The Intragastric Balloon Procedure is a proven way to achieve significant weight loss. ORBERA™ allows Bariatric specialists to offer a less invasive option to help patients lose and maintain a healthy weight.
Life-Changing Weight Loss, Without Surgery
ORBERA™ is a safe and effective non-surgical weight loss solution for patients who suffer from obesity. While some obese patients are candidates for bariatric surgery, very few have the resources necessary to follow the surgical route to weight loss. The FDA approved procedure is intended for patients with a body mass index between 30 and 40.
The Intragastric Balloon is a soft, yet durable silicone balloon designed to help patients overcome obesity. The balloon is a key component of a comprehensive, two-part weight loss program. This 12 month program was created to help patients break through weight loss barriers and coach them toward healthy habits in order to achieve significant, long-term weight loss. Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy, therefore you will be supervised throughout this program by a multi-disciplinary team of Bariatric specialists.
Benefits Of The Intragastric Balloon Procedure
- This is a non-invasive outpatient procedure, therefore there are no incisions, stitches or scars.
- Lose 3X more weight than with diet and exercise alone
- Most patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloon is removed.
- The procedure is completely reversible.
- Patients are often able to return to work & activities within a few days.
How The Balloon Works
Using light sedation, an endoscope is guided through the mouth and the un-inflated balloon is expertly placed in the patient’s stomach. It is then filled with a sterile saline solution (salt water). Once the balloon is inflated, the endoscope is removed and the insertion procedure is complete after approximately 20-30 minutes. The balloon then remains in the stomach for six months.
The gastric balloon encourages weight loss by occupying space in the stomach, serving as built-in portion control. Patients typically report feeling full and satisfied, with less food.
Why Choose ORBERA™ at NGPG
ORBERA™ is the number one global market leader for gastric balloons with more than 220,000 balloons distributed in over 80 countries. For more than 20 years, the medical community has been using ORBERA™ gastric balloons to help thousands of patients lose weight. ORBERA™ is manufactured by Apollo Endosurgery Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures.
Ready to lose weight? Call 770-219-9200 or complete our online form, to begin your journey to becoming a healthier, happier you. The expert Bariatric team at NGPG Surgical Associates is here to assist you every step of the way.