ORBERA™ is a non-surgical, temporary balloon that is placed in the stomach to help adults lose weight and keep it off.
Robert Shin, MD, and Samuel Rossi, MD, bariatric surgeons at the CAMC Weight Loss Center, are among a small group of surgeons in the country trained to perform the incision-less ORBERA™ procedure.
Dr. Shin or Dr. Rossi will place a soft, yet durable, deflated balloon down your throat and into your stomach. The balloon is then filled with saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes, and you can typically go home the same day.
Most weight loss typically occurs in the first three months. On average patients lose about three times more weight than those using diet and exercise alone.
By taking up space in your stomach, the balloon reinforces proper portion control and helps you eat smaller portions. You will also be supervised by the CAMC Weight Loss Center’s team of dietitians, psychologist and exercise physiologist. This team will help you make and maintain effective, realistic changes in your eating and exercise habits.
After six months, the balloon is deflated and removed without surgery or any incisions. You will continue to receive support for an additional 12 months after balloon removal to aid in your weight loss journey.
CAMC is a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery