It is FDA-approved Balloon designed to help you lose weight and enough to be used for a 6 months, 0r 12 months for weight loss.
The ORBERA® balloon will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification program for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 and above who failed to achieve and maintain weight loss with a supervised weight-control program.
The ORBERA® balloon insertion:
Under sedation the deflated gastric balloon is inserted into your stomach by endoscopy and fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. The entire procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life.
ORBERA will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and a behaviour modification program.
The ORBERA® balloon removal:
The balloon should be removed after 6 months or 12 months under sedation same as insertion.
Suitable candidate for Gastric balloon:
It is usually offered to patients seeking weight loss with a BMI from 27 and above, and for those who need to lose from 10kg and above
Male or female ≥14 yrs. of age
How quickly will achieve weight loss goal?
Patients typically begin to see weight loss in the first 4 weeks with an earlier feeling of fullness right away.
Most patients reported reduced hunger, earlier fullness, or decreased capacity after having the balloon procedure
Success of the procedure will rely on patient ability to recognize & respond to their body’s hunger & fullness signals.
In addition, it is important and a must to commit to the nutritional plan & exercise program to maintain your weight
Why weight loss with the balloon requires your help?
It is important to during the first 4 weeks after your balloon procedure you must stay on liquid and soft foods for 4 weeks
Recognize & respond to your body’s hunger & fullness signals
You would be able to stop eating even though you have had a small meal
You would reach fullness in an early stage of the meal
You should pay attention to these physiological signals
When can I returns to work?
Each person is different from the others and that of course depends on the profession, most patients can return to work after 3 days
Can this procedure be done if I have had previous bariatric surgery?
Is it safe to get pregnant with the balloon?
NO, it is not recommended, but balloon should be removed on the 4th months of pregnancy’s
· Patients with conditions: inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, potential upper gastrointestinal bleeding conditions, a large hiatal hernia
·Patients who are unwilling or unable to participate in an established medically supervised diet and behaviour program
·Patients who have alcohol or drug addictions
·Patients receiving aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulants
·Patients who are known to be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common for the first few days after the balloon is inserted in the stomach. Medications can help to minimize these side effects.
Doctor Tarek Saleh Message: Patient should understand that weight loss results vary from person to person and be aware of the importance of participating in the 12 months program, to maintain their weight loss and avoid regain weight and understand that after the balloon removal weight regains if it is not combined with appropriate healthy behaviour’s lifestyle including diet and exercise