The ORBERA® balloon is placed in your stomach while you are lightly sedated in a simple, non-surgical outpatient endoscopy procedure. The doctor places the deflated, silicone balloon through the esophagus and into your stomach, and then slowly fills the balloon with a sterile saline solution.
When complete, the soft balloon is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin a healthy new life.
While the ORBERA balloon is in your stomach for six-twelve months, it encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. You will also receive support from a team of experts including diet and exercise suggestions to help keep you motivated. The balloon has been proven to help patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone. At the end of the treatment period, the balloon will be removed via outpatient endoscopy under light sedation.
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