Learn More About the Benefits of the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon


If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon can help you safely and effectively reach your goals. The weight loss solution, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is often recommended to patients who are hesitant about undergoing bariatric surgery. The balloon is made of soft, durable silicone, and helps patients control food portions by stimulating a full feeling. Placement of the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is performed endoscopically during a quick and simple procedure. Dr. Joseph Naim is a certified provider of this exciting treatment option, and can discuss the benefits of ORBERA™ with you at his practices in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County.

Why ORBERA™ is Different

The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is an excellent choice for many patients who have exhausted more conservative weight loss options. Many patients do not feel ready to pursue bariatric surgery, and a substantial number are not qualified due to a variety of risk factors. The ORBERA™ balloon can often achieve comparable results to more invasive procedures. In fact, the full course of treatment has helped patients lose, on average, 3.1 times more weight in six months than those who made dietary and exercise changes alone. Placing the ORBERA™ balloon takes under half an hour, and most patients can return home the same day.

Fast and Effective

Bariatric surgery requires time to recover, limiting patients' ability to exercise and start working towards their results. With the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, you can begin pursuing your healthy lifestyle goals almost immediately after placement.

In combination with the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System's 12-month coaching program, this treatment can help you rapidly change your diet and your figure.

We fill the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon with saline until it reaches about the size of a grapefruit, and the effects are instant. This immediately allows you greater control over your portions by limiting your stomach’s capacity. In combination with the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System's 12-month coaching program, the balloon can help you rapidly change your diet and your figure.

No Incisions and No Scarring

Before the procedure, patients are given a mild sedative, which helps their body relax while the balloon is inserted. It is important to understand that this method of placement does carry a small risk of bleeding or infection in the esophagus. Dr. Naim will ensure that the balloon is properly placed and secure before you are released, and you will be provided with information to begin making healthy choices during your treatment.

Because the balloon is placed endoscopically, the entire treatment requires no incisions and results in no scarring. After the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is removed six months later, most patients will show no lasting signs of treatment, other than a significantly improved figure.

Find Out if the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is Right for You

If you have been trying to lose weight and continually fail to see the results you want, the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon may be right for you. Contact our practice to speak with Dr. Naim about your treatment options today.