The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is made to help you lose weight.* ORBERA™ is a balloon made of soft, smooth silicone rubber. While under anesthesia, the empty balloon is passed through your mouth, down your esophagus, and into your stomach. Once in place, it is filled with saline. It then becomes about the size of a grapefruit. The filled ORBERA™ balloon floats in your stomach and takes up space.
Once you are awake from the procedure you will be monitored for a few hours and released to go home that same day. You will most likely experience nausea for up to the first 3 days.
You will keep the "balloon" in your stomach for up to 6 months during which time you will be meeting with Dr. Merriman and his team to support your lifestyle changes for weight loss. From the beginning and six months after ORBERA™ is removed, you will follow a healthy diet and exercise program. You may not lose weight if you do not follow the program. Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy.
Dr. Merriman has over 15 years of experience in the treatment of obesity through both surgery and medical weight loss options. Now he can offer this new device which is an option for those who are not ready to have or do not qualify for surgery.
Call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call (318) 222-4282.
Animation of Placement of ORBERA™
Animation of Removal of ORBERA™
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*Disclaimer: All weight loss claims are due to this implanted device. Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the type of device and the compliance with the aftercare program. For additional safety information, click here.
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