Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon
The Gastric Balloon (Orbera 365) is a reversible non-surgical procedure which means no incisions, stiches, scars or anatomical modifications.
The Orbera 365 balloon is an endoscopic procedure which is inserted using a thin camera, through the mouth. The inflated balloon occupies space in the stomach and will make you feel very full after a small meal. The Orbera 365 balloon helps you to achieve around 15% weight loss on average and can help you to continue to lose weight and make lifestyle modifications to help you keep off the weight for the long term.
Inserting the balloon
A thin camera is inserted through the mouth through Endoscopy, with no cuts on the skin.
The deflated Orbera balloon is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach.
The balloon is then inflated with a 50cc syringe of sterile saline solutions to fill the balloon to the size of a grapefruit.
The balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes.
The balloon is removed up to 12 months later with a non surgical procedure (Endoscopy).
To achieve good outcomes with the Orbera 365 balloon, you require good preparation before the procedure and a full commitment to making changes to your diet and lifestyle while the balloon is inside your stomach. Maintaining weight loss after the removal of the balloon is dependent on maintaining the changes to the diet and lifestyle that were made while the balloon was inside the stomach. You will require daily vitamins and antacid medications in addition to regular follow up.