Whether you need to lose weight for your health or it’s a personal goal, the road can be a tough one. You’ve been round and round in your efforts, losing weight only to quickly regain it, and you want to find a more sustainable solution.
Weight loss surgery certainly fits the bill, but you’re not keen on the idea of surgery (or perhaps you’re not eligible for surgery). The good news is that there are other, effective bariatric solutions, which very much includes our Orbera® balloon system.
At Advanced Surgeons, our team of weight loss specialists understands that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for losing weight, which is why we offer nonsurgical solutions like the Orbera balloon.
Read on to learn more about this innovative approach to weight loss.
The concept behind the Orbera balloon is quite simple. We insert a silicone balloon into your stomach and fill it with saline. As a result, there’s less room in your stomach, allowing you to feel full much faster.
This system also helps you to master portion control, a skill that you can take into the future to combat weight gain.
After six months, we remove the Orbera balloon and you move forward with less weight and improved eating habits. Of course, we’re here to help with the transition, providing you with weight management support for however long you need.
There are many reasons why people choose Orbera, including:
When we insert the Orbera balloon, we do so endoscopically, which means we insert it into your stomach via your esophagus (we remove it in the same way). To fill the balloon with saline, we insert a needle and pump the balloon up to about the size of a grapefruit.
So, there are no knives in sight with the Orbera balloon.
Some of the more popular bariatric options include making irreversible changes to your digestive anatomy, such as removing a portion of your stomach or rerouting your intestines. With the Orbera balloon, we don’t make any anatomical changes.
If you’re carrying unhealthy weight, but not enough to qualify for bariatric surgery, the Orbera balloon is a great option.
With the Orbera balloon, the manufacturer has found that clients lose three times more weight during the six months than with diet and exercise alone.
Independent studies back up these findings, with averages of total body weight loss ranging from 11.5% to 13.2%. In addition helping you lose a significant percentage of your total body weight, the Orbera balloon was also found to improve health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol issues.
As you can see, there are many benefits with the Orbera balloon system.
If you’d like to investigate whether Orbera can help you to reach your weight loss goals, please contact one of our offices in Valhalla, Carmel, or Poughkeepsie, New York, to schedule a consultation.