The ORBERA intragastric balloon is a temporary system for helping obese adults lose weight. The system is appropriate for adults who have been unable to lose the weight by using exercise and diet. The system is meant to be used along with a program to modify behavior and a moderate diet. It is important for the balloon to be removed after being in the body for a six-month period.
Since the gastric balloon is orally inserted for placement in the stomach, surgery is not necessary. The procedure does not require openings, sutures, or leave any scars. The balloon is removed after six months with the aftercare program in effect. This program is ideal for any obese adult interested in changing their habits to promote weight loss.
The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon Procedure
This is an outpatient procedure requiring only a matter of minutes. The process begins with a diagnostic endoscopy to make certain the procedure is safe for the individual. The balloon is in a deflated state when it is inserted into the stomach through the esophagus. A syringe filled with a saline solution is used to inflate the balloon until it reaches grapefruit size. It is important to note the individual must begin changing their eating habits at this time.
The ORBERA intragastric balloon remains in the stomach of the individual for the next six months. This decreases how much food the person can eat. The brain is re-trained to learn when the stomach is nearly full. During this time, it is critical to communicate constantly with the support team to receive optimal benefits from the procedure. The most dramatic results occur during the first six months due to the combination of the support team and the balloon.
The patient works with the support team, changes their eating habits, and improves their nutrition during the six-month period. The process of removing the balloon requires twenty minutes without the necessity of surgery. Once the ORBERA intragastric balloon has been removed, the individual continues to receive coaching and support. The specialist works closely with the individual regarding an exercise program and personalized diet for the next six months.
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An ORBERA coach is an additional option offering virtual support access to dietitians and nutritionists through a tablet or phone. If you are interested in the ORBERA intragastric balloon procedure, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Batash Medical. At our convenient location in Rego Park, NY, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!