If you are one of the thousands of people who have tried dieting the ‘traditional’ way without success, then you may need help of a different kind.
Tired of dieting the 'traditional' way? Don't want or qualify for surgery? Call us on 01603 255 614
At Spire Norwich Hospital there is another option for people who want to lose weight but don't want, or qualify, for invasive surgery. If you have a BMI of 27* or more, Orbera™ could be the ideal solution for you.
Previously, intra-gastric balloon procedures were only available to people who were obese. The new Orbera™ system is available to people who are overweight and have struggled with other methods of weight loss such as dietary programs or medication.
The new Orbera™ Weight Management System is a non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical weight loss system designed to lay the foundations for long term and sustained weight loss.
At Spire Norwich Hospital, we have a dedicated weight loss management team, including bariatric specialist consultant, Mr Michael Lewis and trained specialist nurses who will support you throughout your Orbera™ weight loss programme.
What is Orbera™?
Orbera™ is a soft, saline filled silicone balloon which is placed in the stomach for six months. The balloon is designed to partially fill your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness so helping you to eat less and control your food intake, whilst initiating changes in eating habits that may help you keep the weight off once the balloon is removed.
Orbera™ does not involve surgery nor does it require long-term drug therapy. It is placed and removed during a simple 20-30 minute endoscopic procedure, during which you will be mildly sedated. An endoscopic procedure is the insertion of a thin, flexible tube-like telescope with a tiny light and lens at the end which is passed through the mouth.
Remember, the amount of weight you lose and how long you maintain that weight loss will depend on how well you adopt lifestyle changes related to eating and exercise. Spire Norwich Hospital is able to provide dietary and lifestyle advice to help you make the required changes.
Benefits of the Orbera™ System
- Proven to deliver better weight loss than with diet alone**
- Simple non-surgical procedure
- Does not require long term drug therapy
- Helps create and maintain a feeling of fullness
- Makes it easier to adopt changes to your eating habits and lifestyle
Read more about how Orbera™ works and some common questions about Orbera™.
For further information on Orbera™ Weight Management System call our friendly team on 01603 255 614 or complete our online enquiry form.
*Orbera™ is not licensed for use in patients with a BMI lower than 27
** GencoA, Balducci S, Bacci V et al. Intragastric Balloon or Diet Alone? A retrospective Evaluation. Obes Surg 2007; (DOI 10.1007/s11695-007-9383-9)