Endoscopic Gastric Balloon
What is ORBERA?
Your weight loss journey is important to us. If you would like to reach meaningful and long-term weight loss without surgery, ORBERA may be the right choice for you. ORBERA is an FDA approved, comprehensive two-part program that is designed to provide effective and motivating results that are easy to see.
What happens during the placement of the ORBERA?
The program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach which stays there for six months to reinforce proper portion control. Once the balloon is placed, patients receive coaching from a team of experts including a dietician, psychologist and an exercise physiologist.
This is a 20 to 30 minute procedure, and patients are able to go home the very same day. This procedure is nonsurgical and is done under mild sedation. The thin and deflated ORBERA balloon is placed into the patient’s stomach. After it is placed, it is filled with saline until it reaches the size of a grapefruit.
The weight loss is rapid. In fact, most of the weight loss occurs within the first three months of treatment.
What happens after the removal of the ORBERA?
After six months with the balloon, the patient comes back in for the removal. The balloon is removed the same way it was placed, through a nonsurgical procedure done under mild sedation. The balloon is deflated and then removed from the patient’s stomach.
The support doesn’t stop after the balloon is removed. Patients will continue to receive the coaching for six months following the removal of the balloon, offering the best results.
The ORBERA Advantage
The ORBERA balloon is now FDA approved so patients have a safe and effective weight loss treatment option. After just six months with the ORBERA two-part program, patients have lost an average of 3.1 times the weight other patients have lost with diet and exercise alone. It has been proven that patients keep the weight off even after the removal of the balloon.
ORBERA has a 20-year history of assisting thousands of people on their weight loss journey. An estimated 220,000 ORBERA balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.