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

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

bmi 49 not good - Lafayette, LA

I had the surgery done on June 22, 2016. I have lost 30 pounds so far. Yes my BMI was over 40. Have not vomited or felt nausea since the first day. My doctor prescribed a series of meds to take before and after surgery any my husband became my best nurse!! He made sure I took the meds as... READ MORE

Going on 3 Weeks and Feeling Great! - Fresno, CA

I'm happy with my choice to do the Orbera Intragastric Balloon. Almost 15 lbs in 3 weeks and am so surprised that I feel fine on a much fewer calories than I'm used to taking in. The first 48 hours were not my finest hours, but my body is still adjusting to the balloon and I'm making great... READ MORE

42 year old mom of 2 bmi 37

Had my procedure today. Will describe the procedure when I'm feeling better. The only effect I'm having now is that I'm VERY gassy to the point of being very uncomfortable. Slept most of the afternoon. I think most of the anesthesia side effects have passed. Only a little nausea on the hour... READ MORE

Nervous *Orbera Procedure* - Garden City NY

Hello all. I am a 28 year old female who has struggled all my life with my weight. I have been up and down between 175 to 190. Now weighting 215 the heaviest I have ever been! I've seen a doctor and found out that I am the border of hypothyroidism. She basically said I have hypothyroidism but I... READ MORE

IBM 27 Just Need Cosmetic Effect

I'm not sure what to say yet because it's my first day after insertion. A lot of noisea, can't drink even water, I'm lying down on my bed the whole day like I'm dying. All this side effects are normal first few days. I can't wait till I can drink at least water. Good thing I don't have to work.... READ MORE

So Far So Good!

The procedure went off without any problems. I slept for most of the first two days. Unfortunately, I didn't get enough liquids and became dehydrated. Once I rebounded from that it's been fine. I never had the extreme nausea and vomiting. The main thing I'm dealing with now is gas and... READ MORE

221 Pounds and Needed a Change

I had the balloon procedure done on Wednesday and am officially 5 days post op and am finally able to leave my house. My doctors prescribed anti nausea and anti cramping medication and even with these medications the nausea and vomiting was almsot unbearable. My first night was the worst and I... 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

Excellent Experience So Far – Orange County, CA

I had my procedure performed last week and so far it has gone very well. I had my gastric balloon procedure at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute in Irvine, CA, based on a referral from a friend of mine. I am about 295 lbs and looking to lose about 50 lbs in the first 6 months. I really... READ MORE

5th Day and Going Strong- Pleasantry Surprised.

I had my Orber inserted on August 2nd and besides some nausea and pain the stomach area, I've had no problems. Very pleasantly surprised as I was prepared for the very worst. I read many blogs and it appears that almost 90% of patients have a rough time during the first 5-7. My MD prescribed... READ MORE

I Am the Exception! - Houston, TX

I was very prepared for the "bad" until my body adjusted to the ballon. I am here so say I never saw the bad. I slept most of the day after procedure but drank my broth and had very few cramps. I was never nauseous... Never vomited... Could only tell the ballon was there on a few occasions while... READ MORE

43 Años, 2 Semanas Después De Colocarlo. - San Juan, PR

Aún con náuseas. Deje los medicamentos (para el vomito) ya que me ponían peor... vomitaba más. Ahora pues separo lo líquido de lo sólido. En mi etapa actual es comida blenderizada. Si lo hago de esta manera puedo sostener la comida, de lo contrario me da dolor y vómito. Hasta ahora he bajado... READ MORE

29yr Old Female 35 BMI- Better Be Worth It - Seattle, WA

The price was actually 8500 but after buying the protein shakes, prescriptions, and supplements it was more like 8800. I wish they would do a deal with care credit for a no interest rate period. Anyway, I Went in for Reshape, which is very similar to Obera but is a dual balloon system rather... READ MORE

48 Years Old Have Been Struggling with my Weight for S Long Time - Somerset, NJ

I had my procedure yesterday, although I get expects nausea and committing I didn't think it would be this bad, when I got home I slept for a few hours and I work up to being in pain and feeling very nauseated threw up just what looked like Water and saliva I took the nausea minutes and the meds... READ MORE

Orbera---harder Than I Thought. Charleston, WV

37 years old, weight on home scale morning of procedure 288 lbs So I am on day three after placement and this has been soooo much harder than I anticipated. I began feeling nauseated almost immediately and began vomiting within 12 hours. I have vomited so many times at this point that I have... READ MORE

Glad I Had It - Moultrie, GA

I am almost at my two month mark. I have lost about 15 pounds. After my 4th week, it was difficult for me to tell I had the balloon inside. I have noticed it is harder for me to eat salads, broccoli and other harder digestive foods. Orbera slows your stomach emptying process down just a... READ MORE

Yoyo Dieter - Seattle, WA

The one lesson I learned in this experience, is if you want to lose weight, it's something you need to fully commit to, there's no quick fix. Eating healthy, and exercise is really the only way to go. For me it was an expensive lesson to learn. My lowest weight was 142,thru the years my weight... READ MORE

Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Are All DOWN! - Connecticut

2 Months in and I have lost 17lbs/8%. My blood pressure dropped 20 points and my cholesterol dropped 35 points. So, would i do this all over again...YES! It was very expensive as insurance does not cover it. But I was on a diet roller coaster fro 3 years and was desperate as I was just diagnosed... READ MORE

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