Obesity (Lower BMI) → Treatments for Lower BMI Obesity

The ORBERA™ Balloon

Until recently, there have been limited treatments for individuals with lower body mass index (BMI less than 35) even though having a BMI of 30 can have health risks and associated co-morbidities.

What is ORBERA and how does it work?

OBERA is a soft balloon placed in your stomach through your mouth through an endoscope for six months to reinforce proper portion control. The ORBERA balloon takes up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals. The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions. Our patients will receive coaching from our multidisciplinary team, including nutritional and exercise support. The teams coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months.

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.

How do you qualify for ORBERA™?

  • Must be an adult
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program
  • After six months with the ORBERA™ two-part program, people lost an average 3.1 times the weight patients lost with diet & exercise alone.
    To date health insurance does not pay for the OBERA. Financing is available.

Medical Weight Management

We provide nutrition guidance as well as numerous medical options including appetite suppressant medications. After a though history our clinicians will guide you to the best option for your individual goal.

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