The procedure places a small silicone balloon into the stomach, which takes up space so you feel full faster and consume smaller portions of food.
Who it’s For
ORBERA® works well for moderately overweight individuals who haven’t succeeded with diet and exercise and want to break through weight loss barriers without surgery.
How the Procedure Works
Under mild sedation, a board-certified gastroenterologist endoscopically places the thin, deflated balloon in place in the stomach through the esophagus. The balloon is then inflated with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. This non-surgical and painless outpatient procedure takes about 10-15 minutes. After six months, the balloon is removed the same way it was placed.
How Much Weight You’ll Lose
The average person loses 3x more weight than with exercise and diet alone. In the U.S. clinical study, patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs, but motivated patients may lose far more especially as you see the pounds come off quickly after balloon placement. Best of all, you’re likely to keep the weight off as we partner together over the next 12 months with comprehensive diet, exercise, nutrition, and behavioral counseling to provide support and ensure long-term results.