If you have researched non-surgical weight loss methods and have decided you are interested in learning more about the Orbera® gastric balloon program, do you know where to start?
Do you know what kind of doctor you will need? Many people would just do an internet search for “Orbera gastric balloon near me” or “Orbera weight loss near me.” Both of these would return several results, but how do you choose the doctor or weight loss center to trust your results with? Today we are going to talk about what kind of doctor you should look for to safely perform your Orbera balloon procedure and how best to find one.
What Qualifications Should I Look For In A Physician Offering The Orbera Balloon Near Me?
The Orbera balloon procedure does not require surgery, so you do not need to find a surgeon to perform your Orbera balloon procedure, but you will need a doctor who is an expert in endoscopy.
Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that enables a physician to see the interior of certain locations within the body without invasive surgery. An endoscope is a long, bendable, hollow tube fitted with a lens and a miniature video camera at the ends.
The Orbera® Balloon Procedure Is Completed Using Endoscopy
During an Orbera balloon procedure, the endoscope’s tip with the lens is introduced through the patient’s mouth, down their throat, and into their stomach. This specialized instrument also has optical fibers that illuminate the areas it approaches, allowing the doctor to closely inspect or precisely navigate their way through the procedure. The video camera magnifies the well-lit areas and projects the images onto a nearby monitor providing the doctor with a real-time video feed during the procedure.
The deflated Orbera balloon is passed down through the endoscope and placed in a targeted area of the stomach, where it is then inflated with saline solution until it resembles the size of a medium grapefruit. Then the endoscope is removed, and the balloon placement is complete. The balloon is removed very much the same way, only in reverse. The patient is mildly sedated for both placement and removal, so there is no need for the use of general anesthesia.
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What Kind Of Doctors Are Expert Endoscopists?
Gastroenterologists are doctors who have received extensive training in the use of endoscopes. A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the digestive tract and associated organs. They receive comprehensive and intense endoscopy-specific training and are trained in sophisticated endoscopic techniques, the correct administration of sedatives during an endoscopic procedure, and patient comfort and safety protocols.
A bariatric surgeon may or may not also be an expert endoscopist, but chances are their area of expertise is more versed in performing surgical procedures.
What Else Should I Consider When Looking For A Doctor To Help With Orbera® Weight Loss Near Me?
In addition to being an expert with an endoscope, you are also going to need a professional who has expertise in how to treat obesity. After all, the entire goal of using a gastric balloon is to lose weight.
It is possible that you will have two doctors work with you during your Orbera program—an endoscopist and a physician who understands how to best help patients with weight loss. The ideal combination is to find a practice where the doctor who will work with you is both.
Another thing you should look for when seeking a professional to oversee your Orbera balloon weight loss program is the degree of support you will receive from the doctor and his team. Research has shown that patients who receive a high level of support are more successful in reaching their weight loss goals.
The Fastest And Easiest Way To Find A Qualified Doctor To Help You With Orbera® Weight Loss
Finding a qualified doctor in your area that can help you lose weight with the Orbera balloon can be a challenge unless you know where to start. Apollo Endosurgery, the manufacturer of the Orbera balloon, has compiled a list of doctors who met certain criteria to be included.
The doctors do not pay to be included in this list but have the proper qualifications and the intent to provide quality care using the Orbera balloon to their patients. They must exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and assisting patients with Orbera and must have successfully completed the FDA-required instruction on how to use the Orbera System safely and effectively. A complete list of the necessary qualifications as well as other important information can be found on the Apollo Endosurgery website.
Instead of a Google search for “Orbera balloon near me,” use this link below. Simply input your zip code, and a list of professionals who fit the criteria above will be returned.
=> The official page to find a verified Orbera doctor in your area.
If you are based in the New York area and considering the Orbera balloon weight loss program and want to learn more, schedule a consultation with Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center near you. Dr. Steven Batash can be found on the list using the link above and postcode 11374, as he and his team exceed all of the qualifications for inclusion.
Contact Us Today! We Have The Expertise Needed To Help You Lose Weight With Orbera®!
At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Centers, we understand the complexities of obesity and the many underlying conditions that can contribute to an individual’s inability to lose weight. We work with patients one-on-one and create a plan to help them meet their weight loss goals that are safe and effective.
Also, we provide exceptional support to each of our patients, and they are never left to navigate their journey alone. Our team of professionals makes sure that each patient has guidance with dietary, nutritional, physical fitness, and emotional support if needed. Contact us today and set up a consultation to see if the Orbera weight loss program is right for you!