Top 5 Benefits of the Obera Gastric Balloon

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Posted: June 18th, 2020
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The Obera™ gastric balloon is an excellent weight loss alternative to bariatric surgery. Learn more about its top five benefits.

 

If you struggle with obesity and diet and exercise alone haven’t delivered the right results, it’s time to change your life with a new weight loss solution. The good news is that there are many treatments out there, from surgical options like the gastric bypass to non-invasive alternatives like the gastric balloon

The Obera™ gastric balloon is a quick, safe, and non-invasive weight loss solution. During the procedure, a soft gastric balloon is placed in your stomach to make it easier for you to exercise portion control. You can reach your weight loss goals in as little as a year and the Obera™ balloon can help patients lose 48 percent more weight than other FDA-approved gastric balloons. 

Curious about this weight loss alternative? Check out the gastric balloon’s top five benefits.

1. Feel Full with Less

Dieting is one of the trickiest parts of losing weight. Not only do you have to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet — full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins — but you also have to manage your portions. This can be especially challenging for emotional eaters or people who have struggled with their weight since childhood.

A gastric balloon is one of the best weight loss solutions geared toward portion control. During the procedure, a bariatric surgeon inserts a soft silicone balloon into your stomach and fills it with a sterile saline solution. The balloon expands to about the size of a grapefruit. With the balloon in your stomach, you’ll eat less food and feel fuller longer from the food you do eat. This is key to managing your portions and achieving significant weight loss.

2. Lose Weight Without Surgery

Many people hesitate to have bariatric surgery because they’re nervous about undergoing an invasive procedure. Fortunately, a gastric balloon is an excellent option for patients who are looking for a non-surgical alternative to weight loss surgery. 

The Obera™ balloon is inserted into your stomach through your esophagus while you are mildly sedated. No pain, no general anesthesia, no lengthy hospital stay. On average, the entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. This surgery-free option delivers fantastic results, with most patients losing 20 to 50 pounds.

3. Recover Faster

The Obera™ gastric balloon is a non-surgical outpatient procedure. Since there are no incisions or stitches involved, there’s no need for a hospital stay of any kind. As soon as the balloon is safely and painlessly inserted and the mild sedation wears off, you’ll be ready to go home. Many of our clients love their gastric balloon because it gets them started on their journey to better health as soon as possible. 

4. Lose More Weight than with Diet and Exercise Alone

A common misconception about weight loss procedures is that they eliminate the need for diet and exercise. In fact, lifestyle changes are more important than ever with a gastric balloon. For the first six months of your journey, you’ll naturally consume less food, lose weight, and retrain your brain to better anticipate when you’re feeling full. But that’s only half of the battle. In order to keep the weight off for good, you’ll need to exercise in order to rev up your metabolism and build lean muscle.  

With the Obera™ system, you’ll also be supported by a team of specialists and experts who will help you create a diet and exercise program that works for you. You’re more likely to stick to your weight loss goals with an experienced team in your corner. The Obera™ gastric balloon helps you lose three times more weight than diet and exercise alone because it makes these essential steps easier to sustain. 

5. Keep the Weight Off with Coaching

The Obera™ gastric balloon is not a permanent solution — you only have the balloon in your stomach for six months. However, this doesn’t mean that your amazing weight loss success will stop. During those six months with the balloon, you’ll also be developing healthy lifestyle habits that will help you keep the weight off for years to come. 

After the balloon is removed, you’ll start the second half of the clinically proven Obera™ system — world-class weight loss coaching. Your Obera™ specialist, professional dietician, and exercise psychologist will work closely with you to keep you motivated and craft a program specially designed to help you reach your weight loss goals. At the end of your 12 months, you’ll be slimmer, mentally and physically stronger, and better equipped to maintain your weight loss for the rest of your life.  

Start Your Journey Today!

If you’re ready to shed those stubborn pounds for good, contact the weight loss specialists at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. Our experts will give you more information about the Obera™ gastric balloon, and get you started on your journey to a happier, healthier you.