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

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

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

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

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. 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

help - Hamilton, NJ

I had the balloon placed on November 8, 2016. I am almost 4 weeks and I feel awful. Most days I don't eat at all. I am down 13 lbs. I am so tired of eating soup and drinking protein shakes. I have slipped up and ate solid foods which I have paid for. Most days I am nauseous and reflux is... READ MORE

do not get orbera - Fayetteville, TX

I was VERY misinformed. I have never written a review on anything until now. I had Orbera put in on November 8,2016 & I have never been so sick in my life. I took all 4 anti-nausea medications but nothing helped. I lost a lb a day because I could only sip liquids. I have abdominal spams... READ MORE

Looking into the Balloon and Looking for Feedback- Tips Ect... - New Orleans, LA

My name is Vanessa I've been struggling with my weight for years and I am scheduled for December 19. I am terrified of the nausea and vomiting constantly- Hopefully it won't last .... I am looking for tips and see what worked and what would make this journey better. Did it work ?? was it worth... READ MORE

I'm Losing Weight and Feeling Better - Irvine, CA

I lost a total of 24 pounds since September 16th. It started off rough with keeping my food down until the doctor changed my medication. That helped me out alot and I'm able to eat and keep my food down. I've started exercising now to help motivate me to lose more weight. The holidays are coming... READ MORE

35 Yo in Germany - Rough Beginnings

Hello there, I've had some moderate success with dieting but my weight kept creeping up after moving to Germany... difficult to keep a proper diet here, with a bakery on every corner. I read the info on-line and decided to go for Orbera, since I needed some extra help and wasn't ready for... 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

Balloon Procedure -Spatz - London, GB

I have the gastric balloon procedure a few days ago. It is going really well. I had little nausea, absolutely no throwing up at all. What I did suffer from, was cramped stomach, burping and lots of loose wind. Thankfully it is mellowing down. Three days in, I have started normal food. I... READ MORE

Already Lost 15 Lbs in First Month-Orange County, CA

I was hesitant to do any surgical invasive treatment to assist me in loosing my goal of 32lbs. My BMI of 31 was too low to qualify for any insurance, and diet and exercise was just not working for me. I needed something to majorly "jump start" my necessity to loose this weight and get me back on... 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

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

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