The Gastric Balloon procedure is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure where a soft yet durable balloon is placed in your stomach using an endoscopy and reinforces portion control, helping you eat less and lose weight. This procedure is an option if the patient is overweight and diet and exercise haven’t worked.
Gastric balloon is a surgery that treats patients with a body mass index greater than 30. The balloon is designed to give the patient a long-lasting feeling of fullness which results in a deceased amount of food intake and lose about 30% of excess weight in 6 months.
ORBERA365™ is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone. While it is temporarily in your stomach for 12 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.
The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick, non-surgical procedure.
The short procedure is completed while you are mildly sedated. Patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.
With up to 12 months with your balloon together with your physicians support team, you will have the help to achieve your weight loss goals.
Since the weight loss balloon is inserted through your throat and into your stomach there is no need for any incisions, stitches or scars.
The procedure is a non-surgical weight loss procedure where the patient is lightly sedated and a temporary medical grade balloon is inserted through the mouth using and endoscope and then inflated with a saline solution.
The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and patients can normally go home after a few hours and are fully recovered after 3 days.
The balloon is left in the stomach for up to 12 months and follow a medically supervised diet. After 12 months, the balloon will be removed using another endoscopic procedure.
After the balloon is removed, patients will continue to attend scheduled appointments on a regular basis in which support is provided and answering any questions or concerns that may arise.
Q: Is gastric balloon right for me?
A: Patients with a body mass index greater than 30, have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe apnea with serious weight-related health problems.
Q: How long is the hospital stay?
A: Patients can normally go home after a few hours
Q: How long is the gastric balloon surgery?
A: The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.
Q: What are the advantages for gastric balloon surgery?
A: Gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical and less risky procedure that is not permanent. It is an effective weight-loss procedure with diet and exercise and patients experience an immediate fullness sensation.
Q: What are the disadvantages of gastric balloon surgery?
A: Gastric balloon procedure might be uncomfortable for some patients immediately after the insertion, very strict guidelines to diet and exercise, nausea and vomiting may occur in the early days after the procedure and the patient can develop an ulcer due to a foreign object inside the stomach.
* Results are from individual customer testimonials and your results may vary.