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The world's #1 weight loss balloon.

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Orbera – Non Surgical Weight Loss 2017-11-14T11:58:01+00:00

ORBERA® is a weight loss balloon designed to help with portion control and ultimately improve weight loss.

ORBERA® is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone. While it is temporarily in your stomach for six months it encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The shape and volume of the stomach balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes. ORBERA® weight loss system assigns a treatment team (dietician, fitness trainer, psychologist and exercise psychologist),  all dedicated to help you lose and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How does Orbera balloon work?

The ORBERA® is placed into the stomach in a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin.

The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit.

The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life. You are now ready to start the next part of your programme, designed to break bad habits and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Orbera Portion Control IconHealthy Diet & Portion Control

The ORBERA® weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for the first six months after the procedure. During this period patients usually see the most drastic results.

It is very important to use this time to develop healthy eating habits that will continue for not only the 12-month weight loss programme but for the rest of your life.  An open and constant communication with your with our dietician & psychologist will help you to maximizing the benefits of the ORBERA® weight loss system.

Orbera Training IconPersonalised Fitness & Exercise Routine

To lose the weight you want and keep it off, your body needs to become more active. It’s the only way you’ll burn the daily calories you consume, and potentially burn off some existing fat too.

Even seemingly small changes – like taking the stairs instead of the lift – over time make a massive difference to your metabolic health and the daily calories your body burns.

You will have regular face-to-face sessions with  fitness trainer and exercise psychologist

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