Orbera® Gastric Balloon

Though, IBI Healthcare Institute offers a variety of the most advanced bariatric weight loss programs and procedures to assist you on a weight loss journey. Moreover, as an alternative, one of the many procedures we offer is the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon – a weight loss procedure that helps to lose up to 60 lbs without surgery. Furthermore, a weight loss balloon is a tool for taking control of the way you eat.

What is the Orbera® Gastric Balloon?

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The ORBERA® intragastric balloon system is a bariatric weight loss procedure, that uses a gastric stomach balloon made out of soft silicone that occupies space in the stomach.

Additionally, patients adapt to healthier portion sizes due to reduced stomach space, leading to enhanced weight loss.

However, studies demonstrate that the Orbera® Gastric Balloon facilitates up to 3X more weight loss compared to diet and exercise alone! Furthermore, this two-part weight loss program yields visible, effective results.

Is the Orbera® Weight Loss Balloon Right for You?

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Nonetheless, Orbera is a twelve-month journey, and getting the most out of this system means having a team devoted to your success. Above all, if the balloon is right for you, our group helps you use it to change your eating behaviors and sustain that progress long after the balloon is removed. 

Eventually, the weight loss balloon can help you lose three times the weight of diet and exercise. But the real results happen when you understand it’s not a shortcut, that it’s a tool for learning how to take control.

Who is a Candidate for the Orbera® Procedure?

Although only a physician can tell you whether or not Orbera is right for you, that’s why a consultation is so important. However, if you are an adult suffering from obesity with a BMI above 30 and searching for a non-surgical weight loss solution, and you’ve tried diet and exercise without success, the gastric balloon can help you to reach your healthy weight.

How does the Orbera® Balloon work?

Medical professionals perform the Orbera gastric balloon procedure under mild sedation. Eventually, they place a deflated ORBERA® balloon into the stomach. Then fill it with saline to the size of a grapefruit. Lastly, the procedure usually takes 20-30 minutes, allowing for same-day discharge. At six months, the gastric balloon is deflated and removed under mild sedation, following the same process as placement.

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Why does the Stomach Balloon work?

  • Because you learn to listen to your body.

  • Because it helps you change your habits.

  • Because 6 months gives you time to re-program.

When will I see the Results after the Orbera® Procedure?

Subsequently, the weight loss is rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment. Consequently, on average patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone.

Equally important, the adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results. With this in mind, these 6 months, when the ORBERA® stays inside, is when patients see the most drastic weight loss results.

Below you can browse through Orbera Gastric Balloon Patient’s Before and After Gallery. Also, watch the latest video testimonials and reviews on our YouTube Channel.

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Orbera® Balloon Diet Plan

This guide will provide you with instructions on how to eat properly once your Orbera gastric balloon has been inserted.

Diet Plan

Will I maintain my Weight Loss after removing the Balloon?

After the balloon is taken out, the goal is to have the patient accustomed to healthy habits to maintain their hard-earned weight loss. It is important to remember that the weight loss balloon is only a tool to help build healthy, lifelong habits.

Granted that the aftercare program is part of the unique Orbera® 2-Part Program that combines the 6-month placement of the gastric balloon with a 12-month coaching program.

Can I receive Diet Advice?

Above all, during the entire 12-month weight loss program, patients will have regular face-to-face or virtual sessions with their treatment team. We will be there for you every step of the way. By the same token, download the updated manufacturer’s dietary guidebook for the ESG, Balloons, GSRe, and TORe procedures: English Version and Spanish Version.

What are the Risks Associated with Orbera® Procedure?

Side effects that may result from the use of the Orbera® intragastric balloon include risks associated with endoscopic procedures and the inability to accept a foreign object placed in the stomach.

Other possible Orbera® balloon side effects include:
  • Acid Reflux.
  • Stomach Pain.
  • Balloon Deflation.
  • Stomach or Esophagus.
  • Little or No Weight Loss.
  • Partial or Bowel Blockage.
  • Influence on Food Digestion.
  • Continuing Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Abdominal or Back Pain.
  • Blockage of Food going to the Stomach.
  • Injury to the Lining of the Digestive Tract.
  • Negative Health Consequences resulting from Weight Loss.
  • Bacterial Growth in the fluid filling the balloon which can lead to infection.

What are the Benefits of Orbera®?

After six months with the Orbera® two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1x the weight patients lost with diet and exercise alone.

How much does Orbera® Procedure Cost?

Despite this fact, IBI Healthcare Institute offers self-pay all-inclusive transparent pricing for the Orbera balloon procedure. In reality, the Orbera balloon price averages around $8,500 nationwide but IBI Healthcare is currently offering a special rate for a limited time. Take advantage of our special prices.

Does Insurance Cover the Procedure?

Currently, insurance plans do not cover the Orbera balloon procedure. However, patients can potentially use their healthcare FSA or HSA accounts to offset costs.

Typically, major insurance companies take years to recognize new procedures, techniques, and advancements in the medical field. Currently, medical professionals do not deem intragastric balloon procedures, like the Orbera balloon, as medically essential for treating obesity and its co-morbidities. Major insurance companies and Medicaid do not cover procedures categorized as “cosmetic.

Patient Financing Options are Available

IBI Healthcare believes that life-changing surgery should be available to all who need it. Unfortunately, for most patients, financial commitment can be a hindrance to their health.

At the same time, IBI strives to provide the best possible care, surgical procedures, and weight loss options at competitive, but affordable, price points. On the one side, most patients can not afford to pay a lump sum out of pocket so we work with a few trusted companies to help patients find Financing Options that will work within their budget. Moreover, some of the financing plans allow for deferred payments for up to six months.

In actual fact, IBI works with both CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending to help patients obtain financing so they can become healthier! CareCredit works similarly to a credit card but is only accepted for healthcare expenses, but both companies offer multiple types of financing options.

Some offer patients reward points based on usage with interest rates as low as 14.9%. ​Even so, patients can receive credit lines ranging from $200 to $35,000 including options for revolving credit lines, resulting in lower monthly payments. That being said, both companies offer zero prepayment penalties and terms as long as 60 months as well as a confidential application process that is fast and free for patients.

Regardless, utilizing one of the financing options available to qualifying patients can make weight loss possible and affordable.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon Reviews and FAQs

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How to Find an Orbera® Specialist Near Me?

There are not many qualified Orbera specialists in the states of Georgia and Florida. Therefore we are pleased indeed to proclaim that three bariatric experts from IBI Healthcare Institute have been verified by Apollo Endosurgery to provide the quality Orbera weight loss balloon procedure.

Although you can look at this yourself by going to the official page and requesting the list of Orbera specialists in the IBI Healthcare Institute served areas – Atlanta, Loganville, Duluth, Hudson, and Tampa. Simply enter the postal codes 30305, 30052, 30097, 34667, and 33615 respectively. Dr. Angelina Postoev and Dr. Ahad Khan are on the panel list.

We serve our patients at different locations throughout the Southeast region. We are growing and new offices are coming soon.

Georgia

  • 371 East Paces Ferry Rd Suite 802 Atlanta, GA 30305, United States.
  • 367 Athens Hwy, Suite 100C Loganville, GA 30052, United States.
  • 3970 Rogers Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097, United States.

Florida

  • 14012 US-19, Hudson, FL 34667, United States.
  • 5931 Webb Rd, Tampa, FL 33615, United States.