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Orbera Weight Loss Miami, Gastric Balloon Procedure

Are you struggling with meeting your weight loss goals? Does it feel like you can’t shed any weight, no matter how committed you are to your workout regimen? If so, Orbera Weight Loss may be the solution to your problems.

Orbera Weight Loss in Miami, Florida

Orbera weight loss is a procedure that uses an intragastic balloon to help limit patient’s food cravings, promoting healthier eating habits. The procedure is done by endoscopically inserting an empty intragastric balloon. After insertion, the balloon is filled with a sterile salt water solution. The instragastic balloon is then left inside the patient’s stomach for up to six months. During this time the balloon takes up space, limiting the patient’s appetite. After this period, the balloon is removed in another short non-invasive endoscopic procedure. The recovery time for Orbera is minimal, as the procedure itself is non-surgical and minimally invasive.

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Is Orbera Weight Loss / Gastric Balloon For Me?

Orbera can help numerous patients succeed in reaching their weight loss goals. If you have been struggling to achieve weight loss through traditional diets and exercise regimens, have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over thirty, or if you are considered at least twenty five pounds overweight then Orbera may be able to help you. No one wants to feel uncomfortable with their own body, and Orbera offers patients the chance to reach their weight loss goals without the use of invasive surgeries.

There are situations that may disqualify certain patients from considering Orbera. We have listed a few below:

  • History of gastrointestinal issues or surgeries
  • Inflammation or irritation in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Bleeding or congenital anomalies in the upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Health Problems that Interfere with Endoscopy
  • Lack of Desire to Regulate Diet or Participate in a Modified Diet
  • Prior History or Current Problems with Substance Abuse
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding Mothers
  • History of Psychological Disorders
  • Regular use of gastrointestinal irritants such as anticoagulants, aspirin, anti-inflammatories etc.

The Orberaintragastric balloon procedure is perfect for patients who feel they are mildly overweight and need assistance to begin a healthier more nutritious lifestyle. Patients who are interested in Orbera must feel comfortable with a minimally invasive procedure, and dietary modifications. We want to help you achieve your weight loss goals, and with your commitment, we know we can get you there.

Understanding the Orbera Weight Loss Procedure/Gastric Balloon

Before starting your Orbera procedure, we will require the following information:

  • Previous Medical Procedures
  • Your Desired Results/Weight Loss Goals
  • Previous History of Weight Loss Attempts
  • Your Commitment to Your Weight Loss Goals
  • Your Comfort With a Non-Invasive Procedure

Once scheduled for the Orbera Procedure, patients should avoid eating or drinking for twelve hours. Patients will be subject to a light sedative during the procedure, this means that all clients will be expected to have a friend or family member drive them home after the procedure is complete. You will be given detailed instructions for aftercare before being discharged.

What to Expect After Your Gastric Balloon Surgery Miami/Orbera Weight Loss Procedure

It’s normal for patients to experience some slight discomfort, nausea or even vomiting initially when the intragastric balloon is first set in place. This is your body’s natural reaction to the presence of the balloon, and you will be given medications to help manage the symptoms.

Patients who undergo our Orbera weight loss procedure will be limited to a liquid diet for the first three days after their procedure. Aside from water, patients can eat and drink thinner soups and broths, dairy products and gelatins. We highly recommend avoiding chocolates, ice creams, fatty goods, coffee, and carbonated drinks such as sodas. Our health-care professionals will supply you with a more detailed list of foods that you should avoid during this period.

After three days, or more depending on your body’s reaction to your intragastric balloon, you can begin transitioning to semi-solid foods, and eventually to solid foods. We encourage all our patients to take as much time as they need to complete this transition. It is a process, and the amount of time needed to complete this transition can vary greatly for everyone.

After your body has become adjusted to the presence of your balloon, patients can begin exercising. Prior to the procedure, all patients will plan and create a personalized exercise regimen with their health care professional. The next few months will involve dedication to the agreed upon regimen. On average after this point, patients will have lost thirty to forty pounds.

Gastric Balloon Surgery in Miami, Florida

Removing the Orbera Balloon at Spectrum Aesthetics, Miami

Similar to the original procedure, you should avoid eating and drinking for twelve hours before you are scheduled to have your intragastric balloon removed. You will, once again, be influenced by a light sedative, requiring assistance to drive you home. The whole procedure will only take twenty to thirty minutes, and is as simple and minimally invasive as the initial procedure.

Aftercare and Ensuring Your Weight Loss Results

The time after the removal procedure is key to ensuring lasting weight loss results. While the procedure itself is important in regards to the loss of the weight, your aftercare is vital to ensuring that weight stays off. Our health care professionals will help create a personalized aftercare diet and exercise plan for you, and together we can create a better healthier you.

Our practice operates on locals and clients from around the world, our before and after photos speak for themselves, but most importantly we want you to leave feeling better than ever before. Confidence can be the key to a healthier and happier life, and we want to give you that confidence, confidence in your appearance, and in your decision. If you are considering Orbera Weight Loss, feel free to contact us for a simple consultation, and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.