The Orbera weight loss balloon was approved by the FDA in 2015. It is a nonsurgical device, and is placed in the stomach endoscopically while the patient is under light sedation. The balloon is then filled with saline, and stays in place for 6 months. After 6 months the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed.
In clinical trials, patients who had the Orbera lost 3 times as much weight as patients who used diet and exercise alone.
Dr. Kurian offers the Orbera balloon at her NY locations. Please contact us if you would like to see if the weight loss balloon may be a good option for you.