Brighton Bariatrics are now offering the Orbera™ weight loss balloon in Brighton and Hove.
If you are one of the thousands of people who have tried dieting the 'traditional' way without success, then you may need help of a different kind.
Brighton Bariatrics offer another option for people who want to lose weight but don't want or qualify for more drastic measures like surgery. If you have a BMI of 27* or more, the Orbera™ weight loss balloon could be the ideal solution for you.
Orbera™ is a soft, saline filled silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach for six months. The balloon is designed to partially fill your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness. In medical terms this is called ‘satiety’. It will aim to make you feel less hungry, and you should also feel fuller more quickly after small meals.
And because you should feel more satiated, you should find it easier to make the changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you keep the weight off once the balloon is removed. Orbera™ does not involve surgery nor does it require long-term drug therapy. It is placed and removed during a simple 20-30 minute ‘endoscopic’ procedure, during which you will be mildly sedated.
Once the balloon is in place, Spire Healthcare can provide you with dietary advice and support to help you make the changes to your diet and lifestyle that are necessary to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Orbera™ is a simple tool that is designed to give you the extra help you need to adjust to a healthier lifestyle.
Patients treated with Orbera™ can usually expect to have significant weight loss during the six months the balloon is in place.
A published European clinical study (2005) of 2,515 patients using Orbera™ found the average weight loss after 6 months was 20kg1.
Remember, the amount of weight you lose and how long you maintain that weight loss will depend on how well you adopt lifestyle changes related to eating and exercise. Spire Healthcare are able to provide dietary and lifestyle advice to help you make the changes needed.
*Orbera™ is not licensed for use in patients with a BMI lower than 27.
To find out more about our weight loss services and which one is right for you, please contact the Brighton Bariatrics on 01273 828 148 or send us an enquiry.
1. Reference: Genco A, Bruni T, Doldi SB et al. BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon: The Italian Experience with 2,515 Patients. Obesity Surgery 2005; 15:1161-1164
To book an appointment with one of our specialists, please contact Brighton Bariatrics on 01273 828 148 or send us an enquiry.
At Brighton Bariatrics, our Consultant Bariatric Surgeons Mr Goldie Khera and Mr Khaled Hamdan offer free 15 minute consultations for patients wishing to know more about the different options available to them.
The Obera Balloon is available from £5,399.
Interest-free medical loans are available on request. Any extra consultations before you decide on your Bariatric surgery package will be extra.
Prices correct as of August 2016 and may fluctuate in the future – please get in touch to discuss exact price with our Montefiore self-pay team.