A safer alternative to invasive, permanent bariatric surgery (gastric bypass), the ORBERAÒ balloon provides our patients with a tremendous jumpstart on their weight loss and is part of our weight-management services.
The small balloon, made of soft silicone and filled with saline, is placed into the stomach for six months via a simple, non-surgical, non-cutting 30-minute endoscopic procedure. While in the stomach, the balloon occupies space, which will help you control portion sizes and lose weight.
Meanwhile, a comprehensive diet and personalized-fitness program will help you adopt sustainable, healthy lifestyle patterns and habits. After six months, the balloon is removed from the stomach via the same simple, non-surgical endoscopic procedure that is used to place it. Your diet and fitness programming will continue for an additional six months after your balloon is removed.
The ORBERAÒ platform, available worldwide for more than 20 years, is FDA-approved and endorsed by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as the preferred endoscopic strategy for weight loss. To date, more than 220,000 ORBERAÒ balloons have been placed with excellent results. On average, patients who use the ORBERAÒ balloon lose three times more weight than with diet and exercise alone.
For more information, contact us today to schedule a consultative appointment with one of our gastroenterologists or call or text Andrea—clinical nurse coordinator for our weight-management services—at 734-476-2964 during business hours. If you would like to learn more about the ORBERAÒ balloon visit www.orbera.com.