Weight Loss with ORBERA™
Intragastric Balloon for Effective Weight Loss in Jacksonville
The ORBERA™ intragastric balloon weight loss system is an innovative advancement in bariatric medicine, creating a bridge between weight loss surgery and medical weight loss programs. With ORBERA, you can lose three times more weight than through traditional diet and exercise alone. FDA approved for the treatment of obesity, ORBERA is highly recommended for those who need to lose weight, but do not qualify for surgical interventions.
The ORBERA weight loss system features an expandable balloon that is inserted into the stomach through an endoscopic procedure. Your weight loss surgeon will direct the ORBERA intragastric balloon device through the mouth. This procedure is done in an outpatient setting that typically lasts 20-30 minutes.
Once the balloon is placed in the stomach it is inflated with a saline solution, creating a ball about the size of a grapefruit. This occupies space in your stomach, thereby reducing hunger. The appetite suppressant benefits of ORBERA take effect immediately after its insertion. After about six months the ORBERA device is removed through a second endoscopic procedure with your weight loss doctor.
While using ORBERA intragastric balloon, you will be encouraged to work with your weight loss doctor on a medical weight loss program that will guide you in making lifestyle changes to your diet and exercise habits, helping you to reach your weight loss goals.
Benefits of ORBERA
With ORBERA, there are:
- No incisions
- No wounds
- No scarring
- No painful recovery period
ORBERA is non-invasive and non-permanent, and is found to be both safe and effective in the treatment of obesity in more than 220,000 placements worldwide.
The gastric balloon is put in place in a matter of minutes, can be easily removed, and causes no permanent disruption to the stomach. It is more effective than diet on its own, and when combined with healthy diet changes and exercise, can encourage long-term weight loss success.
For More Information on Weight Loss Surgery.
For more information on bariatric surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baptista, please contact Florida Surgical Physicians today.