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ORBERA™

South Georgia Medical Center now offers the ORBERA™ managed weight loss system, performed by affiliated physicians. Patients experience 3.1 times the weight loss than diet and exercise alone. ORBERA™is a safe and effective weight loss solution with over 220,000 placements worldwide. 

What is ORBERA™?

  • Comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see. With ORBERA™ patients on average lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone
  • Starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control.
  • The ORBERA™ balloon take up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals.
  • Balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions
  • Patients will receive coaching from a team of experts, which may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist
  • Coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months 

The Procedure: Placement and removal

  • Non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach. 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 the very same day
  • At 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 

What to Expect

  • The weight loss is rapid with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment
  • On average patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone 
  • The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results 

To qualify for ORBERA™, you should:

  • Be an adult 
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program 

ORBERA™ Advantage

  • After six months with the ORBERA™ two-part program, people lost an average 3.1x the weight patients lost with diet & exercise alone.
  • Proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed. 
  • A more than 20 year history of helping thousands of people lose weight. 
  • More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • With the FDA approval of ORBERA™, patients now have a safe and effective treatment option.

Specialist

Performed by by SGMC Affiliated Gastroenterologist Maria Castellano, MD.
Dr. Castellano is Board Certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology. 

Call 229-588-4688 for more information.