If you are one of the many Americans who is categorized as overweight, you know what a serious struggle losing excess pounds can be. Your life becomes a long-lasting loop of failed fad diets and endless exercise routines, leaving you discouraged and ready to give up. You want to do something about your weight—something that goes beyond diet and exercise—but you’re hesitant about (or don’t qualify for) surgical gastric procedures.
Fortunately, there is another alternative to consider: gastric balloons.
A gastric balloon may be the solution you’re searching for if you are moderately overweight looking to shed initial pounds and keep your weight down long-term. Although there are a few gastric balloons to choose from, the ORBERA gastric balloon is one of the best options available on the market today.
What is the ORBERA gastric balloon system?
The ORBERA gastric balloon is an FDA-approved weight loss approach that allows you to lose and maintain a significant amount of weight. After the balloon procedure is complete, a support team and an online after-care program will guide you through the lifestyle changes you need to ensure you keep your weight where you want it to be.
How does the ORBERA gastric balloon system work, and how is it inserted?
During the procedure (lasting approximately 30 minutes), a balloon made of soft silicone is placed into the stomach using an endoscope and filled with a sterile saline solution until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The balloon, which helps you feel fuller, will remain in your stomach for the next six months at which point it is removed. After the six months, you are used to eating less and feeling fuller quicker, setting you up (and training your body) for a whole new lifestyle. This innovative procedure is fully reversible, completely nonsurgical and allows you to return to your regular activity in just a couple of days.
What really sets ORBERA apart, however, is the support system that is offered during and after the procedure to help you stay on track with your weight loss. Through the advanced Coach app, you will have continuous guidance through face-to-face interaction with a treatment team and several specialists, including:
- Exercise psychologist
- Fitness trainer
Who qualifies for ORBERA?
You may qualify for ORBERA if you:
- Are an adult committed to improving your health and well-being
- Are willing to participate in a medically supervised program
- Have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40
Who produces the ORBERA balloon?
The ORBERA balloon was exclusively designed by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a medical device company committed to creating less invasive approaches for treating obesity. Their state-of-the-art products are offered in 80+ countries to help the over 600 million people worldwide who are battling obesity.
Start your weight loss journey today. Speak to a gastroenterologist to see if ORBERA is right for you.
Always trust your gut!
Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey