ORBERA® is a weight loss balloon designed to help with portion control and ultimately improve weight loss.
ORBERA® is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone. While it is temporarily in your stomach for six months it encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The shape and volume of the stomach balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.
The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick, non-surgical procedure.
The 30-minute procedure is completed while you are mildly sedated. Most patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.
After the first six months of the weight loss program the stomach balloon is carefully removed and the aftercare program continues.
Since the weight loss balloon is inserted through your throat and into your stomach there is no need for any incisions, stitches or scars.
The ORBERA® Weight Loss System
WEIGHT LOSS BALLOON PLACEMENT
The ORBERA® is placed into the stomach in a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin.
The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life.
THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
The ORBERA® weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for the first six months after the procedure. With the stomach balloon and support team, patients usually see the most drastic results in the first six months. It is very important to use this time to develop healthy habits that will continue for not only the 12-month weight loss program, but for the rest of your life. During the first six months you will learn how to use your ORBERA® as a tool to aid in your weight loss. Having open and constant communication with your support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits of the ORBERA® weight loss system. Over the next 12-months you will have regular face-to-face sessions with your treatment team, dietician, fitness trainer, psychologist and exercise psychologist.