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5 out of 5 stars Orbera Intragastric Balloon

I Am the Exception! - Houston, TX

Realizing all my health issues could be linked to weight I decided it was time to make a huge life change. After hearing about the Orbera procedure and the fact that the procedure is followed up with 12 months of nutrition education and personal back-up and support from a medical staff through entire process I knew this was for me. Day 30 and I am even more convinced Orbera was the right decision. I firmly believe my positive experience from day of procedure to today is due to Dr Raijman and his staff. Natalia, my contact person, was wonderful from day one. She prepared me well for procedure, lent support day of procedure, and has continued to check on me weekly. I can text or call her with any question or issue and that gives me great comfort. Dr Raijman being a Gastroenterologist and Therapudic Endoscopic Specialist was able to use his skill with the endoscope to place my ballon at the optimum placement for my body to accept it quickly and with few side effects. I had no nausea... No vomiting... Returned to working out very quickly... Handled regular food in record time and am feeling better than I have in years. Dr Raijman has personally checked on me, encouraged me, and will provide confidence building support through each stage of this journey. I could not be happier with my decision to use Orbera for weight loss or my decision to use Dr Raijman and his staff for the journey. I am extremely satisfied!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, Colegio Israelita dc Mexico, 1977
    Medical: MD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1984
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Gastroenterology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
    Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, The Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 1993

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Orbera Surgery and plastic surgery?

Thank you for your question. Since you are symptomatic from your breasts, you may not want to wait the length of the Orbera balloon program, which in... READ MORE

How can I lower my BMI from a 36.6 to a 34 in 2 months?

Thank you for your question. Your best would be dieting first. While you may have tried that before, I do not know which plan you tried. I would... READ MORE

How much is the cost approximately?

There is variation to the cost, between 8000-13000. The higher prices are usually for procedures performed in hospitals. When the procedure is... READ MORE

Can you be a light smoker and still get the Orbera Balloon Procedure?

Thank you for your question. Yes, you can have the Orbera balloon placed if you are a smoker. I would advise against smoking for other reasons. It is... READ MORE

Being 5'4 what weight should I be?

Thank you for your question. Age is important in the overall context of your question. I presume that if you are asking "If I get to 180" then you may... READ MORE

I am 19, 5'4, and 140 pounds. What is the best and safest weightloss supplement for me?

Thank you for your question. My recommendation for someone in your age group is to achieve your weight loss by dieting and exercising. You do not want... READ MORE

Should you get the Orbera if you have gallstones?

Thank you for your question. The answer is yes. But here are some considerations. Presumably the gallstones are not causing symptoms. If that is the... READ MORE

Can HCG and Ideal Protien Diet work together to get better results? Especially in the first 3 weeks of dieting?

I would not advise combining the diets. There is no need and their effect is not potentiated. Both are good options but I favor Ideal Protein since it... READ MORE

I need to lose 80 lbs with a BMI of 39, is the Gastric Balloon a good option? I ask this, as I am not wanting to do the sleeve?

I think the key component of your question is to jump start your weight loss. You have proven yourself that you can lose weight and keep it off. With... READ MORE

Will I have loose skin after weight loss? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. There are multiple factors that play a role in your skin elasticirty and its capacity to accomodate without sagging after... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.