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The ORBERA® managed weight loss system is an FDA approved, non-surgical weight loss program designed to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

ORBERA® is a 12-month weight loss and healthy lifestyle program. For the first six months of the program a gastric balloon is placed in your stomach to help with portion control. This will help you to learn healthy portion control methods while your body adapts to your new lifestyle. The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through your mouth and filled with a safe saline solution. When the ORBERA® stomach balloon is filled completely it is about the size of a grapefruit and moves freely around the stomach. After six months, the balloon is endoscopically deflated and removed. The patient continues the remaining six months of the program utilizing the portion control methods and healthy habits with the help of our dedicated support team.

For the entire duration of the 12-month program you will be encouraged through the help from your support team comprised of a physician, registered dietitian and nursing support staff, to follow a diet and exercise plan. This not only helps in weight loss during the 12-month program, but also teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term through recommended exercises, healthy foods and portion sizes.

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