ORBERA Gastric Balloon Procedure

The intragastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical weight loss solution that focuses on developing long-term sustainable healthy habits. Ideal Physician Weight Loss is the most experienced team of weight loss physicians in Arizona.

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System

  • No Surgery
  • No Scars
  • 20-30 Minute Procedure
  • Place a Balloon into the Stomach
  • Home the Same Day
  • Lose 3.1x Diet and Exercise alone

The ORBERA  Intragastric Balloon System, the #1 global market leader for gastric balloons. It has been used safely with patient in Europe for over 20 years and was approved for patients in the U.S. by the FDA in 2015.

ORBERA has helped over 220,000 patients worldwide lose weight and improve health — in over 80 countries over the last 20 years. ORBERA is the only intragastric balloon to be recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for having demonstrated safety and efficacy evidence in the management of obesity.

If you are looking to break through weight loss barriers without surgery, choosing ORBERA can help you get there.

Gastric Balloon Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Gastric Balloon weight loss procedure cost?

Cash price for the gastric balloon procedure covers the Orbera intragastric balloon device, placement procedure, office visits, consultations, and pre-removal office visit.

Though the gastric balloon procedure is not covered by health insurance, you may be able to use your insurance to cover diagnostic appointments and medical testing to help determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.

Am I a candidate for the Gastric Balloon weight loss procedure?

You could be a good candidate for the procedure if you are an adult who has not been able to lose those extra pounds with diet and exercise, you have a BMI of 30-40 and you are looking for a non-surgical solution to help you lose weight and get healthy.
Some patients may not be eligible for the procedure because they have had previous bariatric surgery, structural abnormalities or other medical issues in the esophagus or stomach.
You will not be eligible for the procedure if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant within six months’ time, or breast-feeding.

How is the procedure performed?

The procedure is performed by a highly-trained physician in an outpatient medical setting while the patient is under mild sedation.  A thin and deflated balloon is placed into the stomach using a specially designed, flexible tool called an endoscope.  The balloon is then filled with saline and stays in the stomach for 6 months helping you feel satisfied with smaller meals.

The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home the very same day. After 6 months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed.

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How much weight can I lose with an intragastric balloon?

Though individual results will vary, in the U.S. clinical study, ORBERA  patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs.