What is ORBERA? The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach for a six-month period, in conjunction with a 12-month supervised diet and exercise modification program to help you lose the weight and keep it off.
How is the procedure done? The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon is a nonsurgical procedure done under mild sedation. The thin and deflated ORBERA balloon is placed into the stomach (through the mouth) and is then filled with saline solution until the balloon is approximately the size of a grapefruit. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. Once the balloon is in place, the 12-month coaching program begins.
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How is the ORBERA balloon removed after six months? At six months, the ORBERA balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a nonsurgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated and then removed. After the removal of the balloon, the supervised weight loss program continues for an additional six months.
Who Is a Candidate for ORBERA?
- The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System is a weight loss aid for adults suffering from obesity
- It is intended for individuals with a BMI of 30 to 40
- Candidates who have tried other weight loss programs, such as following supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs, but were unable to lose weight and keep it off.
Advantages of ORBERA
After six months with the ORBERA two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1 times the weight than patients lost with diet and exercise alone.
- The procedure only takes 20 minutes
- Less invasive — no incisions and no scarring
- Patients can generally go home the same day
Disadvantages of ORBERA
- ORBERA requires a 12-month commitment — balloon placement and adherence to a healthy diet and exercise plan
- If you do not maintain a diet and exercise plan, there may be little to no weight loss at all
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