ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Procedure in NYC
For many, the weight loss journey leaves patients with little to no support for diet, exercise, and traditional surgery. The ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon provides a new effective weight loss program that helps kick start weight loss habits and results. The average person loses 3x more weight with the ORBERA™ gastric balloon than with diet and exercise alone.
What is a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon provides patients a safe, comprehensive non-surgical weight loss solution. A soft silicone balloon is placed in your stomach by a gastroscope (an instrument passed through the mouth). The balloon is then filled with saline until it’s the size of a grapefruit. After having the balloon for six months, the balloon is removed and patients continue to maintain their healthy lifestyle. The procedure acts as a tool to help form better weight loss strategies and reinforce portion control.
Who makes the best candidate?
The procedure works best for adult patients trying to lose 25-50 pounds (body mass index between 30-40) who have attempted diet/exercise efforts in the past with no success. Ideally, the patient has no complicating medical issues and must be willing to undergo a 12-month behavioral program throughout the process; six months during the gastric balloon process and six months after it’s removed. All potential patients are required to first have a consultation with our certified expert Dr. Deborah Chua at Gotham Medical Associates.
What does the procedure involve?
The non-invasive procedure normally takes 10-20 minutes with little to no downtime. The balloon is placed no longer than six months. Below is an illustration of how the ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon is placed.
How much weight can I lose with ORBERA™?
It is important to know ORBERA™ is a weight loss tool. By participating in the program with Gotham Medical Associates, you receive specialized coaching throughout the entire weight loss journey. The customized support program conducted by a team of experts may include dietitians, psychologists, and exercise physiologists to help patients stay motivated, organized and achieve their weight loss goals during and after the procedure. The program includes a total of 24 sessions, 12 one-on-one, and 12 group sessions. This will help patients develop lasting healthy habits well after the program ends and in turn aids in at least three times the normal weight loss.
How much does the procedure cost?
The ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon is not covered by insurance. However, Gotham Medical Associates engages in customized payment plans. Book a consultation today with Dr. Chua to find out your best options and determine if you’re a good candidate.
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As the leading experts in weight loss therapy, Gotham Medical Associates believes each individual is unique and so is each individual’s weight loss journey. Options for weight loss management depend on several factors such as medical history, patient preference, and patient compliance with lifestyle modification as the cornerstone of weight loss success. Book an appointment today with Gotham Medical Associates to learn more about your customized treatment plan.