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Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric & General Surgery, GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Las Vegas, NV


Orbera services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Those looking for a noninvasive option to help them lose weight may be viable candidates to receive an Orbera gastric balloon in Las Vegas. Our team will provide a full evaluation to ensure this path will work for you.

Orbera Q&A

What Is a Gastric Balloon?

With this weight loss procedure, Orbera is a two-part program that starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach, and then inflated to reinforce portion control. The Orbera gastric balloon system is placed endoscopically with a camera through your mouth, making it a nonsurgical option for weight loss! Once in your stomach, your doctor will inflate the balloon. The process should only take about 20 minutes. It’s an outpatient procedure that requires no hospital stay.

On average, patients lose 3.1 times the weight they would’ve lost with diet and exercise alone.

The Orbera gastric balloon is a safe and effective treatment that’s FDA approved. With over 400,000 placements worldwide, this bariatric gastric balloon is an exceptional treatment.

After insertion, the gastric balloon doctor monitors your response to the treatment and aids in progressive weight loss. At 6 months, the doctor will remove the balloon from your stomach through a nonsurgical procedure. Through continuous coaching and guidance, you can lose weight and keep it off!

How Will a Gastric Balloon Help Me Lose Weight?

The balloon takes up space in your stomach, making you feel full with less food and reinforcing portion control. Although this system will help you feel fuller faster, you’ll need to commit to a healthy diet and exercise to see the results you desire.

The Orbera gastric balloon is a good option for candidates who may not qualify for gastric bypass or gastric sleeve or who may wish to try a non-surgical procedure to assist with weight loss. At Slim Vegas, we’ll provide a full evaluation to ensure this option is the most suitable for your current health and weight loss goals.

Intragastric Balloon: A Non-Surgical Approach To Weight Loss

If you haven’t seen any progress while following strict diets or exercise routines, consider intragastric balloon procedure as an alternative. This noninvasive procedure includes a saline-filled silicone balloon placed within the stomach. This balloon’s purpose is to limit food intake and support portion control. The bariatric intragastric balloon takes up space in your stomach, making you feel fuller faster. This procedure provides you with the opportunity to commit to a healthier lifestyle, which is key for losing weight and maintaining a healthier figure.

What To Expect with Intragastric Balloon

The Orbera intragastric balloon placement procedure takes about 20 minutes. Patients are able to go home one or two hours after the procedure is complete, so you’ll resume your normal life in no time. However, there are diet restrictions to follow. Six hours after the procedure is complete, you can start consuming small amounts of clear liquid. Continue the liquid diet for two weeks, and then re-introduce soft foods to your diet. After three weeks, you can return to normal meals. Of course, stay conscious of nutritional value as the intragastric balloon limits food intake. Ideally, you want a meal with lean protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates. Healthy meals ensure good vitamin and nutrient intake.

After six months, the doctor will remove the intragastric balloon using an endoscope. Depending on your treatment response and the plan created by you and your doctor, a new balloon may be inserted. Please note that adjustment to your eating and exercise habits influence results. Orbera is effective, safe, and temporary. Patients form better eating habits and successfully keep the weight off! After all, patients experience 3.1 times more weight loss than with diet and exercise alone.

Employing only the latest and greatest, Dr. Jon Williams and his Las Vegas team commit to providing only the most effective procedures and taking every opportunity to further benefit their patients. We are but one of a few clinics capable of offering services like an intragastric balloon in Las Vegas thanks to the skill, expertise, and performance history of our team. If you’re ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle, don’t be afraid to reach out to us so that we can help you. 


Call Slim Vegas Bariatric to learn more about getting an Orbera gastric balloon or learning more about intragrastric options. We’re here to help you improve your quality of life and gain long-term health and happiness. Contact us today to request an appointment or ask any questions you may have.