ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon
Using a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The balloon helps train your stomach to feel full while eating less food. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can generally go home the very same day. The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months.
What to Expect After Your Procedure
Once the gastric balloon is in place, you’ll receive diet and exercise coaching from our care team —which includes a dietitian, psychologist and exercise physiologist. They help keep you motivated, provide advice, coordinate your program and help you work through weight loss barriers to meet your long-term weight loss goals. Your coaching continues, for another 6 months even after the balloon is removed.