ORBERA for Weight Loss
Non-surgical weight loss with the intragastric balloon in South Florida
The ORBERA weight loss system presents an exciting new alternative for those looking to lose weight without invasive surgical procedures. ORBERA creates a bridge between bariatric surgery and traditional medical weight loss programs, offering a solution that can help you achieve weight loss goals three times greater than typical through diet and exercise alone.
What is ORBERA?
ORBERA is a non-surgical weight loss solution that uses an intragastric balloon to encourage healthy weight loss. The ORBERA device is inserted into the stomach through a short endoscopic procedure that typically takes about 20 minutes. Once the device is in place, the balloon is inflated with a saline solution until it reaches about the size of a grapefruit. The balloon creates restriction in the stomach, thereby cutting down on hunger and helping you to lose weight.
After about six months the ORBERA balloon is removed in a follow-up endoscopic procedure. While using ORBERA you are encouraged to work closely with your medical weight loss doctor to develop healthy diet and exercise habits that will help you sustain your weight loss long-term.
With the ORBERA device, there are:
- No incisions
- No wounds
- No scarring
- No painful recovery period
ORBERA is a non-invasive and non-permanent alternative to weight loss surgery. Once the device is removed your stomach will return to normal. While using ORBERA you will be encouraged to follow a healthier diet to encourage weight loss, but ORBERA does not require the same type of dietary restrictions as traditional forms of weight loss surgery.
The intragastric balloon is highly recommended as an alternative to traditional medical weight loss programs for those who struggle with obesity but do not qualify for weight loss surgery. It is found to be a safe and effective method of weight loss, with more than 220,000 successful placements worldwide, and is FDA approved to support medical weight loss.