ORBERA Intragastric Balloon

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The ORBERA intragastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss option for people with a BMI of 30-40. A soft silicone balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscopy. It’s then filled with saline, creating a feeling of fullness after even small meals. It remains in the stomach for up to six months, after which it's removed. Paired with the adoption of healthy diet and exercise, the ORBERA balloon is a good option for those who don’t want or qualify for weight loss surgery, but the results are not as dramatic as what can be expected with gastric bypass, a sleeve gastrectomy, or the lap band.

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Fat Fit, Needing to Drop Some Pounds

I am not the typical overweight person. I work out pretty regularly and stay active. As I approach my 50's it has become increasingly difficult to lose weight. It is my hope that the balloon will inhibit food intake so that I can retrain myself and get educated about how much is enough. Since... READ MORE

7 Days Post Orbera Placement - West Palm Beach, FL

I'm a 58 yo female. High blood presure, high cholesterol, underactive thyroid (Hashimoto's) Starting weight 220 - Day 7 down 2.6 pounds Hope to lose 40 to 50 pounds. Seven days after placement, I must say things are going better than expected. My doctor prescribed a protein pump inhibitor,... READ MORE

38 Yo Female with Pcos Looking for Weight Loss Option - Dunwoody, GA

After extensive research on Orbeara, I found this option would be best for my situation. Short but sweet description of day #1. Procedure went extremely smoothe, it wasn't until 1 hour after the procedure my stomach started acting weird. No pain really, more so a slight nausea. The water and... READ MORE

32 Yo Female. Needed Some Help to Lose the Weight. Houston, TX

Hello to all I was desperately looking for some change when it came to my weight gain struggle. I have been overweight my whole life. The most I've ever weighed has been 270lbs and I am 5'7''1/2. I've done all types of diets from quick weight loss to cabbage soup. Two years ago I lost about... READ MORE

28 Y/O Male - Orbera Scheduled - Having Second Thoughts.....

I'm 28 and I have struggled with weight my entire life. I am currently 295 lbs. My highest weight was 385 lbs about 10 years ago. I got down to 225 at one point and was really happy. I got married and quit smoking and gained back 80 lbs that I worked EXTREMELY hard to lose. I am no longer... READ MORE

Going for Consult - Need some positive stories!!!

Hello, I am currently considered obese but not enough so for surgery. I am 5'5 and weigh about 186 pounds. I am considering the Orbera Balloon but have heard so many people state how horrible or uncomfortable their experience was or is. Is there anyone out there who had a great experience or... READ MORE

Hoping This Gives Me the Push I Need!

I'm hoping to loose a few stone with help of the ballon! The first step was a basic consultation, Asking me why I wanted the balloon and what I expect the results to be. I then had a appointment with the dietitian and a nurse, who were both great. I was told about how the procedure would be, a... READ MORE

Looking for good balloon weight lose dr in Mexico?

Hi, I am searching for the names of good weight loss centers in Mexico that insert the balloon? Can anyone refer me to a good dr? I live near Mexico in San Diego and it is worth the drive to save a few thousand dollars. READ MORE

45 WF, 221 Lbs., High Bp; Needed Weight Loss Help - Shreveport, LA

Full liquid diet day prior to placement. Took all meds as prescribed prior to procedure and immediately took prescribed meds post-procedure (alternated zofran & hyoscyamine sulfate). Only experienced nausea first 2 days, no vomiting. Now almost 1 week later I am constantly hungry. Is this... READ MORE

Orbera Placement Date 1-2

I was so afraid listening to everyone out come, first l "lost" my strong anti-emetic. I was terrified. Told my doctor he explained I would be medicated well. 5 hours later cramping only. Early second day about 1am vomited. A little groggy but relatively HAPPY. Down 4 lbs no felling of... READ MORE

48 year old with a new outlook on life

All set - visited Dr. Houston last Friday and I'm scheduled for my procedure on Jan. 27th. So excited about this journey and the opportunities that this new life is going to offer me. I am 5'7" 204 lbs. BMI 32. My goal is 140 lbs. hope to reach that within 12 months. Less than a week out.... READ MORE

Miserable experience

Well, I had the Orbera balloon put in two days ago. From the moment I got home I was vomiting every ten minutes. This lasted all day and all night. I was utterly miserable. It was sheer torture and there was no way I could take it even one more day. I went back in to the surgical center... READ MORE

Orbera Journey Has Begun

Hello Everyone. I had the Orbera balloon place on 01/26. The procedure was a breeze. After the procedure I had minimal pain and nausea. I have not vomitted at all. Unfortunately I am a over a week in and I deal with constant belching an bloating. Bloating so much such that I am not able to... READ MORE

48 year-old female. 5'2 and 180 lbs. Six-years post thyroid cancer / complete thyroidectomy

26-days post procedure. I've struggled with weight my entire life but it has been a downward spiral since my thyroid was removed. Diets were unsuccessful and I was rapidly gaining with no diet increae. After the procedure, I dropped 9 lbs the 1st week but re-gained 3 lbs (likely water weight)... READ MORE

My Journey Begins... - Moultrie, GA

1 Week post procedure... feeling great. Dont be fooled though, the first day/night was bad with reflux/acid but I never threw up. As each day passes I feel better and better. My jeans are falling off (had to belt them on me yesterday) lol and tomorrow will only be 1 week. scales say im down... READ MORE

38 Year, Looking to Jumpstart my Weight Loss.

I'm the heaviest now, even while pregnant, I wasn't this heavy. I'm hoping to learn different coping skills through my dietician and get back in the gym. My goal weight loss is 49lb I'm on day 2, mostly tired and nauseous. Not too unbearable. Will keep updated. The picture below is from last... READ MORE

35 Yo, Busy Professional, Needed to Lose 10kg - Australia

Hi all, the procedure was quick, day 1 was good, day 2-started to vomit, day 3 today is horrible!!! I have been vomiting all day, can't sleep, but so tired, can't keep water down.. I m starting to doubt what I did to myself, very worried as I need to start a new job in 5 days... thanks to these... READ MORE

Final Push Towards Goal Weight with OBERA Insertion

I'm a 37 yo female that has, like many, struggled with my fluctuating weight. I am currently 172lbs (78kg) and have gained and lost many times. My ideal weight is 127lbs (58kg). I was on the Atkins Diet and that worked to a degree - but I would like to lose my final 50 lbs and chose the OBERA as... READ MORE

50 Year Old Looking for a Jumpstart to Healthier Life - Mobile, AL

I am looking to jumpstart my healthy life. I am 50. I started life as a thin young girl. After using fertility drugs in my 20s began to have weight problems. I recently lost over 30 lbs a year ago, but then got hit with some serious life problems which knocked me off my path to a healthier... READ MORE

Orbera Balloon - Easier Than Anticipated

Had procedure 9 days ago under general anesthesia in a hospital. After reading as many reviews as possible, I was very nervous of the nausea and vomiting. Went much easier than anticipated. Took all med on schedule before any symptoms could occur. Just felt quizzy . Like when you ride an... READ MORE

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