What is Orbera?
Orbera is a non-surgical weight loss option that has been clinically proven to help people lose weight and keep it off.
How does Orbera work?
A balloon occupies space in your stomach so you feel full longer and eat less, making weight loss easier. The insertion typically takes less than 30 minutes and the device is in place for a period of six months. While safely in place, the balloon(s) take up space in your stomach, which reduces your appetite and enables you to eat smaller portions, stick to your diet plan, and develop healthy habits.
Am I a candidate for a Orbera?
Gastric balloons are an innovative option for patients who are not interested in surgery and want to jump-start their weight-loss. The ideal candidate is 30 to 100 pounds overweight,
Is motivated to begin a healthier lifestyle, but has not found success with diet and exercise alone
Has a BMI between 30 and 40+
Is willing to participate in a coordinated weight loss program that includes support from a registered dietitian and dedicated time to exercise each week
Does not have:
Untreated hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea
Prior surgeries or a condition that may have led to a narrowing or blockage of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract
A history of structural or functional disorders of the stomach including, gastroparesis (stomach emptying disorder), gastric ulcer, chronic gastritis (stomach irritation), gastric varices (veins in your stomach that bleed), large hiatal hernia (> 2 cm), cancer or any other disorder of the stomach
What are the potential side effects?
Orbera is safe and effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss options. The majority of adverse events were reported as mild and consisted of abdominal pain and nausea. You will be briefed on the potential side effects, precautions, warnings and other important safety information in your weight loss consultation. Patients can find more detailed clinical information at: www.orbera.com
What happens after I get Orbera
You will receive individualized instructions from the medical team and office staff who are available to assist in weight loss efforts. You will have the support of a team of experts including nutrition counseling and exercise encouragement to help you make healthy lifestyle changes. You will become aware that you are feeling full longer and eating less. With the balloon(s) and support system, it’s easier to stay motivated to make healthy food choices and exercise on a regular basis.
How is the Orbera balloon removed?
Six to twelve months after initial placement, you will come back to the Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America to have the balloons removed under mild sedation.
What happens after the Orbera balloon is removed?
For the next six months you will continue to meet with our team of support professionals who will guide you in maintaining your weight loss and reaching your health goals.
What commitment is required of patients?
Orbera can assist with weight loss efforts, but lasting success is contingent on your readiness to develop new lifestyle skills. The degree of long-term weight loss will depend on the ability to modify lifestyle and maintain this behavior after the balloon(s) are removed.
How much does the procedure cost?
The Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America wants to help you achieve your weight loss goals and offers financing. For a limited time only, there will be an additional discount of 25%. The current list price for the treatment program and balloon removal, ranges from $7,500 to $9,000. Contact us to develop a custom, affordable weight loss program based on your unique situation.
What kind of results can I expect?
Success is dependent on commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Patients who actively participate in a comprehensive support program and adhere to guidelines will see the best outcomes, and will develop the habits needed to maintain their results. Trial results for both the Orbera and Obalon balloons indicate that patients typically lose two to three times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. Studies show that most patients maintain their weight loss, or lose more weight, after the balloon is removed.
Wondering if Orbera is right for you?
Trial participants lost 2-3 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. Patients report having more energy and mobility after the gastric balloon, enabling them to participate in activities with their loved ones and live life to the fullest. The Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America is here to support your weight loss journey. Give us a call at (703) 389-3364 or (703) 638-3335. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you determine if Orbera is right for you.