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. The technology and design of the balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.

    • Non-surgical

    The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick, non-surgical procedure.

    • Non-invasive

    The 20-minute procedure is completed while you are mildly sedated. Most patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.

    • Not permanent

    After the first six months of the weight loss program the stomach balloon is carefully removed and the aftercare program continues.

    • No incisions

    Since the weight loss balloon is inserted through your throat and into your stomach there is no need for any incisions, stitches or scars.

The ORBERA® Weight Loss System

Weight Loss Balloon Placement

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 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life.

The First 6 Months

The ORBERA® weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for the first six months after the procedure. With the stomach balloon and support team, patients usually see the most drastic results in the first six months. It is very important to use this time to develop healthy habits that will continue for not only the 12-month weight loss program, but for the rest of your life. During the first six months you will learn how to use your ORBERA® as a tool to aid in your weight loss. Having open and constant communication with your support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits of the ORBERA® weight loss system. Over the next 12-months you will have regular face-to-face sessions with your treatment team, dietician, fitness trainer, psychologist and exercise psychologist.

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Only qualified specialists who have completed a specialized training course may perform the ORBERA® weight loss balloon procedure. One might be in your area!

The Removal

Once the stomach balloon has been in place for six months the balloon is removed. The simple and non-surgical procedure is very similar to the placement process. Once the ORBERA® gastric balloon has been removed it is very important to continue working closely with your support team and coaches to follow the personal diet and exercise plan given to you. This will help to keep you in a positive and healthy mindset while achieving your weight loss goals.

When your yearlong program is over, maintaining the healthy lifestyle choices you have established will help you continue to lose weight and keep it off

ORBERA® Coach and Ongoing Support

The removal of the stomach balloon means that the first part in the ORBERA® weight loss system is complete. Now it's time to continue your hard work and dedication to ensure that your new and healthy lifestyle is here to stay. Having constant and honest communication with your support team is essential in achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals. The ORBERA® Coach tool provides you with convenient access to your support team to help you make healthy choices on a daily basis. Available both online and as a user-friendly app, ORBERA® Coach.

Safe. Effective. Proven.

  • 20 years

    More than 20 years of non-surgical weight loss.

  • 277,000 gastric baloons

    Over 277,000 gastric balloons have improved weight loss in more than 80 countries.

  • 3 times the weight loss

    The average person loses 3x more weight than with diet and exercise alone.

  • Number 1 weight loss baloon

    Recognized for safety and effectiveness, it is the #1 weight loss balloon worldwide.

"It has been two months now since I have had my ORBERA® balloon taken out. This is the time where I have found the follow-up appointments with my dietician and psychologist to be most helpful. The preparation was great, weight loss fabulous, and I'm feeling wonderful."

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