Surgical Group of Johnson City
ORBERA™
The Orbera™ intra-gastric balloon is a new procedure for limited weight loss. It is a saline filled balloon which is placed into the stomach endoscopically during an EGD and left in place for 6 months. It is then removed in the same manner. Both procedures last under 15 minutes and can be performed in a surgery center on an outpatient basis. Monthly nutritional counseling enhances the procedure with a nutritionist and an extensive exercise program for 12 months. It has a compromise food journal, diet and calorie monitoring system. W also follows the patients closely with frequent visits to the office for monitoring. It is an all-inclusive package and now is being offered on a self-pay basis by us. At this time no insurance plans cover the procedure. See an interview with Dr Hodge by WJHL TV

The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System Is Here.

Orbera™ Balloon
  • 3.1 times the weight loss than diet and exercise alone
  • Safe and effective weight loss solution
  • Over 220,000 placements worldwide
  • Now FDA approved

What is ORBERA™?

  • Comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see. With ORBERA™ patients on average lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise along
  • Starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control.
  • The ORBERA™ balloon take up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals.
  • Balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions
  • Patients will receive coaching from a team of experts, which may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist
  • Coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months

The Procedure: Placement and Removal

  • Non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it's about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home the very same day
  • At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated first then removed

How the Orbera™ Weight Loss System works

What to Expect

  • The weight loss is rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment
  • On average patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone
  • The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results

To qualify for ORBERA™, you should:

  • Be an adult
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program

ORBERA™ Advantage

  • After six months with the ORBERA™ two-part program, people lost an average 3.1x the weight patients lost with diet & exercise alone.
  • Proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
  • A more than 20 year history of helping thousands of people lose weight.
  • More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • With the FDA approval of ORBERA™, patients now have a safe and effective treatment option.

See the ORBERA™ website for more information

Orbera™ Testimonial