The Orbera™ program is 12 months in length, beginning with the gastric balloon insertion process. This non-invasive procedure requires about 20-30 minutes to complete, and many patients go home the same day. What makes this procedure different is that unlike a surgical operation, it doesn’t leave any scars or incisions, and the balloon is temporary, ultimately being removed after six months.
After being given a mild sedative, your doctor will insert the deflated balloon through the mouth and into the stomach. Afterwards, it is filled with a saline solution that renders the balloon about the size of a grapefruit. This balloon stays in the stomach for the first six months of the program, which is also accompanied with diet and exercise tips. Afterwards, it is removed and a six-month diet and exercise plan follows to maintain the weight loss and improve your overall health and fitness.
Over the past 20 years, Orbera™ has become the #1 weight loss balloon in the world and is the only one recognized by the ASGE for its safety and effectiveness. Ask your doctor if the Orbera™ weight loss balloon is right for you.