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The FDA approved ORBERA Balloon procedure is a two-part weight loss program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see.
It starts with a soft balloon being placed in your stomach for six months—without surgery or incision. The ORBERA Balloon is filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit, taking up space in your stomach to help you eat smaller meals, reinforcing proper portion control. The balloon works in conjunction with your medically supervised and coordinated diet and exercise plan. This two-part program encourages the development of healthy habits that can be sustained for long-term weight loss success.
After six months with the ORBERA two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1 times the weight than patients lost with diet and exercise alone
ORBERA is intended for individuals with a BMI of 30 to 40.
For those who have not been able to lose weight with traditional weight loss methods but do not qualify for or want bariatric surgery, this could be the procedure for you. With more than 220,000 placements worldwide, the ORBERA Balloon is a safe and effective weight loss solution.