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Intragastric Balloon

There are also other types of procedures that are non-surgical. The gastric balloon is one of these options whereby a gastric balloon is inserted into the mouth and esophagus. This is expeditiously done using an endoscope (tube fixated with a camera) to direct the surgeon to the stomach.

Once inside, this balloon will make one feel satiated.

Risks include nausea, possible bleeding either during insertion or removal, and risk of balloon rupture.

Information About the Intragastric Balloon

This involves placement of a soft balloon in your stomach. Using a non-surgical endoscopic approach the balloon is placed inside the stomach. During this time the patient is placed in our Medical Weight Management program.

It is currently not covered by insurance companies in the US.

Intragastric Balloon device works by taking up space in your stomach. Overall helps promotes smaller portion sizes and healthier, mindful eating and better lifestyle choices.

Procedure & Steps to Success

  • Balloon is inflated to approximately a size of a grapefruit inside patients' stomach.
  • After 6 months the balloon is removed.
  • Patient remains on our Medical Weight Management program, for an additional 6 months.

Is the Intragastric Balloon Right for Me?

Below is a list of basic requirements a patient must meet to be considered for this procedure. If you feel you do not meet these requirements please call our office at 631-689-0220.

  • BMI (BODY MASS INDEX) 30-35 (No Co-morbidities required)
  • Patients must be willing to participate in a medically supervised program for up to 12 months.

Intragastric balloons are NOT covered under insurance and will be an out of pocket expense.

How long does procedure take and is there a hospital stay?

Dr. Ahmad’s average time for the Intragastric Balloon placement is about a half an hour. Intragastric Balloon placement is an outpatient procedure.

Transform Your Life with the Orbera Weight Loss System

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals with Orbera

Orbera Weight Loss System

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Dr. Arif Ahmad offers the Orbera Intragastric Balloon, a revolutionary non-surgical weight loss solution designed to help you shed those extra pounds and regain your health and confidence.

What is Orbera?

The Orbera system involves placing a soft, saline-filled balloon in your stomach to limit food intake and promote a feeling of fullness. This temporary, non-surgical procedure is paired with a comprehensive support program, ensuring you develop healthy habits for long-term success.

Why Choose Orbera?

  • Non-Surgical Procedure: No incisions, no scars, and a quick recovery.
  • Effective Weight Loss: Clinical studies show significant weight loss results.
  • Comprehensive Support: One year of personalized dietary and lifestyle coaching.
  • Health Benefits: Improves conditions related to obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.

How Orbera Works

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  • Placement: A deflated balloon is endoscopically inserted into your stomach and then filled with saline.
  • Six-Month Plan: The balloon stays in place for six months, during which you'll follow a tailored diet and exercise program.
  • Removal: After six months, the balloon is deflated and removed, leaving you with new, healthier eating habits.

Is Orbera Right for You?

Orbera is designed for adults with a BMI of 30-40 who have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It's an excellent option for those seeking a non-surgical alternative to traditional weight loss surgery.

What’s the next step?

To register for a consultation appointment with Dr. Arif Ahmad and to discuss your options further, please fill out the form below.

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