ORBERA GASTRIC BALLOON SYSTEM

The breakthrough non-surgical weight loss alternative that gives you the extra help for a healthier lifestyle. Now available at the Artesia General Hospital.

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What is Orbera™?

The Orbera system is a two-part program designed as a safe and effective weight loss solution. The first part of the system is an inflatable silicone balloon that is placed endoscopically in your stomach to reinforce proper portion control.

This non-surgical procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes to perform and is done under mild sedation. The second part of the Orbera™ system includes coaching to help with diet and exercise with your own personalized weight loss plan. Visit Orbera.com to learn more.

Quick Facts

  • FDA Approved
  • Safe and Effective Weight Loss Solution
  • No Surgery
  • No Scars
  • 20 – 30 Minute Procedure
  • 20-year Clinical History
  • Most patients can go home the same day after procedure
  • More than 220,000 devices implemented worldwide

Schedule an appointment with Artesia’s finest providers to see if the Orbera system is right for you.
Call today: 575-748-8526

Meet Our Providers

The ONLY team in New Mexico to offer the new Obera Intragastric Balloon Weight-Loss System

 

Shahriar Anoushfar, DO, FACS, FACOS

General Surgeon / Gastroenterology

Terah Maupin Sexton PA-C

General Surgery / Gastroenterology

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL I BE AWAKE DURING THE ENDOSCOPIC PLACEMENT OF THE INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON?

You will be lightly sedated during the procedure.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

The procedure takes 20-30 minutes and most patients go home the same day.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY?

Make plans for at least 3 days of inactivity to allow your body time to adjust.

WILL THE ORBERA LIMIT MY ACTIVITY?

Heavy activity shoud be avoided during the first week to allow your body time to adjust to the balloon. You can however continue your regular activities.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS AFTER THE PLACEMENT?

Symptoms of nausea, cramping and vomiting may occur during the first three to five days, however side effects vary. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and drink plenty of fluids. You may be prescribed additional medication to help with your discomfort.

HOW LONG WILL THE ORBERA BALLOON STAY IN MY STOMACH?

After six months, the balloon is removed through a non-surgical procedure done under mild sedation.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?

After six months with the Orbera™ two-part program, people lose an average 3.1x the weight patients lose with diet and exercise alone.

IS THE ORBERA PROCEDURE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?

This procedure is not currently covered by insurance. Financing is available through CareCredit for qualifying patients.

More questions about Orbera? Call us at: 575-748-8526