Here at Aspiring Bariatrics we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the ORBERA® Intra-Gastric balloon. The ORBERA® balloon is a temporary endoscopic treatment that helps people to feel full, and therefore lose more weight while undertaking a diet and exercise program than with diet and exercise alone. The ORBERA® balloon is placed under conscious sedation during an outpatient endoscopic procedure, and is removed six months later by a similar procedure. It is accompanied by a supervised diet and exercise program lasting 12 months in total.
On average people lose 10-15 kilograms of weight while the balloon is in place, approximately three times the amount of weight lost through diet and exercise alone. The ORBERA® balloon is indicated for people with a body mass index of 27 – 40 kg/m².
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UPDATE: August 2020
Aspiring Bariatrics is currently in the process of switching to a new gastric balloon which can be swallowed, and spontaneously deflates and passes after four months. This will avoid the need for endoscopy procedures to place and remove the balloon, and hence will be both more convenient and able to be offered at a lower cost. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when we begin accepting patients for this new balloon.