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Gastric Bypass Frequently Asked Questions
How big is the Orbera ballon?
The balloon typically takes up 1/3 of a patients stomach, helping you feel fuller faster! Eat less, drop pounds! Plus, he size of the balloon is customizable to fit your weight loss goals.
What is the gastric balloon filled with?
The intragastric balloon is filled with sterile saline.
How much weight will I lose?
Studies have proven the weight loss balloon system is 3 times more effective than dieting and exercising alone! On average following the unique Orbera intragastric balloon system patients lost an average of 22 pounds in 6 months. *Results are not guaranteed and may vary. Orbera™ Trademark owned by Apollo Endosurgery
Can I drink alcohol with the weight loss balloon?
Yes, you can drink alcohol, but alcohol has a lot of calories so moderation is always key.
What if the gastric balloon pops inside stomach?
The salien inside the balloon is tinted blue so your pee would turn green. Saline is simply salt water, so it’s safe for your body if the balloon popped. That said, should you notice a change in the color of your urine contact your doctor right away.
Is it safe to get the gastric weight loss balloon if I am pregnant?
If you are having fertility issues losing weight is a key component to helping women conceive faster. However, the balloon is not safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is the gastric balloon safe?
The gastric balloon is a safe and non-surgical. Though complications are rare, you will be working with your doctor directly and a team to guide you through your six months of the balloon. Should you think something is wrong with your balloon, please contact your physician immediately.
Is the gastric balloon permanent?
No. The intragastric weight loss balloon will only be in your body for six months. It is not safe to keep it in longer. The coaching and weight loss program lasts for an entire year though so once the balloon is removed you will be working with experts to help keep the pounds off. The balloon is not a permanent procedure and the weight loss is not permanent. They key is to change your lifestyle and Orbera is a comprehensive system to kick-start your weight loss with a team of experts by your side.