Gastric Balloon

The orbera® intra-gastric balloon

The Orbera® intragastric balloon is a relatively new weight loss device, for patients who are a little overweight and want a helping hand to starting a healthier way of living.

It is a soft, silicone balloon, about the size of a mango, which is inserted into the stomach and remains inside for 6 months. The balloon acts a little like a valve and most patients find they have a greatly reduced appetite and can lose a lot of weight quite quickly (over 2 to 3 months). The average weight loss is in between 10kg to 15kg.