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Dr. David Kim Kim Bariatric Institute

Gastric Balloon Non-Surgical Managed Weight Loss

The DFW Bariatric Institute is dedicated to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals to begin living healthier and happier lives, and we are pleased to offer effective alternatives for patients who are not candidates for surgical options. The Gastric Balloon is an innovative weight loss procedure that is combined with a comprehensive lifestyle program to deliver proven results.

What is the Gastric Balloon?

The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss option that has been clinically proven to help people lose weight and keep it off. At our practice, we offer three gastric balloon options:

Am I a Candidate for a Gastric Balloon?

Gastric Balloon is an innovative option for patients who are not interested in surgery or are not eligible for surgical procedures. The ideal candidate

Interested in kickstarting your weight loss journey? Contact the DFW Bariatric Institute to learn how the gastric balloon can help!


How Does the Gastric Balloon Work?

The balloon helps to control appetite and food intake, giving you the advantage to embark on a successful weight loss journey. The insertion typically takes less than 30 minutes and the device is in place for a period of six months. While in place it safely takes up space in your stomach, which will reduce your appetite and enable you to eat smaller portions, stick to your diet plan, and develop healthy habits.

The Gastric Balloon and Your Weight Loss Plan

The first step in the process is working with our team for your personalized evaluation and recommendations. The Gastric Balloon is a powerful tool in initiating a life-long commitment to a healthier you, and it is essential that you follow your eating and exercise guidelines while the device is in place. Along with our support, the habits that you develop during those six months will enable you to maintain successful weight loss after the balloon is removed.

The Obalon Balloon System

The Obalon Balloon System is the FIRST and ONLY FDA approved swallowable gastric balloon technology. A small capsule containing a single Obalon balloon is swallowed and then the balloon inflated with medical gas via a thin tube that’s attached to it. Once inflated the balloon takes up space in the stomach, making patient attain an earlier feeling of fullness during meals. Over the next few months, two more balloons will be added to the initial balloon helping patients progressively lose weight. After six months, the balloons will be removed endoscopically.

Like the other gastric balloon techniques, Obalon is designed to be used in tandem with a diet and exercise program to help patients develop healthy eating and fitness habits so they can maintain long-term weight loss.

The Benefits of the Obalon Balloon System

Results with Obalon


About the ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon

The ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon is a single inflatable device made of soft silicone.

 The Benefits of an ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon

Results with ORBERA™

About the ReShape® Gastric Balloon

ReShape® utilizes two connected, medical grade balloons, which are inserted through the mouth and then inflated with a sterile saline solution. The two connected balloons are designed to conform to the shape of your stomach, and give you a long lasting feeling of fullness that encourages weight loss.

The Benefits of a ReShape® Gastric Balloon

Results with ReShape®

Life After the Weight Loss Balloon

Six months after initial placement, a procedure to deflate and remove the device will be performed under mild sedation.

Wondering if a Gastric Balloon is right for you?

Gastric Balloon can jumpstart a successful weight loss journey for moderately overweight patients who are committed to working toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.

The DFW Bariatric Institute looks forward to answering your questions and helping you determine if a gastric balloon is right for you. Contact us today to to learn more about the ReShape® procedure or the ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon and non-surgical managed weight loss.

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