ORBERA® insta-gastric balloon
ORBERA® is a clinically proven approach to weight loss.1
What is ORBERA®?
The ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss Program is a medical procedure for weight loss that focuses on developing long-term, sustainable, healthy habits. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft, intra-gastric balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. Our team of experts are here to support & help guide you through the process.
Research has shown that using the Orbera® system in conjunction with lifestyle changes results in 2-3 times the weight loss of lifestyle changes alone.1
The second part of the program is very important because it helps you maintain the weight loss. We will work with you to guide you through the process of developing a customised diet & exercise program and support you in making healthy lifestyle choices.
ORBERA® is a non-surgical, temporary device designed to boost your current weight loss efforts during the 12-month program. While it isn’t a permanent device, it allows you to learn portion control and develop healthy changes in your eating habits that can last well beyond the 6 month balloon placement.
Placement of the balloon generally takes around 20 minutes during which you will be lightly sedated. The deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach through your mouth, endoscopically. Immediately after the balloon is placed and filled with sterile salt water, you will regain complete awareness and remain in the clinic for observation until the doctor discharges you. The ORBERA® balloon is removed through the mouth in a similar manner, under the same supervised conditions.
How is ORBERA® performed?
The procedure is performed via gastroscopy under light sedation, in which the Orbera® balloon is inserted into your stomach via your mouth, and usually takes around 20 minutes. After 6 months, the intra-gastric balloon is removed and your support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices.
ORBERA® is indicated for a BMI of 27 and above.
1. Courcoulas, A, Abu Dayyeh, BK, Eaton, L, Robinson, J, Woodman, G, Fusco, M, Shayani, V, Billy, H, Pambianco, D & Gostout, C2017, ‘Intragastric balloon as an adjunct to lifestyle intervention: A randomized controlled trial’ International Journal of Obesity, vol 41, no. 3, pp. 427-433.