How the Orbera Balloon Works

The ORBERA® stomach balloon is soft, durable and about the size of a grapefruit. While un-inflated, it is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach. This simple procedure eliminates the need for any incisions or stitches and usually takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Once inserted carefully into the stomach, the silicone balloon is then filled with up to 700 cc of a safe saline solution or the size of a grapefruit. Once in place the stomach balloon can begin encouraging healthy portion control.

Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight.

The removal of the balloons is very similar to the insertion. The balloons are first deflated, then gently removed together through the mouth (endoscopically).

Non-Invasive, Non-permant, No Incisions