How is the Orbera intragastric balloon removed?

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Removing the Orbera Intragastric balloon

Via endoscopy the intragastric balloon is punctured and all of the  fluid within is removed. The empty balloon shell is then brought up and out of the stomach through the mouth.  An additional 

New York Bariatric Surgeon
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How is the Orbera Belly Balloon removed

The Orbera of Reshape gastric balloons are placed and removed endoscopically through the mouth. The procedures unusually take 10-15 minutes and they are non surgical. Orbera and Reshape need to be part of a comprehensive 12 month program with nutrition and exercise coaching.

Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Long Island Bariatric Surgeon
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The gastric balloon is removed endoscopically. In some institutions is done under general anesthesia, in others under sedation. It is recommended to be removed after 6 months of placement.

Angel Caban, MD
Ocala General Surgeon

Removing the Orbera Balloon

The Orbera intragastric balloon is removed endoscopically (through the mouth) in a process similar to the way in which it was placed.  The salt water inside the balloon is removed and then the empty shell is pulled up the esophagus and out of the mouth.

Rachel Moore, MD
New Orleans Bariatric Surgeon
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