Weight-Loss Balloon

Portion control & better eating habits with ORBERA® in Nashville & Memphis

Orbera Balloon: Non-Surgical Weight Loss

ORBERA® is an FDA-approved weight loss system that goes beyond a diet and exercise program, yet does not require surgery. Patients on average lose 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone. It is designed to last 6 months. SPECIAL OFFER until 9/30/2022: Get $500 OFF Orbera!

Orbera slows your digestion so that you eat smaller portions during meals, and less often. Over the course of your 6-month treatment it becomes a tool for learning how to take control of your body without the need of weight loss surgery.

Both placement and removal of the weight-loss balloon are non-surgical procedures that are performed in under 30 minutes. NEW: Now also available at our Memphis location!


Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the surgeon you will meet with in a personal consultation.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The ORBERA® balloon takes up space in your stomach during the 6-month program. This reduces your feelings of hunger and allows you to learn better eating habits. We will follow up with you monthly and help work on your diet. These new habits typically enable you to keep off the weight after removal of the balloon. Learn more>>

Your BMI should be between 30-40 for Orbera to be safe and effective. Some candidates with BMIs of 41-42 may also qualify, but please call us first for a pre-screening. Learn more>>

You can expect weight loss anywhere from 30-50 lbs with he Orbera balloon. Some patients are able to lose even more. The biggest drop in weight typically happens at 1-2 months after placement. The rest of the 6-month period is dedicated to learning improved eating habits. Learn more>>

Studies have shown that patients maintain their weight loss through dieting post-removal of the balloon. Most patients adapt to their new, healthy lifestyle they have learned through the six months of “training.” Learn more>>

It happens only rarely, but the balloon could indeed rupture. This means that the saline solution it is filled with would leak into the stomach, which is harmless. However, you would no longer feel full after eating, as the balloon would no longer do its job, and your doctor would have to remove the deflated balloon.

Gastric balloons are FDA-approved and have been around for over 20 years. The placement and removal does not involve surgery and can be done in a brief, minimally-invasive procedure under IV sedation. Should a balloon rupture (an extremely rare event), it wouldn’t be harmful in any form. Learn more>>

Initially, the placement of the balloon can cause nausea. This is a very normal reaction, and in most patients it passes quickly. Our surgeon typically prescribes medication to counteract any nausea that might occur. Learn more>>

The average person loses about 3x more weight with Orbera than with diet and exercise alone. By taking up space in your stomach, the balloon also takes away your feeling of constant hunger. This teaches you to adapt to smaller portion sizes, without the hunger pangs. Most patients experience drastic weight loss in just 1-2 months after placement of the balloon. This early success makes it more comfortable to exercise, which again helps with additional weight loss. Learn more>>

Gastric bypass surgery is an invasive surgery typically performed under general anesthesia. It has a more difficult recovery and leaves scars.

A gastric balloon is placed endoscopically in a 20-minute procedure that does not require any surgical incisions. The removal after 6 months is performed the same way. It does not result in any scars.

No. Liposuction is not a weight-loss program. It is meant for people who are already relatively close to their target weight and want to remove pockets of fat that have proved resistant to diet and exercise. However, the Orbera gastric balloon is a great first step to get to your target weight, which would then allow you to slim down remaining problem areas with liposuction. Learn more>>


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