ORBERA is a “weight loss balloon”.  In studies, participants lost over 3 times the weight with ORBERA compared to diet and exercise alone

With over 220,000 placements worldwide, ORBERA has been found to be safe and effective, and recently earned FDA approval.


What is ORBERA™ and how would the program work for me?
When you choose to lose weight with ORBERA, you’re taking part in a comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results.

It starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion
control.  The ORBERA balloon takes up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals. The balloon is temporary. The placement and the removal is done without surgery or any incisions, and generally takes less than half an hour.


In addition, you will receive coaching from a team of experts, which may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist. This coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months of weight loss support from our team.

How is the balloon placed?

The balloon is placed with a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative. The thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach, down the throat. It is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home that day.
After six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative. It is deflated first then removed.


ORBERA: Inflated and deflated


What to Expect
The weight loss with the balloon is rapid, and we generally see the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment.  The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.

Who qualifies for ORBERA?
To qualify for ORBERA™, you should be an adult with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40. (You can calculate your BMI here.) You should be willing to participate in a medically supervised program.

If you’re interested in finding out more about ORBERA, please contact Dr. Sharaiha here.