The ORBERA gastric balloon is a spherical silicone smooth surface balloon filled with saline that floats within the walls of the stomach to aid in weight loss. The 6 months short-term program is ideal for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40kg/m who want to quickly kick-start weight-loss. Ideally, the ORBERA balloon is to be used in conjunction with a long-term supervised diet and behavior modification program to maintain weight-loss post ORBERA treatment.
Most patients utilizing our ORBERA Balloon want to lose weight for a special event (wedding or high school reunion), have been unsuccessfully dieting for years, cannot lose weight after a surgery or having a baby, or need the right tool to successfully kick-start their weight loss journey. Process starts with a consultation with a trained certified surgeon, who may suggest different weight-loss surgery options that fit best your health needs.
ORBERA patients can lose up to 35 excess pounds while working with a dietician to alter eating behavior and create an exercise regime to continue their weight loss after balloon is removed. Like the LAP-BAND, the ORBERA balloon is a tool to help weight loss. Education, work and dedication is required to successfully maximize the loss of excess weight. On average, patients loose most of the weight within the first 3 months, while maintaining it off for the rest of the program. The last half of the program is key to adjust behaviors and create a physical routine that can smoothly fit in patient’s every-day-life post balloon.
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The ORBERA Balloon is an ideal alternative for adult patients who need to lose weight, diet and exercise has not work, and more aggressive bariatric surgery is not an option and/or desired. Considered a cosmetic alternative, insurance does not cover this particular procedure. Ready to learn more about the ORBERA balloon? E-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 317-621-2500.
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