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New Exciting Announcement…

Gastric Balloon – No incision Successful Weight Loss Alternative!

The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon System (weight loss “Gastric Balloon) has been FDA approved in the United States and the incision-less, non-surgical procedure is being performed by our bariatric team, New York Bariatrics & Laparoscopy (Drs. Vohra, Huang) here on Long Island!

The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon – A new weight loss solution in Long Island combines a gastric balloonin conjunction with a 12-month behavioral modification program for long-term weight loss success.

Recent trial studies have shown those with the balloon lost 3.1 times more weight than a control group on the behavioral modification program alone.

Are you a candidate?

Contact our office today at for a consultation!

What is The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon (gastric weight loss balloon)?

The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach for a six month period, in conjunction with a 12 month supervised diet and exercise modification program to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

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How is the gastric balloon inserted?

The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon is a non-surgical procedure done under mild sedation. The thin and deflated Orbera balloon is placed into the stomach (through your mouth) and is then filled with saline solution until the balloon is approximately the size of a grapefruit. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. Once the balloon is in place, the 12-month coaching program begins.

Who is a candidate for the Gastric Balloon?

  • The ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon System is a weight loss aid for adults suffering from obesity.
  • Candidate have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40.
  • Candidates have tried other weight loss programs, such as following supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs, but who were unable to lose weight and keep it off.

How is the balloon removed after six months?

At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed. Through a nonsurgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated and then removed. After the removal of the balloon, the supervised weight loss program continues for an additional 6 months.

Is this a new procedure?

The FDA just approved it in the U.S. in August 2015, however, over 200,000 procedures have been performed throughout the world in over 80 countries. The procedure is being performed by a limited number of surgeons chosen and we are proud to be of those group of initial physicians performing the procedure here on Long Island in Nassau County. Feel free to visit our office in Hewlett for a consultation.

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Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource, and should not be used for decisions about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a surgeon or your healthcare provider.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • American Medical Association