Orbera Intragastric Balloon

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The Orbera weight loss balloon is a non-surgical option for people with a BMI of 30 to 40. A soft silicone balloon is placed in the stomach via endoscopy. It’s then filled with saline, which creates a full feeling even after small meals. It remains in the stomach for up to six months and is removed. Paired with 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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42 Yr Old with 3 Kids; Trying to Get "Me" Back

Ive got the same ole sad story! I took care of everyone else and let myself go! Yet, now people are growing up and leaving the house. My second child is a Sr in high school and momma has one left before she's all alone. Even me Yorkie, Chief Lewis is 10... Sooo it's time to shed some poundage... READ MORE

32 Year Old Single Mom Looking to Drop 40 Lbs

I'm traveling to Tijuana this week to have Orbera placed. Over the past seven months, I've gained 20 lbs. I was about 15 lbs overweight to begin with. Since my BMI is 28, they won't do the procedure here in the US. I start my liquid diet in weds, and have it inserted Friday. Pretty nervous and... READ MORE

Tired Of Living Overweight

My Expectations for the Balloon is to Claim My Life Back I have been struggling for the Past 5 Years with being over 200 pounds. My Current Weight is 228 and even with diet and exercise the most I'm able to lose is 15 pounds then eventually come back to 228-230 pounds and my Body really feels... READ MORE

40-something Looking to Get a New Designer Belt! - Saint Louis, MO

Tomorrow I will have the Orbera balloon placed. I gained 80 pounds in just under a year due to an unexpected life stressor. I am hopeful this will help me relearn the good habits I had previously. I never was a terrible eater, used to live my life on egg whites and time in the gym was endless.... 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

34 Years Old. Needing to Lose 75 Lbs. Balloon

Just had it placed about 12 hours ago. I don't "FEEL" the. Balloon. I DO However feel a "cramping" in my neck. PLUS I've got a TON of saliva being produced and I'm spitting it out. I have NOT vomited, knock on wood. Would love anyone's input and what I might be looking toawards experiencing.... READ MORE

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

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

50-60 Lbs to LOSE l

July 19 2017 Injured my back and packed on 50lbs in a little over a year. Too much weight as when I went back to exercising my knees and back can't handle the weight. I need a jump start so I can go back to my routine and my healthy weight. Today was the day I had the surgery. I woke up fine... READ MORE

57 Year Old, Looking to Look and Feel Better About Myself.

I lose some weight but it comes right back on. I don't have any medical issues, other than some occasional knee pain caused by my weight. I decided to go through the Orbera procedure. I was very confident that this process would work, I did a lot of research and found it to be less evasive than... READ MORE

Unworth It

When I got the procedure done I was 205 the first week i lost 12lb and felt super sick, nausea vomitting, un able to hold water down . The second week was much better i felt great no need for any of the meds started eating little by little by the end of the second week i gained back 7lb by the... READ MORE

Post Op 13 days - Need to Lose 40-50 Pounds

I have struggled with my weight all my life. Always losing and gaining weight. I eat very healthy but I eat large portions and I exercise 5-6 days a week. I have a very athletic body and 150 pounds is skinny for me. It takes me FOREVER to lose weight and then it goes back on in what feels... READ MORE

47 Year Old Female

I am 47 and have been on every diet you can imagine. These last few years have been very difficult to lose weight due to perimenopause. I am 5'4 and on the day of my procedure was 184 pounds. Well, today is day two and the scale said 179. Day one was very difficult. Despite taking all my meds, I... READ MORE

3 Weeks of Balloon Placement

I had about 50 extra pounds that dribbled on over the past 10 years. Am turning 60 in 9 mos. and decided to lose it by then. I do swim 4 days a week and lift weights, but I decided I needed a better plan. First three days after procedure were a bear; nausea and some vomiting with pressure, even... READ MORE

42 YO Mom of 2

I just had the Orbera placed on Thursday. I haven't experienced any nausea or vomiting but I do have a bit of cramping. I also feel very week. I've only had broth, juice, and water since two days before surgery. So far I've lost about 10 lbs in just a few days. It all water weight of course. I... READ MORE

46 Yo, Female, Fit-fat, 5'2" - 165lbs

I had my balloon place on April 21st. The first day was so awful. I was in excruciating pain and felt so sick to my stomach. I was barely able to get water in. The next morning I started feeling better, not great, just not as sick. I was able to drink more and even ate a Popsicle. Third and... 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

Vegetarian with the Orbera

I am currently 1 week post procedure and wanted to share my experience as this forum was so helpful for me leading up to getting the balloon inserted. I had done a manic amount of research before going to an appointment and already had my heart set on getting it done. I was on a clear fluids... READ MORE

39 Year with 2 Kids. Takes Tamoxifen Daily. Gin 20 Pounds in the Last Year. My Current Weight 221 and I'm 5'8'.

My oncologist asked me to lose 2 pounds per month and I can continue to gain. I was placed to n carb diet. At the time of procedure I was down to 217 from 22. I'm hoping to lose 60 pounds. Vomited x3 so far and just an uneasy feeling in the stomach. My doctor say by Day 5 I should be back to normal. READ MORE

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