As a resident of New York, you always want to be healthy, but you’re overweight. Indeed, the doctor says you are obese, for your body mass index is over 30. You have tried all kinds of diets, some of them not particularly good for your health. You’ve exercised, meditated, and more. Still, you can’t seem to lose more than a few pounds. Not only this, your health is being affected by your weight. Maybe your doctor has told you you have fatty liver or you’re pre-diabetic or your blood pressure is too high. You must lose weight, but you don’t want bariatric surgery. Perhaps the ORBERA gastric balloon in NYC is a good solution.
What is ORBERA?
ORBERA is a gastric balloon placed in your stomach to make it feel full. Because you feel full, you don’t eat as much, and you lose weight. Unlike treatments such as gastric bypass, it doesn’t require surgery.
Who is a Candidate?
A candidate for ORBERA in NYC is a person who is obese and just can’t seem to lose weight. Even if they do lose weight, it eventually comes back. You also need to commit to a year long program that involves exercise and diet. The program is split into two phases. During the first six months, you will live with the ORBERA balloon. After this, the balloon is removed and you’ll need to continue with your diet and exercise program without it.
You shouldn’t have ORBERA if you’re pregnant or nursing, if you take anticoagulants or anti-inflammatory drugs or other drugs or supplements that irritate your stomach on a daily basis. After you have the procedure, you must always tell your health care providers that you have a gastric balloon.
The ORBERA Procedure
You’ll have to fast for a number of hours before your procedure. This means no eating or drinking. When you get to the clinic, the doctor weighs you and asks if you’ve been sick or have been taking any medications since they last saw you. If you’re a woman of childbearing age, the doctor will give you a pregnancy test.
Then, you’ll be given IV sedation. The doctor passes the deflated balloon into your stomach through your esophagus, then inflates it with saline solution. The balloon is about as big as a grapefruit when filled.
After the Treatment
After the ORBERA treatment, your doctor will prescribe medicines to ease any discomfort from the balloon. You will have it for six months, then the doctor will remove it via an endoscopic procedure. The balloon is deflated then pulled up through your esophagus and out of your mouth. After a period of observation, you can go home and continue with the program.
Call Us for More Information on ORBERA
To learn more about what the ORBERA gastric balloon may be able to do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Batash Medical. At our convenient location in Rego Park in NYC, 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!