Orbera™ Gastric Balloon
Arch Bariatrics offers a comprehensive weight loss program and can help you decide if the Gastric Balloon procedure is right for you.
An endoscopy is performed and a deflated gastric balloon is inserted
A Syringe is used to fill the balloon with saline
Balloon is left for Six months
Balloon removed using endoscope at six months
It is non-surgical and is completely different from any diet or exercise program. The gastric balloon may be a good weight loss option for people who do not qualify or do not want surgery.
When filled with saline, the balloon helps you lose weight and encourages healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach, so there is less space for food. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy, but the balloon acts as a built-in portion control, helping you feel full and less hungry.
Studies have shown that weight loss is better than diet and exercise alone and many patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloon is removed.
How does Gastric Balloon Procedure work?
Takes up space in Stomach increasing fullness
How much weight can I lose with a Gastric Balloon?
One can expect to lose an average of 30-50 lbs but the amount of weight loss varies with each patient.
Advantages of gastric balloon
- No surgery, no incision
- No hospital stay. Entire procedure takes 15- 20 minutes.
- Lowest risk of complications
- Less downtime
Disadvantages of gastric balloon
Not covered by any Insurance
Needs tremendous motivation and commitment for success
Unpredictable weight loss
Chance of weight regain
Only patients with BMI 30 to 40 qualify
Benefits of Gastric Balloon Procedure
Non Surgical weight loss procedure
Less risk of serious complications
Risks of Gastric Balloon Procedure
Abdominal Pain/ cramping
A small risk of pancreatitis has been reported
The Endoscopic balloon procedure is not for everyone and individual results may vary. Please discuss with the surgeon if it is right for you.
Bariatric surgery before and after
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