The Orbera Balloon, also known as the Gastric Balloon, is a proven medical device for weight loss. This procedure works by inserting a deflated silicone Orbera Balloon into the stomach, via gastroscopy under light sedation. Once the Orbera is inserted it is then filled with saline solution to a size that suits the patients individual needs. The Orbera Balloon itself sits in the upper part of the stomach and stays in place for 6 months, during which time it aids portion control and allows the patient to feel full sooner on a smaller amount of food, therefore eating less. This is then complimented with a 12 month follow-up programme with Dr Reza Adib and 2 dietitian visits to assist you with your weight loss goals.
This includes: Insertion and removal of the Orbera Balloon performed by Dr Adib, Orbera Balloon Device, 12 months follow-up care post insertion with Dr Adib, Dietitian program post-op (6 months)
Additional Fees to be expected: Initial Dietitian Consultation: $145, Hospital Quote line:(for insertion and removal) (07)3344 9209, Anaesthetist Quote Line (insertion and removal)(07)3299 3227
Expected Weight Loss With Orbera
The Orbera weight loss average is 10-15kg in 6 months. The majority of a person's weight loss typically occurs during the first three months of treatment. The aim is to achieve an average of 1kg weight loss per week. The amount a patient may lose with Orbera Balloon depends on how well the programme is followed, and how they adapt to the eating and lifestyle changes.
Who Qualifies For Orbera Balloon?
The Orbera System is indicated for patients with a BMI of 27> (moderately overweight) and who are looking for a kick-start to weight loss. Patients also need to ensure they are motivated and ready to comply with a medically managed weight loss programme.
Who Is The Orbera Balloon Suited To?
The Orbera is suitable for people an ideal solution for those who are fed up with diets, pills and other weight loss programs that just haven’t worked.
Clinically proven for over 20 years
Over 220,000 implanted globally
Over 250 published clinical studies
Effective, managed weight loss
Nutritional and lifestyle support
Aids portion control
Non-permanent medical device
Can I access my Superannuation for the Orbera Balloon procedure?
No, the Orbera procedure is an elective cosmetic weight loss procedure and therefore you are unable to access superannuation.
A graphical guide of the Orbera Balloon procedure:
The Orbera balloon is inserted non-surgically through the mouth.
The Orbera balloon is put inplace within the stomach.
The Orbera balloon is filled.
The Orbera balloon is left in the stomach until time of removal.