What makes Orbera different from other intragastric balloon brands?
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Difference between Orbera and Reshape Gastric Balloon
Orbera is a single balloon, Reshape is a double balloon. I attended a medical conference where the various methods of nonsurgical weight loss were discussed. The Orbera system had been performed and studied in Europe for over 20 years, so it had the best track record. The ReShape balloon had a few more complications than Orbera and the amount of weight lost was not significantly different than Orbera even though ReShape had 2 balloons. The Obalon system is a 3 balloon system that was just FDA approved, With Obalon, the patient swallows the 3 balloons which are in a capsule and have to be inflated by the doctor (no anesthesia). After 6 months the three balloons have to be removed endoscopically (with anesthesia). Since this just came out, I have to look at the studies regarding the results and potential complications of this very new system.