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ORBERA® Gastric Balloons

Non-surgical weight loss treatment

The ORBERA gastric balloon is an innovative weight loss treatment that does not require any incisions or surgery. This treatment is approved by the FDA and has been extensively used throughout the world for many years. Like any bariatric procedure, it does carry some risks. At Charlton Bariatrics, we perform comprehensive patient evaluations and work collaboratively to determine the best course of treatment. Our experienced bariatric surgeon can help you understand what this procedure involves so you can make an informed decision on whether or not this is the right treatment for you.

About the ORBERA Procedure

ORBERA is a noninvasive and temporary treatment for mild obesity. Patients in the U.S. have the gastric balloon in place for six months to achieve the desired results. After this time, the balloon needs to be removed and patients can continue their weight loss efforts through lifestyle changes.

How it works:

  • A deflated silicone balloon is placed into the stomach through the esophagus using endoscopy to verify its placement.
  • The balloon is inflated with a sterile saline solution that is injected through a syringe.
  • The balloon enlarges to the size of a grapefruit, effectively filling up a portion of the stomach.
  • Patients should feel full faster while the balloon is in their stomach, making it easier to eat smaller meals and still feel satisfied.
  • Patients work with their bariatric care team to develop a safe diet that will help them achieve weight loss and better overall health.
  • After six months, the balloon is removed, and patients will need to continue with the lifestyle and dietary changes they made while the balloon was in their stomach to maintain results.

As with any weight loss procedure, the ORBERA gastric balloon should not be considered a “short-cut” to weight loss. It is a valuable tool that will help you make the lifestyle changes that lead to improved health and wellness. Our team can help you implement the changes you need to make while the ORBERA balloon is in the stomach and after it is removed.

Call (972) 709-7110 to learn more about the ORBERA gastric balloon procedure offered at Charlton Bariatrics.