WHAT IS ORBERA®?
ORBERA® IS A CLINICALLY PROVEN APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS.
This program is a medically-designed program that specifically targets weight loss.
It is non-invasive and does not require surgery for the device to be placed within the stomach.
This is a bariatric procedure with the objective of promoting achievable weight-loss outcomes and sustainable, healthy gastric habits that can be easily complimented with minimal lifestyle changes to drive positive long-term benefits.
IT IS NON-SURGICAL
The Orbera procedure is non-surgical.
The device is not permanently inserted into your body, nor are any parts of the digestive system altered in any irreversible way. The deflated device endoscopically placed into the stomach. During this procedure, you will be mildly sedated to limit your natural gag-reflex.
The objective of the device is to help teach portion control – a critical aspect of maintain a healthy weight. You are essentially rewiring your brain to ‘eat less’. The device is adjustable in the amount of volume it occupies in the stomach and can be further inflated or deflated with a harmless saline solution. The greater the volume the balloon occupies in the stomach, the quicker feelings of satiety set in once you begin eating.
This procedure take about 20 minutes.
Once the mild aneasthetic wears off, complete awareness of your surrounding and faculties return quickly. Although you will remain in the clinic for a short period of time for observation.
LOSING WEIGHT WITH ORBERA®
Over the duration of the Orbera device being used in bariatric procedures, a significant body of evidence has been compiled that shows average weight loss results of 10kg – 15kg over the initial 6-month phase 1 period.
This figure is not absolute depends on factors to do with the patient, including their initial weight and their adjustment the lifestyle changes required.
At the completion phase 1 , evidence also suggests that patients lost more than 3 X the weight they would have lost through conventional means. These results are again dependent on the nature of the patient’s ability to adapt to change and also their starting weight.
HOW IS THE ORBERA® NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The device is inserted endoscopically via a process known as a ‘gastroscopic procedure.’ With the patient under mild sedation, the deflated balloon is fed down the oesophagus and into the stomach where it is slowly inflated using a sterile salt-water solution. This procedure is short, taking only roughly 20 minutes. After 6-months, the initial part of the program is completed and the device is removed under the same conditions it was inserted. Phase 2 begins at this point, and the team at Tasmanian Anti Obesity will continue to support you into this new chapter of your weight loss journey.