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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Need to Loose 40 Kg

I am a woman, bmi 33,5 First 3 days felt strange. Vomating as well. Suppository medication was a big help. now it's fine. I hope this will help me to get rid of the 40 extra kilogram. I have tried many diets. I am willing to change my lifestyle permanent. I was always skinny suddenly last 4... READ MORE

My Orbera Journey

I'v always been thick/slim. . No love handles no gut ....everything was intact. But since my 3rd Child and now that I'm older it became harder for me to lose weight. . Im 37 5'5 & 225 pounds . . I lost 11pounds last month with the phentermine pills. . But I've been searching for... READ MORE

Orbera Operation Gone Wrong

So I had my orbera balloon inserted last Wednesday morning, I'm only 20 and 179cm by 93kg but needed a lifestyle change and to get out of bad habits. Went in for the insertion and next thing I know I'm in the recovery room coughing my guts up. For over an hour I was wheezing and coughing and... READ MORE

45 Yrs Old, 254 Lbs, 5'9, No Kids

I expect to lose 30 lbs or more.. I go in for my procedure on Thur, April 27, 6 am. I've been on Adipex off and on for about 18 years. I'd start on pills & worked out for about 6 months then stop (lemon water & small food portions daily) Got rid of 30 lbs the the 1st time...weight stayed... READ MORE

Seriously Considering As I've Been 50lbs Overweight Consistently - Roslyn Heights, NY

I've been consistently stuck at 50 pounds overweight. Nothing I do works. Having said that, I love eating out and rich foods. That's gonna have to change quickly. I am committed to changing my eating habits but I always backslide to my old ways when I notice no change in the scale. I'm thinking... READ MORE

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