Here’s how it works…
If you are found to be a suitable candidate after examination, the approximately 20-minute procedure is done in-office, and most patients go home after a two-hour recovery period. The procedure starts with mild sedation, then the deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. The balloon is then filled with a sterile saline solution using a syringe, until it is about the size of a grapefruit. After six months, the balloon is removed, again using an endoscope.
As with all of our weight-loss options, we have a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist and dietitian to support you on your weight-loss journey. The Orbera is a two-step program – for the first six months with the balloon in place you lose a large amount of weight and learn portion-control skills, while for the next six months, post-removal, you get continued support to maintain your new lifestyle habits.
Insertion & Removal of the Balloon
Meet your specialist
Dr Hussam is a member of the British Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) and a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery, and practices at Novomed Centers in Dubai. He is an expert in both surgical and non-surgical weight loss interventions