If you hope to lose weight and control your appetite, Orbera™ may be the best solution for you. Orbera is a simple system, called an Intragastric Balloon System, which is designed to help individuals to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. Here at AGH, we’re ecstatic to offer this promising weight loss option for patients who are eligible. If you’re interested in Orbera and what it may do for you, feel free to reach out to us — we have offices in both Washington D.C. and Vienna, Virginia. You can also learn more about Orbera, how it works, who may be eligible for treatment, and what you can expect as a patient — all of which is listed below.

What Is Orbera and How Does It Work?

Orbera is a system designed to suppress an overactive appetite, which can aid in weight loss alongside a diet and exercise plan. This Intragastric Balloon System is just that — a small, soft balloon which is placed in the stomach, where it may effectively curb hunger throughout the day. Over a six month period, Orbera can help to guide an individual to reduce their caloric intake and the amount and size of portions that they consume. After the initial period, the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System is removed, and individuals on the Orbera plan will be continually coached to help maintain a good habit of healthy dieting, portioning, and exercise. In this way, Orbera can help to provide long-lasting results, including weight loss and better overall health.

Who Is Eligible to Use Orbera?

Orbera isn’t suitable for everyone. Those who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning to become pregnant in the coming six months may not use Orbera. In addition, if you are prone to having ulcers or other stomach complications, you may not be eligible to try Orbera. Your physician will assess your medical history and your current physical condition to determine if Orbera is a viable option.

We’re In It Together

Orbera is a twelve-month journey, and our team is devoted to the success of getting the most of this weight loss strategy. We’ll work with you to encourage healthy habits, including portion control, diet, and exercise recommendations. We’ll track your progress throughout the Orbera treatment, and we’ll continue to work with you after the Orbera system has been removed. It’s our goal to improve your health while helping you to obtain a healthy weight. If Orbera is right for you, our group helps you use it to change your eating behaviors, and sustain that progress long after the balloon is removed.

What Can I Expect?

Orbera can help you lose three times the weight of diet and exercise. But the best results may be possible when you understand that this system is not a shortcut – it’s a tool for learning how to take control. Patients can benefit from the continual support of healthy habits provided by a team of exercise and diet professionals. Strive to reduce your cravings and improve your health with the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System. If you’re further curious about this system, how it is implemented, or how it may help you, feel free to reach out to our offices — we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Important Reminder: This information is intended only to provide general guidance. It does not provide definitive medical advice. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition. You can learn more about Orbera, including complications and risks it may pose from this brochure.