The Complete Guide to an Orbera Intragastric Balloon

Have you been struggling to lose weight with diet and physical activity alone? Many people try to follow a healthy diet but continue to struggle with overeating. Perhaps you’ve even tried strict workout routines with little success.

Patients who cannot achieve weight loss on their own may benefit from endoscopic weight loss solutions like the Orbera intragastric balloon.

Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center in Rego Park, NY provides Orbera intragastric balloons as an endoscopic weight loss treatment. This treatment is designed to help patients reach a healthy body weight.

What Is the Orbera Intragastric Balloon?

An Orbera intragastric balloon is a non-surgical endoscopic procedure that utilizes a silicone balloon implant to reduce available stomach volume.

When stomach volume is reduced, it can discourage certain behaviors. For example, a smaller stomach volume restricts portion size, which can address problems that stem from overeating. It also helps the patient to feel full quicker.

The Orbera intragastric balloon remains in the patient’s stomach for a period of six months. During this time, a significant amount of weight loss can often be achieved.

On average, patients report losing anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds while the intragastric balloon is in place. After six months have passed, the Orbera balloon can then be removed.

Patients will need to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the weight loss long-term. Fortunately, our skilled medical professionals provide thorough education to help patients continue to maintain their results long after the device is removed.

The Benefits of Orbera Intragastric Balloon

Patients choose Orbera intragastric balloon treatment because it is a minimally invasive procedure that can help promote weight loss. Many patients struggle to lose weight on their own due to underlying medical issues, unhealthy eating habits, or the inability to exercise. These patients often need outside intervention to assist in their weight loss journey.

A procedure like Orbera intragastric balloon provides the following benefits:

  • Reduced stomach volume
  • Promoting early satiety (the feeling of fullness)
  • Discouraging overeating or binge eating

Orbera treatment is designed to be a temporary treatment. This helps patients to experience greater control over their health and body weight, while still experiencing the weight loss benefits that Orbera intragastric balloon has to offer.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for the Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure?

The ideal candidate for Orbera intragastric balloon is someone who is unable to lose a significant amount of weight on their own. These patients may be unable to effectively diet, due to overeating behaviors or dietary limitations, or struggle to get enough physical activity to lose weight.

Some patients seek out an endoscopic weight loss intervention because an underlying medical condition affects their weight loss efforts. For example, some patients may have a slow metabolism due to thyroid conditions or hormonal imbalances.

The best way to know whether the Orbera balloon procedure is right for you is to have a consultation with one of our experts. Our medical professionals can assess your current physical health to determine whether the Orbera intragastric balloon might be the best solution for your weight loss needs.

What Happens During an Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure?

Learn more about the complete Orbera balloon endoscopic weight loss treatment below.

Before Treatment

Before scheduling an Orbera balloon procedure, you will need to have a complete consultation with one of our experienced medical professionals. We will perform a full examination and discuss your weight loss goals with you.

During this session, we will also review your medical history to assess any relevant health information. Finally, we’ll answer any questions that you might have about the treatment, including the types of results you can expect from your procedure.

If you are not deemed to be a good candidate for the treatment, we can explore other weight loss methods at that time.

On the Day of Treatment

The Orbera intragastric balloon treatment is performed under mild sedation. It is a non-surgical procedure. On the day of your procedure, a silicone balloon will be placed endoscopically into the stomach. The balloon will then be filled with a saline solution until it expands to the size of a grapefruit.


Once your Orbera intragastric balloon is placed, filled, and checked, you will be able to return home. There is no recovery or downtime involved after the procedure is complete.

The Orbera intragastric balloon is designed to take up a moderate portion of your stomach. This creates a feeling of fullness sooner, effectively combating overeating and binge-eating behaviors.

Most patients begin to experience the effects of the Orbera balloon immediately, as it occupies a significant portion of the stomach right away. With decreased food intake, most patients report gradual weight loss.

Once the Orbera implant is removed, you will need to follow a healthier diet and eat smaller portion sizes to maintain your weight loss. It is also important to get regular exercise, if possible.

Want to Learn More About Orbera Intragastric Balloons at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center?

If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, endoscopic weight loss options like the Orbera balloon procedure can help.

At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center in Rego Park, our skilled medical team provides effective weight loss solutions, like the Orbera intragastric balloon, to help patients effectively manage their weight long-term.

Our compassionate medical team can develop a custom-tailored treatment plan and provide the support you need to keep the weight off long term. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team or learn more about Orbera treatments.

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