Orbera™ Gastric Balloon at Surgical Associates of South Florida
Many times, losing weight can feel like an uphill battle. If you’re looking for a way to kickstart your weight loss and set the stage for new, healthier habits, you may want to consider the ORBERA™ gastric balloon for weight loss. At Surgical Associates of South Florida, Dr. Keshavarzi is dedicated to providing comprehensive, one-on-one bariatric care to all of their patients. If you’d like more information about their practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact Surgical Associates of South Florida today!
How Orbera™ Weight Loss Balloon Works
Frequently Asked Questions
ORBERA™ is an FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss method that can help patients shed excess weight while allowing them to gradually change their lifestyle habits to promote health and wellness. On average, the ORBERA™ gastric balloon for weight loss allows patients to lose 3.1 times the weight they would through diet and exercise practices alone. This procedure is quickly gaining popularity because of the simple, easy, and effective way it helps patients both lose and keep off weight.
During treatment, a deflated intragastric balloon is inserted into the patient’s stomach through the esophagus. Once inside the stomach, a saline solution is used to inflate the balloon. This entire process typically takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. Once this procedure is performed, the gastric balloon is left inside the stomach for six months. There, the ORBERA™ gastric balloon takes up enough space to allow patients to feel fuller more quickly and encourage the consumption of healthier portion sizes. This dramatic decrease in the amount of food each patient takes in allows them to quickly lose weight, most significantly within the first three months of receiving the gastric balloon. Over the remaining three months, patients have enough time to make lasting changes to their diet and exercise habits that help them maintain a healthy, steady weight once the balloon has been removed. This transition is made easier through individualized coaching and guidance provided by our practice’s medical weight loss experts.At Surgical Associates of South Florida, our goal is to help patients both lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Keshavarzi has developed a fully comprehensive plan that includes everything from psychological to nutritional support, with additional appetite control and hormonal optimization therapies.
• Free initial consultation • Hormone optimization • 6-week HCG assisted diet plan • Monthly lipotropic injections • Body fat composition analysis and monitoring • Digital archiving of monthly successes • Free support groups • Nutritional and exercise counseling • Weight loss incentive program • 6 multidisciplinary follow-up visits over the course of the program Our practice also offers patients access to exclusive bridal packages. Contact our office directly for more information.
To qualify for an ORBERA™ gastric balloon, interested patients must be adults, have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 and 40, and be willing to participate in the medically supervised portions of the program. This procedure is particularly useful for individuals that are unable to undergo other types of medical-assisted weight loss.At Surgical Associates of South Florida, Dr. Keshavarzi has a passion for providing patients with personalized bariatric care. If you think an ORBERA™ gastric balloon could help you reach your weight loss goals, contact Surgical Associates of South Florida today to schedule a free consultation appointment. Offering Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss for patients in the Miami, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay areas.
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Meet Dr. Reza KeshavarziDr. Reza Keshavarzi is a board certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine with high honors in 2005 and embarked on his residency in general surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Dr. Keshavarzi also completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy, Bariatric & Robotic surgery at Jackson South Community Hospital. He is on medical staff at Jackson South Community Hospital, Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Fisherman’s Community Hospital as well as several out-patient surgical/endoscopy centers. He has access to the most state of art equipment for optimal results for his patients. Dr. Keshavarzi prides himself in providing caring compassionate and personalized care with time-proven results. He makes himself available to his patients at all times and treats them like family members. He enjoys spending one on one time with his patients, coaching and educating them every step of the way.
I lost 30 lbs. with ORBERA and kept the weight off for 5 years. – Andrew