The ORBERA® Balloon
What is the ORBERA balloon?
The ORBERA balloon is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone. Over a six- month period where the balloon resides in the stomach, it will encourage your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The shape and volume of the balloon will adapt to the specific patient. The standard target range for the ORBERA balloon is three times more weight loss than diet and exercise alone.
Is it a non-surgical procedure?
Yes. There are no knives, no cutting and no scars. The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick, non-surgical procedure.
Time for this procedure rarely exceeds 30 minutes, and your weight loss journey begins as soon as you get home the same day.
Is it permanent?
No, the lifetime of the gastric balloon ends at six months, and from there the after care will begin. The physician will remove the balloon using a safe, non-surgical procedure very similar to the initial placement. Again, no knives, no cutting, no scars.
What happens during the first six months?
Considered the most crucial months of your new life, many patients should take this time to develop healthy eating habits. Most weight loss is achieved in this period of time, as you learn to use ORBERA to your benefit. Constant communication with your physician and support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits of this innovative weight-loss system.
Who performs the procedure?
Only qualified physicians who have completed a specialized training course may perform the procedure. We are happy to announce our very own Dr. Ariy Volfson is qualified and excited to aid you in your weight-loss journey.