At your consultation with Dr. Crespo, he will give to you a placebo coated pill the same size as the OBALON ® Balloon which will be one of the tests to confirm that you are a good candidate for the OBALON® program.
On the date of the placement, you will swallow capsule coated balloon which is, attached to a micro-catheter. The top of the art OBALON ® Navigation system will provide actual visualization for the OBALON ® balloon on the journey to the stomach. This is possible due to a an electromagnetic sensor on the distal tip which will allow the capability to see the real-time position of the Balloon Capsule in 3D space. As the capsule dissolves, the balloon is inflated with gas. The micro-catheter is removed quickly and smoothly. With your physician’s OK, you’re all set and can go back to your daily activities.