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

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

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

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

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

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