Dr. Brengman Offers the Weight Loss Balloon (Orbera)

Dr. Matthew Brengman is offering Orbera – the newly approved weight loss ballon to his patients. This non-surgical approach to treating obesity is less invasive than bariatric surgery options, but can lead to substantial weight loss. The balloon is placed endoscopically, which means a tube is inserted through the patient’s mouth, while they are lightly sedated.  The balloon is placed in their stomach and then filled with saline. The balloon is later removed in a similar process. The entire placement procedure generally takes less than half an hour, and patients go home the same day. Here’s a brief animation of the process: