What makes Orbera different from other intragastric balloon brands?

Is it the coaching program?

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Difference between Orbera and Reshape Gastric Balloon

There are two balloons currently FDA approved in the USA. The Orbera is a single ballon that holds around 600 cc and the Reshape is a dual balloon that holds 900 cc - 450cc each. The Reshape offers a comprehensive patient portal to track exercise and calories and give you a free Fitbit and Fitbit scale. Orbera has nothing like this to offer. They both stay in for 6 months and are part of a comprehensive 12 month coaching program including nutrition and exercise.

What makes Orbera balloon different from other balloons

Of the currently available gastric balloons for weight loss, only 2 are approved in the United States: Orbera and Reshape; the Orbera is a single balloon whereas the Reshape balloon includes 2 balloons. The balloons differ in their manufacturing, the amount of fluid placed in the balloons, and the program they are associated with. Outcomes differ between the two, including post-procedure symptoms, management and potential complications. Orbera has a longer track record and studies documenting outcomes and safety. I hope this answered your question

Isaac Raijman, MD
Houston Physician
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