ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon in Dallas-Fort Worth
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure
If you are 20-40 pounds overweight and have been struggling for years to achieve a healthier weight without success, the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon might be the answer. This FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure has been proven to help individuals lose weight and adopt lifestyle changes that greatly improve their overall quality of life. If you’re looking for a non-surgical weight loss solution with minimal to no recovery time, the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon might be right for you. Carter Bariatrics can help you assess your various weight loss options and determine if you are a candidate for the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon. Our experienced Dallas-Fort Worth bariatric surgeon has more than 30 years of experience and can help you find a personalized answer to your weight issue.
Interested in learning more about the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon in Dallas-Fort Worth? Call us at (817) 857-6608 to schedule your free consultation with our team!
How Does the Procedure Work?
The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is a temporary, outpatient procedure that involves the placement of a small balloon in the patient’s stomach. The grapefruit-sized, saline-filled balloon is inserted through the mouth during a quick, endoscopic procedure, requiring only about 20 to 30 minutes. The balloon is then left in the stomach for about six months, during which time it acts to help curb appetite and reduce hunger. After six months, the balloon is removed in an almost identical procedure and the patient begins comprehensive medical monitoring and nutritional therapy designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes. Monitoring lasts for about six months, for a total of one year of treatment.
Who is a Candidate for the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon?
While this procedure is not for everyone, it has been shown to greatly help individuals lose weight and make lifestyle changes that last. In fact, the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon has been shown to be as much as three times more effective than traditional weight-loss methods, in certain studies.
Candidates for the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon include individuals who:
- Need to lose about 20-40 pounds
- Are seeking a non-surgical solution
- Have a BMI of 30-40
- Want long-term weight loss
- Are willing to make lifestyle changes
- Can afford the self-pay procedure
- Are dedicated to following a weight loss plan
The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon procedure costs $6,900.00 and is not covered by insurance. However, the cost includes everything from start to finish, including an initial consultation, the procedure, the balloon removal, anesthesia, hospital charge, cost of the balloon, and monthly weight loss monitoring. At Carter Bariatrics, we offer affordable options to help you become a patient.