Is ORBERA365™ suited for every patient?
First, it should be determined whether the stomach is healthy i.e. whether there are any ulcers.
Eating disorders such as bulimia, severe mental disorders, malformations of the stomach or esophagus, pregnancy or alcohol and drug addiction, as well as the intake of blood coagulation inhibitors or blood thinning medications can be contradictory to this treatment. In rare cases there are further hindering factors.
In order to prevent risks, we are taking our time with each patient for thorough examination and questioning.
How is the gastric balloon inserted?
The limp balloon is inserted via the esophagus into the stomach. Then, using a syringe, it is inflated with a saline solution.
Is the procedure painful?
No, thanks to light anesthesia, the patient “sleeps” through the short procedure, not feeling a thing.
Does the patient immediately feel normal after the insertion and can go on with their regular life?
Throughout the first couple of days post insertion, almost every patient feels a little unwell, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and upset stomach.
However, the patient will receive medicine to help with those symptoms. During the first 3 days, any form of hard work and physical straining should be avoided.
How much weight can I lose with ORBERA365™?
In combination with competent dietary consulting and the willingness to exercise, a weight loss of 15 to 30 kilograms is possible. The more motivated the patient, the better their outcome!