Evolve proudly offers the gastric balloon – a non-surgical, non-invasive, temporary approach to weight loss.
How the Gastric Balloon Works
The gastric balloon encourages your body to eat healthier portions for six straight months. This in turn improves weight loss. In fact, this new technology has helped patients lose up to 3 times the weight of diet and exercise alone.
During a quick 30-minute non-invasive procedure, your surgeon will insert a balloon made of soft silicone through your mouth and esophagus and place it directly into your stomach. He or she will then fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. This is all done without any incisions, stitches or scars.
For six months, this balloon will take up space in your stomach, slowing digestion and encouraging proper portion control and weight loss. After six months, you’ll return to have the balloon removed through a simple non-surgical procedure. The removal of the balloon will be just as quick and easy as the initial implantation. After removal of the balloon, you can continue to maintain your healthy lifestyle choices to lose weight and keep it off.
Evolve partner physicians prefer the ORBERA™ Weight Loss Balloon System, which is recognized as the #1 weight loss balloon worldwide.
Benefits of the Gastric Balloon*
- No surgery required!
- Short 30 minute procedure
- Lose up to 20 pounds within 6 months*
- Go home day of the procedure
- Be back to work day after procedure
- Is considered SAFE by the US FDA
Is the Gastric Balloon Right for Me?
This procedure is recommended for adults with BMIs between 30-40 who are looking for a temporary tool to help them lose a relatively small amount of weight quickly.
The Cost of the Gastric Balloon
As a newer procedure, most insurance companies do not yet cover the cost of the gastric balloon. Evolve offers a highly competitive cash-pay price, which includes both the implantation and removal of the balloon. The cash-pay price for this system is $7,150.
*Results will vary based on starting weight and other factors.