What is the Gastric Balloon?
A soft intra-gastric balloon (ORBERA®) which is placed in your stomach via a Gastroscope. The aim of the non-permanent device is to encourage portion control by reducing the space available in your stomach for food. There has been over 220,000 procedures performed worldwide across 20 years, and with ORBERA®, 70 to 80 percent of weight loss typically occurs during the first three months of treatment, so having a team of experts to help you overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite, adopt new nutritional habits, and establishing a reasonable exercise routine will be essential to meet your long-term weight loss goals.
ORBERA® is indicated for a BMI of 27 and above.
How much weight will I lose?
The ORBERA® balloon has been evaluated in over 230 global clinical studies with studies showing an average weight loss of 10-15kg in the 6-month time frame. Along with the gastric balloon you will also have evaluation and guidance with our specialist surgeon, bariatric dietician and psychologist throughout your treatment period to ensure the best results possible. Our aim is to develop long-term, sustainable, healthy habits. Our team of experts are here to support & help guide you through the process.
How is ORBERA® performed?
The procedure is performed via gastroscopy under light sedation, in which the Orbera® balloon is inserted into your stomach via your mouth, and usually takes around 20 minutes. After 6 months, the intra-gastric balloon is removed and your support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices.
Immediately after the balloon is placed and filled with sterile salt water, you will regain complete awareness and remain in the clinic for observation until the doctor discharges you. The ORBERA® balloon is removed through the mouth in a similar manner, under the same supervised conditions.
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