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Join the thousands worldwide who’ve taken their weight-loss efforts to the next level.


As a patient, if you’ve been in the position where you try diet after diet, gym after gym, or lifestyle change after lifestyle change with no results, you may be at the breaking point. The thought of weight-loss surgery, however, makes many patients wary and keeps them rotating through the same cycle year after year, never truly getting the weight off.

If you’re beginning to feel like you are out of options, the ORBERA® weight loss balloon may be a great option for you to try. A non-invasive procedure, this gastric balloon is a two-part procedure approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients. Not only will ORBERA® help you lose weight, you will also begin to learn healthier eating and lifestyle habits. With practice and support, this time you can get the weight off and keep it off.


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Patients usually have quite a few questions about the procedure, and some of the more common questions and answers are below.

The first question often is, “How much can I lose?”


Like with every other procedure or diet and exercise program out there, this answer is different for everyone. When it comes to ORBERA®, patients do need to be ready to commit and put in the work. The gastric balloon will only help so far–making and sticking with positive health, diet, and lifestyle changes will keep the weight off. On average, ORBERA® patients lost 3.1 times the weight of other diet and exercise plans, and in US clinical trials, an average of 21.8 pounds per person. ORBERA® is fast-acting–patients see visible results in four months or even less in some cases.

This is often followed by, “How does it work?”


ORBERA® is a gastric balloon. This is a device that is placed in the stomach. It is already partially filled with saline, so this helps you to feel fuller faster. It helps control the portion size so patients do not eat as much in one sitting. The good news is, unlike restrictive or fad diets, there are no foods or food groups that are eliminated. Portions will be less, but you can eat what you like while exploring some healthier options. Within four months, patients see noticeable weight loss.

Far better than a doctor or physician answering questions in a Q&A session is hearing success stories from patients who have used the ORBERA® device with rampant success.


Clara Success

Meet Clara

Growing up, Clara was extremely active, but after starting a family, she put herself on the backburner. She knew that she had to make a change when her health started to take a negative turn, and the scale approached 300 pounds.

ORBERA® was the simple and non-surgical weight loss solution Clara was looking for to reshape her life. The procedure, which required no incisions and took only 15 minutes, was only a small investment compared to the years of healthy living that it could provide. Clara has lost a total of 70 pounds and has dropped from a size 22 to a size seven. Thanks to ORBERA®, Clara has become someone she is proud of and a role model for her entire family.


David Success

Meet David

ORBERA® is not just for women–it’s a great weight loss choice for men also. David, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, put on a total of roughly 60 lbs. over the course of several years. Partially due to stress at his job, David didn’t really notice how harmful the weight was until his doctor told him it was contributing to some serious health problems. 

Knowing he had to do something right away, David opted for the ORBERA® gastric balloon. Within several months, David had lost over 50 pounds with ORBERA®. Today, he feels comfortable in his own skin and even hired a fitness coach post-procedure to help him enjoy his new-found healthier lifestyle.


The next question that patients often ask about ORBERA® is, “Is it safe?”

Gastric balloons have been in use for over 20 years to help patients lose weight. ORBERA® is the culmination of years of research and design work for a device that causes very few side effects and helps patients rapidly lose weight in a manner of months. Over 220,000 ORBERA balloons have been placed around the globe, with a very low risk of serious side effects. Patients may feel nausea or vomiting directly after placement, but this is typically the only reported side effects post-procedure.


Mary Success

Meet Mary

If you follow instructions and work hard toward a healthier lifestyle, you can lose a lot of weight with ORBERA®. Mary works as a nurse practitioner in Chicago. Between the demands of her job and a busy schedule, Mary one day stepped on the scale and it read 230 pounds. 

Knowing she had to make an immediate change, Mary chose ORBERA®. Her experience in the healthcare field helped her choose this FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure. To date, Mary has lost 92 pounds with the help of ORBERA®. Today, she even participates in 10k races and is an avid hiker—things she couldn’t do before ORBERA®.


To finally take control of your health and get yourself back, talk to Carolina Digestive Health Associates about ORBERA® today to see if it’s right for you. Most patients experience results within four months and consider ORBERA® a lifesaver when it comes to weight loss.