AURORA, Colo. -- A new Food and Drug Administration-approved weight-loss procedure is now available in Colorado. It requires no surgery and no real downtime, but patients do have to swallow three balloons.
Kae Yoder was the first patient in the state to go through the process.
“They place three balloons in your stomach to help you feel full, and you just can’t eat as much,” she said.
Kae chose the Obalon system because there is no surgery. Instead, on three days, she swallowed a large capsule with a balloon inside and a tube attached.
Sullivan inflated the balloons, then pulled out the tubes. It was a quick and easy alternative to surgery.