ORBERA Balloon


The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is designed to assist adult patients with obesity, in losing and maintaining weight. The thin, deflated balloon is placed into the stomach and then filled with saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit. The balloon stays in the stomach for six months, filling space in the stomach to reinforce proper portion control. It is used in conjunction with a long-term supervised diet and behavior modification program.

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Orbera® is a twelve month journey, and getting the most out of this system means having a team devoted to your success.

If Orbera® is right for you, the Nicholson Clinic can help you use it to change your eating behaviors, and sustain that progress long after the balloon is removed.

Watch Dr. Nicholson discuss the Orbera® Intragastric Balloon. * Results will vary.

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Why Orbera® Works

The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon was approved by the FDA to help people with a BMI of 30-40. In a clinical trial, people who had the gastric balloon procedure lost more than three times the amount of weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months and were able to maintain significant weight loss six months after the removal of the device. The gastric balloon procedure allowed patients to achieve 38% excess weight loss. Combine with medication management and the nutrition guidance and fitness tips Nicholson Clinic offers, and you could lose as much as 50 percent of your excess weight in just six months. If further toning and tightening is desired, an abdominal wall reconstruction may be added as well, also leading to further weight loss as well as improved cosmetic appearance.



How Orbera® Works

A deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach and then it is filled to the size of a grapefruit. The entire process usually takes 20 minutes and most people go home hours later.

Are you a candidate? Only a physician can tell you whether or not Orbera® is right for you, that’s why a consultation is so important. But if you’ve tried diet and exercise without success, Orbera® might be the perfect tool for taking control of your eating behavior.

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* Individual weight loss may vary. Terms & conditions apply.

Orbera – $7,000 
* Does not include any pre-op and/or post-op prescriptions.

Costs included in the Orbera Procedure:

  • All pre- and post-operative office visits with Nicholson Clinic medical team (includes initial consultation and follow-up appointments monthly for 12 months after insertion)
  • Surgical fee for Nicholson Clinic doctors (includes placement and removal)
  • Hospital facility fee and anesthesiologist for removal
  • One dietitian visit

For more information about Orbera® Intragastric Balloon or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (972) 494-3100.

For full Important Safety Information please visit https://www.orbera.com/isi.

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