There are several different surgical procedures that can help patients lose and manage their weight. This article focuses on one such procedure - the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon. We’ll talk about what it is and how it can help patients lose weight with a minimally invasive procedure.
What is the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon?
The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon is weight loss method that falls between a surgical and non-surgical solution. Many weight loss surgeries require invasive procedures with drawn-out recoveries. The ORBERA procedure is minimally invasive and is a great option for many patients who have tried conservative options (dieting and drug therapy) to no avail.
The ORBERA Procedure
The ORBERA procedure is simple. Your gastroenterologist inserts the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon into the stomach via an endoscope. This procedure is minimally invasive, and only requires a tiny incision. That means patients experience less pain and faster recovery compared to other, more invasive procedures.
The comprehensive, two-part program takes a holistic approach to weight loss, combining the use of an intragastric balloon with an individually tailored support program to tackle dietary, psychological, and exercise strategies to assist adult patients in losing and maintaining weight. You'll feel more satisfied and naturally eat less - helping you lose up to 3.1 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone.
Gastroenterology Clinics in Minnesota
If you’d like to learn more about the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon procedure and whether you are a good candidate, contact Bhatti GI today. Dr. Ahsan Bhatti is one of the premier gastroenterologists in the state of Minnesota, with more than 40,000 advanced GI procedures performed over his two decades of experience. At Bhatti GI, we work one-on-one with each patient we treat to provide the best possible care. Contact Bhatti GI consultants today to schedule your appointment with one of our Minnesota GI specialists. Our clinics are located in Edina and Chaska, but we treat patients throughout Minnesota.