Our doctors offer this procedure as a way to help you lose weight quickly and effectively and without the side effects of a surgical procedure.
The Obalon system is the only weight loss method that involves the swallowing of three balloons. The balloons occupy some of the space in your stomach so that there is less room for food. Each balloon only takes ten minutes to place, and the system has a proven safety profile that you can depend on to get started in your journey to a healthier self.
You may qualify for the Obalon procedure if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 and you are at least 18 years old. Qualifying candidates should also not have any stomach disorders. To qualify for the procedure, you must also be willing to follow a customized diet and exercise program as prescribed by our doctors. You must have tried other methods of weight loss and not have enjoyed the level of success needed to get you to a healthy BMI.
During your first visit with our doctors, you will have a consultation to discuss your lifestyle, dietary habits, exercise, and your previous attempts at weight loss. Our doctors will measure your height and weight and perform some additional health checks on you to ensure that Obalon is right for you.
How Obalon Works
During the Obalon insertion procedure, you will relax in a comfortable chair. You will be given a small, thin 3-gram capsule to swallow. The capsule is attached to a tiny catheter. The capsule dissolves and allows a balloon to open. The balloon will be inflated after it is in your stomach. An X-ray will be used to verify that the balloon is in the proper position before our doctors inflate it with the micro catheter.
The balloon takes about ten minutes to travel through your esophagus and into your stomach. You will swallow a total of three of the balloons. When inflated, the balloons expand to about 250 cubic centimeters in volume. Once all three balloons are inflated, about three quarters of the volume of your stomach will be filled. This causes you to feel full. Because there is less room in your stomach for food and you feel full, you will eat less. This provides a jump start to your weight loss. No anesthesia is needed for Obalon.
What to Expect from the Obalon Procedure
After all three balloons are inflated, our doctors will give you the okay to go home and resume your usual activities. You can get started right away with your prescribed exercise and diet changes. You can expect to enjoy progressive weight loss due to a lower caloric intake. Our doctors will also prescribe an antacid medication for you to take while the balloons are in place. The balloons are removed after six months.
I agree the care and people are great. However, their management tricked me into an out of network surgery. After repeatedly making it clear that I wanted all aspects of the surgery to be in network with UHC, they booked my surgery on a day when the facility switches to a different business entity called Minimally Invasive Surgical Center. So, a simple hemorrhoid procedure that normally bills for under 3K within network was billexto my insurance for 62.5k. Of course they had me pay $1,400 out of pocket just before performing yhe surgery and also had me sign numerous documents right before the procedure. If I would have received these forms, particularly the one that stated that I knew it was an out of network provider, I would have never signed it. The owner of Minimally Invasive called me on the phone when I was still plannibg the surgery to try to talk me into accepting performing out of network in exchange for some cash discount. I tefused but he still set it up as out of network without my consent. I am extremely dissapointed in these people who now refuse to re-pricess the claim. Beware of what day your surgery takes place and make sure to get all forms well ahead of your procedure date. Soecially those related to payment and claim type, or you might end up with a very expensive surprise. This is the stuff of crooks.
5 stars is not good enough for how amazing these people are! Had my producer done here on 4/23/2021 with Dr. Syn. The whole process from beginning to end was pretty great (yes... the surgery process that everyone hates). The surgery center was clean and everyone had their stuff together from the moment I parked in the check-in spot, till check-out. I can never say enough about the nurses, they are the kindest people and I am so thankful to have had them there. Even though I’ve never met them before, they made me feel at ease and we’re just kind humans ❤️Definitely recommend 🤙🏼
Definitely recommend, fast easy process. They make sure your well informed on whats happening, and if your nervous they’ll talk to you about stuff that makes you happy, especially helped when i was getting my IV.
A couple of weeks ago my mother had a bad experience at this center. She overheard the nurses making rude comments about a patient.I felt very uncomfortable going threw my procedure after what I herd.Very unprofessional attitude, please avoid this place I made the mistake of coming here.
I saw Dr. Shad after my aunt recommended me to him for back pain. I had pretty bad back pain for a young adult. Upon the first appointment he felt my injury and immediately identified the area in pain and explained everything to me. My back is doing great now and I am able to go back for tissue work when needed. Never had more confidence in a doctor then I do with Dr. Shad, definitely recommend!
I just had a procedure done here this morning. The center is very clean and orderly. The nurses were so friendly and kind, it was like talking to a friend. The anesthesiologist had great bedside manner and was honestly the nicest one I’ve ever met. Dr. Jenkins is very sweet and made sure I felt comfortable and informed. She is always very bubbly and makes you feel at ease. Really great people at this place! Highly recommend if you are needing a procedure done.
I have had a number of procedures done. The staff are amazing they took such good care of me. Dr. Ding communicates on a real level.Highly recommend this crew if you ever need surgery they are equipped for
My wife had surgery at your Facility. Dr Tony Mork was the surgeon. We were very impressed with your neat little surgery center. We got very personal care.. Thinking back 10 months when she had surgery we still remember well 😊
The morning admittance gal who was friendly , knowledgeable and put my nervousness about surgery at ease helped me fill out the necessary forms for surgery. The next nurse prepped me for surgery and explained what would be happening. Again,very personable, organized, and knowledgeableAnother nurse came over and told me she would be helping the doctor in surgery and again explained what was going on. Friendly The orthopedic surgeon came in and spine to me about the surgery also kind and caring. Then surgery was over and I was again met with a kind nurse to help me adjust to waking up. This may all sound very routine to who ever reads this but surgery is Not, routine and it is damm scary to the patient and their families. To be taken care of by friendly, kind caring and knowledgeable staff is so important. My husband And I are grateful for the entire team here at Crown Valley Surgical. Thank you, Barbara and Jeff tatro