Seattle's newest weight loss secret
The Orbera gastric balloon is about the size of a small, soft cantaloupe that rests in the contours of the belly for 6 months, reducing hunger by communicating signals of satiation to the brain. Excess eating, destructive snacking and night binging become activities of the past with this innovative device in place.
The stomach balloon is inserted through the mouth and threaded down the esophagus with the help of an endoscope. Once it is in its proper position in the abdomen, the doctor will fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Note that the saline is harmless and is not a threat to the body in the rare instance that the balloon ruptures. Your entire Seattle Orbera balloon insertion process is nonsurgical, requiring no suturing and no long recovery. Stomach balloon insertion takes roughly half an hour to complete.
A revolutionary two-phase regimen
While the Orbera system takes 12 months to complete, the gastric balloon device is only in place for the first 6 months, during which time the client is relieved of the sensation of craving. For the second 6 months, patients continue to receive comprehensive support in the form of weekly sessions with counselors, nutritional coaches and lifestyle instructors. This holistic approach ensures that an entire lifestyle change is achieved rather than a mere change in eating habits, providing the best results from your Seattle Orbera gastric balloon.
The Orbera system includes:
- The groundbreaking gastric balloon device
- A personalized diet and exercise plan
- Continuous 24-hour online support
- 12 months of in-depth counseling from dietitians, life coaches and personal trainers
- Comprehensive follow-up sessions
Who invented Orbera?
Based in Austin, Texas, the innovative company responsible for the gastric balloon is Apollo Endosurgery Incorporated, the makers of the LAP-BAND and OverStitch. The Orbera single sphere stomach balloon represents a giant leap forward in weight loss technology and serves as an interim step between the more invasive bariatric surgery and the less effective diet pills and diet plans.
Orbera is in use throughout the globe in over 80 countries and is quickly becoming one of the most popular and successful nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Similar stomach balloons have been employed throughout the world in countries such as Mexico, Canada, Australia, and India, however Orbera is the first gastric device to be approved for use in the United States, sanctioned by the FDA in 2015.
How safe is the Orbera gastric balloon?
The stomach balloon is safe for clients over 18 whose BMI falls within the 30 to 40 point range. For a full list of contraindications, please schedule your free confidential consultation with our team in Seattle today.
Orbera may not be appropriate for your needs if you:
- under 18
- with a BMI outside the range of 30 to 40
- are breast-feeding or are pregnant
- suffer from a bleeding disorder, G.I. tract infection, hiatal hernia or liver disorder
- are actively taking blood thinners, medications which irritate the G.I. tract or aspirin
- have previously undergone bariatric surgery
- are in poor health either psychologically or physically
- cannot tolerate the use of an endoscope during the procedure
- are not able or are not willing to complete the entire 12 month program and attend follow-up appointments