ORBERA is a durable gastric balloon made of soft silicone. It is used to help people lose weight by training them to eat only healthy amounts of food. It takes up enough space in the stomach reducing the volume of food eaten by an individual.
ORBERA placement is a simple and a non-surgical procedure.
ORBERA is required to stay in the stomach for 6 months after the placement procedure. Patients should use this time to improve their eating habits, which they should practice for the rest of their life. Support groups help patients to fully maximize the benefits of the ORBERA weight loss program through continuous communication. Patients should have one-on-one sessions with health professionals such as dieticians and psychologists during this period to examine their progress.
After six months, the balloon is removed from the stomach through a process almost similar to the one for inserting the balloon. It is important to stay in touch with the health specialists after removal of the balloon for more information on recommended diet and exercise plan. Maintaining a good diet and exercise regimen can help patients lose significant amounts of weight even after removing the weight loss balloon.
The first part of this weight loss program is completed with the removal of the balloon. There is need to continue with the recommended diet and workout routine even after the removal of the balloon. This can be achieved through regular communication with the support group. Patients can even communicate with their support groups online.