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  • 3.1 times the weight loss than diet and exercise alone
  • Safe and effective weight loss solution
  • Over 220,000 placements worldwide
  • Now FDA approved


What is ORBERA™?


ORBERA™ is a comprehensive two-part program that combines a clinically tested and proven medical device with a personalized plan of action and support team* to effectively manage weight loss.


With ORBERA™, on average patients lose 3.1 times more weight than what they would with diet and exercise alone. The two-part program starts with a soft balloon being placed in your stomach.  The ORBERA™ balloon stays in the stomach for six months.


While the balloon is in the stomach it occupies excess space making you feel fuller faster and assist in reinforcing proper portions sizes. At six months the balloon is removed, your support team will continue to guide you towards making healthy lifestyle choices to establish a solid base for long-term success.

The Procedure: Placement and Removal


This non-surgical procedure is done in an outpatient surgery setting and typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes. The deflated ORBERA™ balloon is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach using a small camera called an Endoscope. The silicone balloon is then inflated with a fluid called saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit.


At six months the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed, using an endoscope through the mouth into the stomach where the balloon is deflated and then removed.


What to Expect


A diet and exercise regimen is recommend after the balloon placement and the weight loss is expected to be rapid with the majority of weight loss occurring in the first three months after balloon is placement. While most of the weight loss occurs in the first few months, Orbera is a 12 month program providing coaching and training so that you learn how to keep the weight off long-term.


On average patients lost 3.1x more weight than diet and exercise alone. The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.

To qualify for ORBERA™, you should:


  • Be an adult over the age of 22
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • If you do not fall into the BMI range, please call our office to see if this procedure is right for you.
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program


ORBERA™ Advantage


  • After six months with the ORBERA™ two-part program, people lost an average 3.1x the weight verses diet & exercise alone.
  • In the US clinical study, patients on average maintained 75% of their weight loss six months after the balloon was removed.
  • A more than 20 year history of helping thousands of people lose weight.
  • More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • With the FDA approval of ORBERA™ patients now have a safe and effective non-surgical medical weight loss option.

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