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MyNewSelf offers ORBERA™ intragastric balloon system therapy for weight loss. This FDA-approved device and a medically supervised program is a safe and effective weight loss solution for patients who need a jump-start in their weight loss but don't want a surgical or permanent procedure.
ORBERA™ managed weight loss system (balloon procedures):
Is a comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see and lead to a new lifestyle.
Starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control.
The balloon takes up space in your stomach and helps you eat smaller meals.
The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions.
As part of the program, patients receive coaching from our team of experts, including dietitians and psychologist.
The balloon is removed at six months. Coaching continues for six months after the balloon is removed, for a total of 12 months of support.
The procedure: placement and removal
Placement is a nonsurgical weight loss procedure done under a mild sedative: the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach.
The balloon is then filled with saline until it's about the size of a grapefruit. The weight loss procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home the very same day.
At six months, the balloon is deflated and removed in the same way it was placed: through a nonsurgical procedure done under a mild sedative.
What to expect with ORBERA™
The weight loss is rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment.
The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.
How to qualify for ORBERA™
You must be an adult (18 years of age or older).
Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 and 40.
Be willing to follow a 12-month medically supervised program, beginning with the placement of ORBERA and continuing for six months after removal that includes a healthy diet including specific foods and exercise plan.
Understand that if the diet and exercise program is not followed, you will not experience significant weight loss results; in fact, you may not experience any weight loss.
Have tried other weight loss programs, such as following supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs, but were unable to lose weight and keep it off.
Intragastric balloon weight loss benefits when done at MyNewSelf
After six months with the ORBERA two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1x the weight patients lost with diet & exercise alone.
Program is proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
ORBERA™ has more than 20-years' history helping thousands of people lose weight.
More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
With the FDA approval of ORBERA™, patients now have a safe and effective treatment option.
Risks and Complications
The weight loss surgery risks and complications include, but are not limited to, the usual risks of any surgery using general anesthesia, including potential problems with:
At MyNewSelf, our experienced, multi-disciplinary weight loss team will answer all your questions about intragastric balloon therapy and other bariatric procedures performed at our facility. We also encourage you to browse through our FAQs for more information.