloon and allows for placement without the need for sedation.
  • Thin, flexible micro-catheter facilitates balloon placement, leaving the inflated balloon behind.
  • Two additional balloons will be placed gradually over 3 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate progressive weight loss.
  • Lightweight, buoyant balloons, residing in the top of the stomach, are designed for patient comfort.
  • All balloons must be removed 6 months after the first balloon is placed.

Removal procedure

  • All 3 balloons are removed by a brief, approximately 15-minute outpatient endoscopic procedure, which is performed under light, conscious sedation.