Orbera Gastric Balloon

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Orbera Gastric Balloon

The ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon System is a weight loss aid for adults suffering from obesity, who have tried other weight loss programs, such as following supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs, but who were unable to lose weight and keep it off.

How does Orbera work? 

  • A deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach and then is filled to the size of a grapefruit. The entire process usually takes twenty minutes, and most patients go home hours later.

How can Orbera help? 

  • Orbera is a tool to assist your body in learning how to control itself. Orbera works alongside diet and exercise to teach your body what it feels like to be satisfied. It most importantly assists with helping your body re-learn portion control.

Am I a Good Candidate for Orbera?

  • Adults suffering from obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30 and below 40 who have tried other weight loss programs but who were unable to lose weight and keep it off are candidates for this procedure. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history and will also perform a physical examination to determine your eligibility for the device. It is important to keep in mind that, to receive ORBERA, you must be willing to also follow a 12-month program, beginning with the placement of ORBERA® and continuing for 6 months after, which includes a healthy diet and exercise plan. 

Success and Benefits of Orbera Gastric Balloon

  • World-class experts have thoroughly tested Orbera in over 250 clinical studies. Orbera has been used by leading hospitals and the medical community for over 20 years because it is recognized as safe and having proven weight loss results.

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Do I Qualify?

Bariatric Surgery

Millions of people would like to lose weight. Severely obese patients are considered viable candidates to undergo bariatric surgery.

Severe obesity is defined as weight that is at least 100 pounds more than the ideal body weight for a person’s height and age.

Severe obesity (Morbid Obesity) is defined by the patient’s body mass index, or ratio of fat to lean body mass. It is an equation that uses weight, height and age in the calculation.

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