Third Stage: Insertion of the Gastric Balloon
The doctor enters the gastric balloon through the mouth with the endoscope, in case the procedure is conducted with (Orbera or Reshape) method. The capsules are entered when the procedure is conducted with (Obalon) method.
Fourth Stage: Filling the Balloon
In case of relying on Orbera or Reshape method, the balloon is filled with saline, while it is filled with nitrogen gas in case of relying on Obalon method.
The balloon is left in the stomach for six to nine months, the person lives his/her normal life during that period, then they come back to remove the balloon.