How Does The Gastric Balloon Work?

Orbera™ and Obalon™ gastric balloons are soft, expandable devices that are temporarily inserted into the stomach to provide a feeling of fullness.

Provided the program is followed properly, the gastric balloon provides a six month kickstart to healthy weight loss and is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose up to 70lbs* of excess weight but are fearful of surgery, fed up with diets, pills and other weight loss programs that just haven’t worked.

The device itself is a soft silicone balloon that is inserted in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of six months.
The New York Bariatric Group’s Dr. Shawn Garber is one of the first doctors certified in New York and the greater US to administer the procedure.

The Orbera™ and Obalon™ gastric balloon program options are designed to help you kickstart your weight loss plan, allowing you to lose weight that can then be maintained through making sustainable lifestyle changes.

*Weight loss results vary from person to person.