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Orbera® Gastric Balloon

Eberbach Plastic Surgery (a division of IBI Healthcare Institute), provides advanced bariatric weight loss programs. Among many, one option is the Orbera® Gastric Balloon. The procedure helps lose up to 60 pounds without surgery. Additionally, this balloon facilitates individuals to control their eating habits effectively.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Procedure Overview

The Orbera® gastric balloon is a weight loss tool. That places a soft silicone balloon in your stomach, reducing its space. Eventually, it promotes healthier portion sizes and leads to significant weight loss. Precisely, up to three times more than with diet and exercise alone. However, it involves placing the balloon through the mouth. Where it remains for six months to aid portion control. Additionally, patients receive six months of expert coaching to support their weight loss journey.

Who is the Good Candidate for the Procedure?

Indeed, Orbera offers a year-long program with dedicated support to help you succeed. Besides that, if suitable for you, our bariatric surgeons assist in changing your eating habits for lasting results. The balloon can triple the weight loss compared to diet and exercise alone. However, it’s important to see it as a learning tool, not a quick fix.

Certainly, a consultation with our surgeons will determine if the procedure is right for you. If you’re an adult with a BMI over 30, struggling with obesity. In addition, seeking a non-surgical solution after failed diets and exercise. Then the gastric balloon can help you achieve a healthy weight. Calculate your BMI.

How Do Surgeons Perform the Procedure?

Orbera gastric balloon procedure is non-surgical and done with a mild sedative. The surgeon inserts a thin, deflated balloon into your stomach. Then fill it with saline to the size of a grapefruit. The process takes about 20-30 minutes, allowing you to go home the same day. After six months, the surgeon deflates and removes the balloon in a similar manner. It works because you learn to listen to your body and change your habits. Additionally have six months to reprogram your eating behaviors.

In Florida and Georgia, there are only a handful of qualified Orbera specialists. At EPS (a division of IBI Healthcare Institute) we have three bariatric experts. Above all, verified by Apollo Endosurgery to perform the Orbera weight loss balloon procedure.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Before and After Transformation

Weight loss with Orbera® is rapid, especially in the first three months. On average, patients lose 3.1 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. Your eating habits and activity levels will significantly impact your results. The most significant weight loss occurs during the six months the Orbera® balloon is in place.

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Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Weight Loss Management

Once the surgeon removes the balloon, the goal is for patients to maintain their weight loss through healthy habits. The balloon is a tool to help establish lasting changes. The aftercare program is a key part of the Orbera® 2-Part Program. Likewise, includes six months with the balloon and twelve months of coaching.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Program Inclusions

Throughout the 12-month program, patients have regular in-person or virtual sessions with their treatment team. We support you every step of the way.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Associated Risks

Using the Orbera® gastric balloon may cause side effects. Including endoscopic procedure risks and issues with having a foreign object in the stomach. Other potential side effects are:

  • Stomachache.
  • Balloon deflation.
  • Impact on digestion.
  • Hearburn, or GERD.
  • Digestive tract injury.
  • Little or no weight loss.
  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Food and Bowel blockage.
  • Ongoing nausea and vomiting.
  • Esophagus or stomach problems.
  • Negative health effects from weight loss.
  • Infection from bacterial growth in the balloon fluid.

For full safety information, download the ORBERA® Patient Information Booklet.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Procedure Benefits

In six months, the Orbera® program helped individuals lose weight. Averagely 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone.

  • No incisions needed.
  • Non-permanent solution.
  • Affordable weight loss option.
  • Painless and outpatient procedure.
  • Proven to maintain weight loss after removal.
  • Over 20 years of success, used by thousands worldwide.
  • Over 220,000 balloons distributed in more than 80 countries.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Procedure Cost

We provide transparent, all-inclusive pricing for the Orbera balloon procedure. The national average for Orbera balloon costs is about $8,500, but we currently offer a limited-time special rate. For details on pricing and promotions, call us at (727) 868-4490 or contact our office to schedule your consultation.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Insurance Coverage

Insurance doesn’t cover the Orbera balloon procedure. But patients can use their healthcare FSA or HSA accounts to help offset costs.
Insurance companies often take time to acknowledge new medical procedures, such as intragastric balloons. Currently, medical professionals view them as cosmetic rather than medically necessary for treating obesity and related conditions. Consequently, major insurance providers or Medicaid do not cover them.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon – Financing Options

Eberbach Plastic Surgery believes in making life-changing surgery accessible to everyone. However, financial constraints often hinder patients’ ability to pursue treatment. We offer high-quality care and weight loss options at competitive prices. To assist patients, we collaborate with trusted financing companies to find flexible payment plans. That fit their budgets, including options with deferred payments for up to six months.

Arrange Your Consultation Today

Interested in Orbera® Gastric Balloon or other weight loss procedures? Call us at (727) 868-4490 or schedule your consultation. To further inquire about the procedure cost, eligibility criteria, and financing options in Tampa Bay, FL. 

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