Who is a candidate?
If you are an adult suffering from obesity (BMI > 30) and in search of a non-surgical treatment option, ORBERA® might be just right for you!
How it works?
Non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated ORBERATM balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home the very same day At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated first then removed
This is an outpatient procedure that only takes about 15 minutes with no stay required.
When will I see results?
The weight loss is rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment. On average patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone. The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results. During the 6 months where the ORBERA® balloon is inside the stomach is when patients see the most drastic weight loss.
Will I maintain my weight loss after removing the ORBERA® balloon?
After the ORBERA® balloon is taken out, the goal is to have the patient accustomed to healthy habits in order for them to maintain their hard earned weight loss. It is important to remember that the Orbera balloon is only a tool to help build healthy, lifelong habits.
Can I receive diet advice?
During the entire 12-month ORBERA® weight loss program, patients will have regular face-to-face sessions with their treatment team, dietitian, fitness trainer, psychologist and exercise psychologist. We will be there for you every step of the way!
What are the risks?
Side effects that may result from the use of the ORBERA® balloon include risks associated with endoscopic procedures and the ability to accept a foreign object placed in the stomach. Other possible side effects include: partial or bowel blockage, little or no weight loss, negative health consequences resulting from weight loss, stomach pain, continuing nausea and vomiting, abdominal or back pain, acid reflux, influence on food digestion, blockage of food going to the stomach, bacterial growth in the fluid filling the balloon which can lead to infection, injury to the lining of the digestive tract, stomach or esophagus, and balloon deflation.
What are benefits of ORBERA? (The ORBERA ADVANTAGE)
After six months with the ORBERATM two-part program, people lost an average 3.1x the weight patients lost with diet & exercise alone.
- Proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
- A more than 20 year history of helping thousands of people lose weight.
- More than 220,000 ORBERATM balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
- It is an outpatient procedure.
- It is painless.
- There is no incisions.
- Non permanent.
How much does ORBERA cost?
$7500-8500. This is a self pay, all inclusive price. Price will vary based on insurance and health status, use of additional resources and so on. We offer financing options for qualified customers.
If you are interested in ORBERA, call our office today and speak with one of our coordinators
Need more information?
Visit the Orbera® website