Obalon

The FIRST and ONLY swallowable balloon system for adults who are searching for a non-surgical solution for weight loss. Now available at Artesia General Hospital.

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What is Obalon®?

The Obalon Balloon System is a non-surgical treatment that consists of the gradual placement of three lightweight balloons in a patient’s stomach over a three month period.

Placement of the balloons can be done in the physician’s office in as little as 10 minutes and does not require sedation. Patients simply swallow a small device containing a balloon and then the balloon is inflated. Visit Obalon.com to learn more.

Schedule an appointment with Artesia’s finest providers to see if the Obalon system is right for you.
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Meet Our Providers

The ONLY team in New Mexico to offer the new Obalon Balloon System

 

Shahriar Anoushfar, DO, FACS, FACOS

General Surgeon / Gastroenterology

Terah Maupin Sexton PA-C

General Surgery / Gastroenterology

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE OBALON BALLOON SYSTEM?

Adults 18 years and older who are 30 to 100 pounds overweight.

HOW DOES THE OBALON BALLOON SYSTEM WORK?

Three lightweight, buoyant balloons are placed gradually over a 3 month period.

HOW LONG WILL THE BALLOONS REMAIN IN MY STOMACH?

The balloons remain in place 6 months.

HOW BIG ARE THE BALLOONS?

When fully inflated a single balloon is about the size of a small orange and weighs about the same as a penny.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT LOSS SHOULD I EXPECT?

Weight loss varies by individual; however, patients using The Obalon Balloon System generally lose twice as much weight as diet and exercise alone.

WILL OBALON LIMIT MY ACTIVITY?

Patients usually resume normal activities immediately after the placement procedure.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

The Obalon Balloon System is a safe and effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss system. In clinical trials, some patients reported mild abdominal pain and nausea.

IS THE OBALON PROCEDURE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?

This procedure is not currently covered by insurance. Financing is available through CareCredit for qualifying patients.

More questions about Obalon? Call us at: 575-748-8526