Orbera™ Intra-Gastric Balloon
The ORBERA™ Intra-gastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is designed to assist adult patients with obesity, in losing and maintaining weight.
The balloon is part of a comprehensive, non-surgical program that starts with the durable balloon filling space in a patient’s stomach to reinforce proper portion control. The balloon is placed in the stomach for six months, and is used in conjunction with a long term supervised diet and behavior modification program. It is intended for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40 who have attempted more conservative weight reduction alternatives.
ORBERA™ is an incision-less, non-surgical solution for patients who are not appropriate for or considering invasive surgery, but for whom diet & exercise or pharmaceutical interventions have not worked. Data on ORBERA™ collected in the U.S. clinical trial has shown the average person lost 3.1 times the weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months. It is an exciting development and less invasive option that can assist you in reaching your long-term weight loss goals.
- In a non-surgical procedure typically done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure normally takes about 20-30 minutes and people can generally go home the same day.
- Once the balloon is in place, the 12-month coaching program begins.
- 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 and then removed.