Orbera Gastric Balloon

Krishna Rayapudi, MD DABOM

Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine located in Hilliard, Ohio, also serving residents in the greater Columbus area.
Orbera Gastric Balloon

Orbera® gastric balloon can help you lose unhealthy weight without permanently altering your stomach. Krishna Rayapudi, MD, at Aliva Weight Loss in Hilliard and Columbus, Ohio, is a Gastroenterologist and Obesity Medicine specialist who offers Orbera gastric balloon procedure, serving residents in the greater Columbus area. Are you considering weight loss surgery but have concerns about permanently changing your stomach? Call ALIVA Weight Loss today or book an appointment online.

Orbera Gastric Balloon Q & A

What is the Orbera gastric balloon?

The Orbera gastric balloon is a medical device that helps with weight loss. It’s a minimally invasive and reversible treatment that combines weight loss surgery with diet and lifestyle changes that help you reach your weight goals without permanently changing your stomach.

Using an endoscope, the gastroenterologist at Aliva Weight Loss places the balloon in your stomach and fills it with saline, limiting the space in your stomach. This causes you to feel full faster,longer and eat less.

The Orbera gastric balloon remains in place for six months, and then it’s removed.


How much weight loss could be expected?

Most of our prior patients at www.gastrooffice.com lost between 30-50 lbs.  Upto 10% of total body weight loss could be expected. 



Does this procedure involve surgery? 

None at all. It is done via simple endoscopic procedure. 


What weight range is suitable for the Orbera balloon procedure?

 Only for BMI between 30-40 
Check your BMI here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.html.We could work with you to lower your BMI below 40 if you are slightly higher so you become eligible. 


I have a BMI of 30. Can I get the Orbera gastric balloon?

If you’re an adult with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 and willing to undertake medically supervised weight loss, you could benefit from the Orbera gastric balloon.

Orbera gastric balloon also makes a good choice for people who must lose weight before they can safely undergo weight loss surgery.


How is the Orbera gastric balloon placed?

At your consultation, your provider at ALIVA Weight Loss explains what you can expect during the placement of the Orbera gastric balloon. You’re given medication to help you relax before they insert the endoscope in your mouth.

They advance the endoscope into your stomach, evaluating the esophagus and stomach to ensure that you have no health problems that could make placing the balloon unsafe. Such health problems include a large hiatal hernia or stomach ulcer.

Once in the stomach, the gastroenterologist inserts the balloon and fills it with saline, enlarging it to take up about one-third of your stomach. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes.

Follow a liquid diet while your stomach adjusts to the gastric balloon, and then slowly advance to a regular diet. Though results vary, you can lose up to 10% of your weight over the first six months.


What happens after the Orbera gastric balloon is removed?

After removing the Orbera gastric balloon, you will follow the plan provided by your dietician/health coach. There is facility to provide them for 6 months after the Gastric Balloon is removed. 

Call ALIVA Weight Loss today or schedule a consultation using the online booking button to learn more about Orbera gastric balloon.