ORBERA® Non-Surgical Weight Loss Balloon
What is ORBERA®?
ORBERA® is a two part non-surgical weight loss procedure that is used to help with portion control and jump start weight loss. A gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and placed directly in the stomach. This is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes and requires mild sedation. After six months the gastric balloon is removed and the program continues with a supervised diet and exercise plan. This is a non-surgical procedure that is non-invasive, not permanent and requires no incisions which allows you to start your journey to weight loss immediately.
How Does the ORBERA® Work?
First the highly trained surgeon will perform a diagnostic endoscopy. This is to ensure that it is safe to move forward with the procedure. The gastric balloon is then inserted through your esophagus using a flexible camera and is placed in your stomach. Once the balloon is in place it is then filled with a sterile saline solution to about the size of a grapefruit. The gastric balloon remains in your stomach for six months and is used to help you feel full and control portion sizes. During this first phase patients typically see significant weight lost results. Once the gastric balloon has been in place for six months, there is a second simple procedure to remove the balloon. It is important to stay in communication with your team at East Coast Bariatrics during this entire process as they will guide you on how to create a solid foundation for healthy habits that will make you successful not only during the second phase of the procedure but for the rest of your life.
Am I a Canidate for the ORBERA®?
The ORBERA® is intended for adults that are looking to loose between 20 – 30lbs and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 – 40. If you are not sure of your BMI, use our calculator below. Call us today to meet with one of our expert physicians to see if the ORBERA® is right for you!