The Procedure


A synthetic, sterile fluid filled balloon sits in the stomach, partially filling the space inside. This has the effect of making you feel less hungry and feel fuller quicker and for longer when you do eat. The Orbera gastric balloon must be removed after 6 months, after which time dietary support will help you maintain a more controlled diet and therefore maintain the weight loss.

  • 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™ (weight loss balloon)?

  • 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 weight loss balloon takes up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals.
  • The weight loss balloon is temporarily 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

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The Procedure

  • Placement and removal is a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative. The thin and deflated ORBERA™ weight loss 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 weight loss 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 .

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.

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.


  •  Austin, TX: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

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