AMI Surgery now offers the Orbera Gastric Balloon Managed Weight Loss Program. On the forefront of minimally invasive surgery, our team of surgeons now offers a non-invasive technique to lose your excess weight. The gastric balloon, recently approved by the FDA and very popular in Europe, Australia and South and Central America, is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed in approximately 30 minutes in an outpatient facility. Under our team’s guidance, a patient is expected to lose approximately 30 lbs of excess weight.
IS THE GASTRIC BALLOON PROGRAM AT AMI SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?
The Orbera Gastric Balloon can be suitable for many people who have struggled with their weight for years. This procedure requires that the patient meet the following requirements to be considered a candidate for this gastric balloon:
- Have a BMI (body mass index) of greater than 27
- Need to lose between 20-30 lbs of excess weight
- Are uncomfortable with traditional weight loss surgery methods or not are a candidate for these other procedures
- Have not undergone any other bariatric procedures in the past
HOW IS GASTRIC BALLOON DIFFERENT THAN OTHER WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS?
The Orbera Gastric Balloon is a brand new, one of a kind procedure that is endoscopically placed into the stomach through the mouth and remains there for a maximum of six months. Since the balloon reduces the capacity of the stomach, it allows you to feel full without eating as much food. Most of the weight loss can be expected to occur in the first three months after the Orbera Balloon is placed. During this time, you will learn more about eating the right foods and the right portions to maintain your success for the future.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?
A patient who undergoes the gastric balloon procedure can expect to lose approximately 30 lbs of excess weight with more rapid weight loss in the first three months. The weight will then ideally continue to be lost after the balloon is removed.