Gastric Balloons


What is ORBERA®?

The ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon is a soft, silicone balloon used to help you lose weight. The balloon itself takes up about of the space in your stomach to help you eat smaller meals and stick to your diet. It is a non-invasive option for those looking to boost their weight-loss efforts.


What are the benefits?

ORBERA® is designed to be the “ideal” intragastric balloon, and is proven to deliver significant weight loss in patients who follow a healthy diet and exercise routine following removal. Your doctor, dietician, or nutritionist will help you through your weight loss journey.

It is a non-surgical option with no down time, that will help you eat smaller meals and stick to your diet goals. Patients with the ORBERA® balloon typically experience 3.1x the weight loss at 6 months versus those who use diet and exercise alone, and report that the majority of their weight loss is seen in the first 3-6 months.


Who is a candidate?

ORBERA® is ideal for adults suffering from obesity who have been struggling to lose the weight and keep it off. Patients must be willing to follow a 12-month program that will include the insertion of the balloon combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen for 6 months. Once the ORBERA® balloon is removed after 6 months, patients must continue to follow a healthy diet and exercise program for another 6 months.

If you have severe damage to your liver or daily digestive issues, you may not be a candidate for ORBERA®. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are unable to receive the ORBERA® balloon. Your doctor will review your medical history and find out if ORBERA® is right for you.


What is the procedure for the ORBERA® Balloon?

The empty balloon is passed through your mouth, down your esophagus, and into your stomach. Once in place, it is filled with saline to become the size of a grapefruit. The filled ORBERA® floats in your stomach and takes up about of the space. This non-surgical procedure is performed with a mild sedative, and takes about 20-30 minutes. You are typically able to return home the same day.


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