ORBERA® is a durable gastric balloon made out of silicone. While it is temporarily in your stomach for six months it encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The shape and volume of the stomach balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.
Advantages of ORBERA:
- Non-surgical, the balloon is inserted through the mouth into the stomach
- no downtime is needed
- patients can start losing weight same day.
- No incisions are needed
- Not permanent. The balloon stays for only 6 months and then its removed easily.
- The entire process last 20-30 minutes and patients go home after.
- Patients can lose UP TO 25% of their body weight in few months
The removal and nutritional program
Once the stomach balloon has been in place for six months the balloon is removed. The simple and non-surgical procedure is very similar to the placement process. Once the ORBERA® gastric balloon has been removed it is very important to continue working closely with your support team and coaches to follow the personal diet and exercise plan given to you. This will help to keep you in a positive and healthy mindset while achieving your weight loss goals.
When your yearlong program is over, maintaining the healthy lifestyle choices you have established will help you continue to lose weight and keep it off.
- Balloon intolerance
- Lack of proper hydration
- Stomach cramping