Many people are overweight but would prefer non-surgical options. The gastric balloon makes non-surgical weight loss possible.
The Orbera® weight loss balloon offers a simple way of reducing hunger sensations while cutting calorie in-take in the process.
Learn more about getting an intragastric balloon at the Plano, TX, practice of Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III...
What Is a Gastric Balloon?
A gastric balloon is a balloon that is placed into a patient's stomach using an endoscope. When the balloon is in place, it is filled with a safe saline solution until it is approximately the size of a grapefruit. The balloon remains inside of the patient's stomach for six months until it is deflated and removed.
The balloon takes up considerable space in the patient's stomach, which limits the amount of food consumed and reduces feelings of hunger. The restricted calorie consumption helps patients burn existing stores of body fat, which promotes significant weight loss even in just six months' time.
FDA-Approved Weight Loss Treatment
In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Orbera intragastric balloon for non-surgical weight loss treatment in people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40.
See how the balloon is placed...
The Benefits of a Gastric Balloon
Weight Loss without Surgical RecoveryGetting a balloon placed will not require lengthy downtime or time off. Patients return home the same day without incisions or the need for prescription pain killers.
A Record of EffectivenessAccording to clinical trials, patients with the Orbera® intragastric balloon lost 3.1 times more weight in six months than people who relied on diet and exercise alone.
The Procedure Is ReversibleIf the balloon needs to be removed at any time before the end of the weight loss treatment, it can be safely and easily deflated and extracted without harming the patient's health.
Do You Offer Other Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions?
In some cases, Dr. Cribbins might recommend Dr. Andrew Khalil who is board certified in obesity medicine for FDA-approved prescription medications for weight loss. Currently, four types have been approved for long-term use:
- Bupropion-naltrexone (CONTRAVE®)
- Liraglutide (Saxenda®)
- Orlistat (Xenical®)
- Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia®)
We will take several factors, such as your BMI and any preexisting health conditions, into account in order to find the best treatment for you.
"Wonderful, friendly, and professional." Helping Plano, TX, Patients with Weight Loss Needs
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Cribbins! He is warm and very personable. He takes time to answer all of your questions and concerns thoughtfully. Barbara, his medical assistant, is very helpful. Returning all of my phone calls and providing follow up to me promptly and professionally. His entire staff is spectacular!! You will be treated like an individual here and not just another patient. You won’t fall through the cracks or be forgotten here. Highly recommend!View on Google
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About Orbera Non-Surgical Weight Loss
Developed by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., Orbera is the leading gastric balloon system in the world. The Orbera gastric balloon provides a helpful alternative to weight loss surgery, and better results than other balloon systems on the market.
The Gastric Balloon Procedure What Patients Can Expect
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