Orbera Non-Surgical Weight Loss

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The Orbera Gastric Balloon offers a non-surgical way to help patients lose weight. During the treatment, a gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach to help control the patient’s appetite and make them feel fuller faster. The procedure doesn’t involve the use of any incisions and you can leave for home the same day the gastric balloon is inserted. The gastric balloon stays in your stomach for six months. Throughout the one-year treatment period, a team of specialists that include doctors, dieticians, a psychologist and nutritionist, will provide you with the support you need.

What Is Orbera?

The Orbera weight management program is a detailed plan designed to help you lose and manage weight. The treatment plan is personalized according to your body’s needs.

Patients who opt for the Orbera treatment typically want to reduce weight, but some patients also address other health concerns. The doctor will perform a medical checkup and go over your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for Orbera. Ideal patients are those that have a body mass index that falls within 30 and 40.

After assessing your medical condition, a team of specialists will create a personalized treatment plan for you. You will receive constant support both while the gastric balloon is inside your body, and for six months afterwards. Within this time, patients typically lose between 20 to 50lbs.


The process of inserting the Orbera Gastric balloon inside your body can be completed within twenty minutes. A diagnostic endoscopy will be performed before the procedure to reduce to chance of complications.

A mild sedative will be administered before the procedure begins. Then, the gastric balloon is inserted into your stomach through the esophagus. While the gastric balloon is being inserted, it’s deflated. Once in place, a syringe full of saline solution is used to fill up the balloon withing the stomach.

The balloon will be increased to about the size of a grapefruit. This fills up just over half the space in your stomach. The whole process is non-surgical.

After six months, the gastric balloon will be removed. The removal process is non-surgical as well. It involves first deflating the balloon and then gently extracting it. A mild sedative is administered during the removal process as well.

Throughout the twelve months, you’ll be working with trained specialists to adjust your eating habits and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Things to Keep in Mind

It’s important to constantly communicate with your weight management team to get the best results. The Orbera gastric balloon will help you control how much you eat and feel satiated with less. However, you’ll still have to initiate active changes to your lifestyle to see continued progress.

Without committing yourself to the program, you can find yourself gaining weight again in the future. The Orbera non-surgical weight loss program will help you lose weight in the short term, but enjoying those benefits over the long term depends on the changes you make.

Orbera Recovery and Results

After the Orbera gastric balloon insertion procedure, you may feel discomfort in your throat for a limited period of time. This pain should disappear within a few hours. The same applies to the removal process.

You can leave the outpatient facility on the same day as the procedure.

Patients have reported successfully losing weight with the help of the Orbera non-surgical weight loss gastric balloon. However, how long these effects last depend on the behavioral changes you adopt during the weight management program period. Ideally, you should consider making permanent lifestyle changes from what you learn through your weight management program. This will help you maintain and control your weight over the long term.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Detroit Weight Loss Doc today to schedule a consultation with fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Nicholas Sousa. He can go over all of the surgical and non-surgical options we offer for weight loss and can let you know which option can provide you with the results you are looking for.

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