Orbera is the latest and greatest weight loss treatment plan offered at Surgical Associates of South Florida, LLC in South Miami, FL. If you want to lose weight permanently, this could be an option for you. Read on to discover everything this gastric balloon treatment has to offer.
What Is Orbera?
Orbera is a non-surgical weight-loss method that uses a gastric-balloon to help adult patients lose up to 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone. This FDA-approved treatment is quickly gaining popularity because it’s a simple and effective way to help patients lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle. These two elements keep the weight off for good.
How Does It Work?
This gastric balloon treatment takes up space in the stomach to help individuals feel fuller faster when eating. The feeling of fullness helps you naturally eat less food, and over time the calories you don’t eat add up and result in weight loss. This treatment encourages patients to eat healthier portion sizes.
7 Things to Know About Gastric Balloon Treatment
Orbera is one of the best ways to lose significant amounts of weight, but it’s not for everyone. Below we look at the top seven things you need to know about gastric balloon treatment.
1. BMI Range Requirement
Patients eligible for this gastric balloon treatment fall within the BMI (body mass index) range of 30 to 40. This treatment is often suitable for those who do not qualify for other medically assisted weight loss methods.
Individuals with a BMI exceeding this 40 should schedule a consultation with Dr. Keshavarzi to discuss their options.
2. Non-Surgical Treatment
Orbera isn’t surgery, and that is appealing to our patients. We place the deflated intragastric balloon into the stomach through the esophagus. After placement, we fill the balloon with a saline solution to inflate it.
3. Fast Process
The placement process takes only ten to twenty minutes, which is must faster than most alternative medically assisted weight loss options.
The gastric balloon stays in your stomach for six months after treatment. During this period, you can expect to lose between 20 and 60 pounds. You’ll lose the most weight during the first three months of treatment while your body gets used to eating less.
This treatment is unique because it’s more than merely a gastric balloon. During treatment, we provide you with all the tools you need to embrace a new, healthy lifestyle, including:
- Free initial consultation
- A six-week HCG assisted diet plan
- Monthly lipotropic injections
- Hormone optimization
- Free support groups
- Nutritional and exercise counseling
- Success monitoring
- Body fat analysis and monitoring
- Weight loss incentive program
- Six multidisciplinary follow-up visits
Eligibility for this treatment is contingent upon your willingness to participate in the medically supervised aspects of the program.
6. Travel and Active Lifestyle Approved
We have patients who fly to us for treatment and fly home right after. Not only is travel and an active lifestyle approved when undergoing this treatment, but we encourage it. It’s safe to travel by plane, hike, skydive, scuba dive, or any in physical activity you feel comfortable with during treatment. Physical activity is an integral part of maintaining a healthy weight.
7. Financing Is Available
When you are ready to take control of your weight loss goals, financing the treatment need not put a strain on your budget. We offer financing options through Care Credit or Prosper. Payment plans offered include those that do not charge interest for 6 to 24 months, and you can spread payments out for as long as 60 months. We also offer our patients exclusive bridal packages for your special day.
Contact Surgical Associates of South Florida
Join the thousands of satisfied patients who have used the Orbera approach to shed pounds fast. Contact us today at Surgical Associates of South Florida, LLC in South Miami, FL to schedule your initial consultation.