Orbera Gastric Balloon
Are you looking for a solution to help you lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle? Learning new eating habits to lose weight can be difficult on your own. Orbera® is the top-rated intragastric balloon weight loss program that can teach you how to eat healthy, right-sized portions while reducing your hunger. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers the Orbera gastric balloon weight loss program through his practice in Los Angeles.
How Does the Orbera Weight Loss Program Work?
Orbera was one of the first intragastric balloons for weight loss to be approved by the FDA in 2015. The program uses a medical-grade balloon that is inserted into the stomach to reduce the stomach space and impact hunger and fullness. The Orbera gastric balloon is about the size of a grapefruit once inflated, restricting the space in the stomach. Once in place, patients can feel fuller quicker and longer, helping control portions and calorie intake.
The Orbera gastric balloon procedure is non-surgical and minimally-invasive and can be completed in less than half an hour. The deflated balloon is placed in the stomach using an endoscope while the patient is mildly sedated. The balloon is inflated with a liquid solution that creates a flexible but firm obstacle in the stomach. Orbera allows patients to achieve fullness eating less while slowing digestion, resulting in a higher success for weight loss.
The Orbera gastric balloon is a tool to facilitate weight loss, but it is only one part of the entire program. Orbera is a 12-month weight loss management program to teach patients better eating and lifestyle habits. The gastric balloon is removed after six months, but patients continue with nutritional and weight loss consultations for a full year to achieve long-term success.
If you are struggling to lose weight and want to explore medical weight loss options, contact our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed. He is a board certified bariatric surgeon and weight loss specialist that offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options, including the Orbera gastric balloon weight loss program.