27 February, 2024

Weight Loss with the Orbera Intragastric Balloon

Have you ever heard of the gastric balloon for weight loss? Sounds strange doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t and has been around for a long time with manufacturers improving upon its design year after year. The Orbera intragastric balloon is a FDA-approved minimally invasive, weight loss solution to help accelerate weight loss without invasive surgery. In this blog post, we will explain the benefits of gastric balloon as well as its nuances to improve your understanding of this procedure.

Understanding Orbera Intragastric Balloon

The Orbera gastric balloon is that it is a non-surgical tool for individuals seeking a non-invasive yet highly effective approach to weight loss. Yet, this temporary stomach balloon is placed endoscopically (meaning through the mouth), ensuring minimal discomfort for the patient. The balloon is inserted into the stomach and is filled with 400–700 cc of sterile saline. This temporary balloon reduces the capacity of food in the stomach, promotes early satiety, and aids in weight loss.

Orbera balloon - procedure steps
Orbera balloon: procedure steps

Features of Orbera Gastric Balloon

Noninvasive Nature
The procedure is completed endoscopically, ensuring a quicker recovery than surgery. No incisions and discharged home the same day.
Temporary Solution
The Orbera balloon remains in the stomach for six months, offering a boost to weight loss
Consistent Follow-up
Close collaboration between patients and doctors while the balloon is in place allows for consistent nutrition and dietary support to sustain lifestyle changes.
How It Works
The balloon slows gastric emptying, extending the time food remains in the stomach and contributing to a feeling of fullness which becomes a habit over time even when the balloon is removed.

Results and Impact

One of the most prominent benefits is that gastric balloons have been studied over the years and revealed that patients undergoing the Orbera intragastric balloon achieve up to three times more weight loss compared to those relying solely on diet and exercise. These patients are also able to reverse obesity-associated conditions.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions on the Orbera gastric balloon for your weight loss journey. We look forward to finding your solution for a healthier, more vibrant life.

Start your weight loss journey today.

Dr. Laster

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