There’s no “one size fits all” approach for gastric procedures.
What’s right for someone else may not be right for you.
That’s WLSA will recommend a procedure for you following an in-depth consultation between you and one of our specialists. Once we understand your unique circumstances then we can make real progress on your weight loss goals.
The Orbera intragastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure that involves placing a saline-filled balloon in the stomach. The gastric balloon is inserted through the oesophagus in a deflated state and then filled with saline while patients are under a low dose of anaesthetic.
As a guideline, the Obera intragastric balloon is designed to assist overweight individuals with a BMI between 27 and 35 with their weight loss journey. The procedure is suited to those who are looking for an alternative option to weight loss surgery, and are motivated and keen to to comply with a Healthy Outcomes Process Program.
The gastric balloon remains in the stomach for 6 months, and patients can expect to lose a significant percentage of excess weight during this time.
As with all of our treatments, a 12-month Healthy Outcomes Process Program, which includes support from a WLSA psychologist and dietician, compliments the procedure, assisting patients to maintain the weight loss after the balloon is removed.