What Is A Gastric Balloon?

A gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric stomach balloon, is a temporary device that is placed in a patient’s stomach to take up space. In addition to limiting the amount the individual can eat, the balloon also helps the patient feel “full” and satisfied for longer.

A gastric balloon is intended to be used in connection with a supervised program that monitors patient weight loss progress and includes a healthy diet and an exercise program.

Orbera benefits

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Occupies 60% of the stomach
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Fully preserved blood & nerve supply
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Outpatient, i.e. without hospital stay
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Endoscopic, i.e. without visible cuts or scars

How Is The Orbera Procedure Performed?

A soft, smooth silicone balloon is placed in a patient’s stomach through a 15-25 minute non-surgical endoscopic procedure that requires only mild sedation.

The deflated Orbera balloon is lowered down the endoscope and strategically placed into the patient’s stomach where it is then filled with a saline solution until it reaches the approximate size of a grapefruit.


After six months, the Orbera balloon is deflated and removed through the same endoscopic procedure. The patient remains part of the supervised program for an additional six months and can continue to lose weight.

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The Orbera balloon is a very effective nonsurgical weight loss solution. Interested? Schedule a consultation with the best provider of gastric balloon in NYC today.

How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose With Orbera?

Orbera can help patients lose up to three times the weight they would lose through dieting or exercise alone – provided they commit to a healthy lifestyle and continue to practice portion control.

The average weight loss after the Orbera gastric balloon procedure is between 30-40 lbs but patients have reported weight losses of over 100 pounds. Individual results may vary.

Before & After Photos Of orbera Patients

View the incredible before and after photos from happy patients who have undergone the Orbera balloon procedure.

A woman lost 30 lbs
A woman lost 30 lbs in 6 months after the Orbera balloon insertion
A man lost 58 lbs
A man lost 58 lbs in 6 months after the Orbera balloon insertion

How Does The Orbera Gastric Balloon Promote Weight Loss?

The Orbera gastric balloon is designed to help patients lose weight quickly and efficiently through a 12-month medically supervised program. During the duration of the program, patients have access to support from several medical professionals including a nutritionist, exercise professionals, phycologists, etc.

For the first six months of the program, the Orbera weight loss balloon is placed in the patient’s stomach. During this time, it takes up a substantial amount of stomach volume causing the patient to consume fewer calories.

The gastric balloon also creates a sense of fullness that lasts a significant amount of time even though the patient is consuming smaller portions.

The long-term objective, while the balloon resides in the patient’s stomach, is for them to develop behavior patterns promoting healthy lifestyle choices that they will implement and carry forward into their future.

Who Is A Candidate For The Orbera Gastric Balloon?

Orbera Gastric Balloon From Start To Finish: What You Need To Know

In this video, Natalya goes over the process of the Orbera Gastric Balloon procedure from start to finish with Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss.

  1. BMI of at least 27, but no greater than 50;
  2. Patients who do not wish to undergo surgery or could not have the surgery due to health reasons;
  3. Patients who may not qualify for traditional weight loss surgeries.

*Patients who have undergone a procedure on their stomach will not qualify for the balloon.

What Is Covered By The Cost Of The Orbera Procedure?

At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, we know that financial restrictions can make it challenging to obtain the treatment you need and deserve so we offer CareCredit and United Medical Credit financing to our patients. Different procedure packages can be designed to accommodate unique patient needs.

One of our expert team members would be happy to discuss the cost of the procedure and financing options with you and answer any questions you may have.

The cost of The Orbera balloon procedure at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center includes:

  1. The Orbera balloon procedure;
  2. Anesthesia done for the procedure;
  3. Pre- and post-op care;
  4. Medications, shakes, and vitamins;
  5. Ongoing support and monitoring for a full year and access to comprehensive nutritional coaching.

Is Orbera Covered By Insurance?

Generally, insurance does not cover the Orbera procedure. However, at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center we do our best to offer several financing options so that the cost of the procedure will not be an obstacle to improving your health and life. Please reach out to us to learn more about available financing programs.

How Long Is The Recovery From The Orbera Procedure?

Generally, patients are discharged within a few hours of the procedure and will need someone to drive them home.

Patients may experience nausea or vomiting after undergoing the gastric balloon weight loss procedure but these should resolve in 2-3 days. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help alleviate the symptoms.

Patients can return to work as soon as the next day if they are feeling up to it. Individual recovery times may vary.

What Happens After Orbera Is Removed?

The Orbera balloon is taken out of the stomach after six months following its placement. The next six months after the balloon removal will be very important. During these months, our team of medical professionals will monitor and guide your weight loss by providing continuous support to ensure the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.


The Orbera balloon is a very effective nonsurgical weight loss solution. Interested? Schedule a consultation with the best provider of gastric balloon in NYC today.

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