How much weight can you lose with Orbera?

You can typically expect to lose between 20 and 50 pounds. The amount you lose depends on your starting weight and your ability to implement and maintain a new diet and exercise regimen. It is imperative to continue the new exercise regimen after the gastric balloon is removed, or you will regain the weight.

How long does it take to lose weight with Orbera?

Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight long term.

How long does Orbera balloon last?

ORBERA Gastric Balloon Removal YOU MUST have your ORBERA® removed no later than 6 months (180 days) after it is placed. The balloon can deflate if it is left in place longer than 6 months (a deflated balloon can cause death from bowel obstruction or other health problems).

What should I eat after Orbera?

Approximately two to three days after your Orbera™ Gastric Balloon procedure you can begin to incorporate more filling liquids, like protein shakes and strained soups, into your diet….Recommended foods:

  • Low-fat yogurt.
  • Weak Coffee.
  • Nonfat Milk.

Can you drink coffee with gastric balloon?

Weak tea and coffee are also allowed though should not be your main source of fluids. You should avoid drinks with too much gas. Fizzy drinks can cause a great deal of discomfort with a gastric balloon.

Can you overeat with a gastric balloon?

You will not feel like eating as much as you used to. In addition, if you eat fatty or sweet foods, you may feel sick. Excessive overeating while the gastric balloon is in place can be dangerous and can result in a serious medical condition.

Who qualifies for Orbera?

Those who qualify for Orbera are adults with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise. Furthermore, one must be willing to make healthy lifestyle changes and remain medically supervised throughout the program.

Does Orbera really work?

In a trial involving 255 patients, individuals receiving the Orbrera device “lost an average of 21.8 pounds (10.2% of their body weight) after the device had been in place for six months,” according to the FDA.

Can you eat pasta with gastric balloon?

Possible problem foods There may be foods after an intra-gastric balloon insertion that some people find difficult to tolerate and feel like they get ‘stuck’ or may make you sick. These include; firm or dry red and white meat, bread, rice and pasta.