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Why ORBERA® is right for your weight loss?

  1. ORBERA® is designed to provide people with a weight loss kick-start & regain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Helps control hunger, bolster willpower, initiate lifestyle change & lose weight.
  3. ORBERA® - Uses the highest safety rated device available Is ideal for people who tried other weight loss methods & had minimal success.
  4. Clinically proven, supported programme. 

The ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss Program is effective in that it is not a stand-alone diet, not surgery and not a diet pill. As ORBERA® helps you feel full more quickly, it’s a great internal support system that works with you to help change bad habits and to achieve your weight loss goals.

And the good thing is that it has already been an accepted treatment for weight loss internationally for many years.

The ORBERA® Program has several advantages over other non-surgical weight-loss programmes. People who qualify for the ORBERA® Program can:

  • Receive a vital kick start to better health and wellbeing.
  • Enjoy a feeling of fullness soon and longer after meals, which encourages portion control and helps manage hunger.
  • Achieve a seven times higher weight loss at 24 months (11.2kg) than those relying on diet alone (1.5kg)*1-3
  • Feel supported by a qualified team of medical experts who will tailor a programme specifically for you and keep you focused on your goal.
  • Learn proven ways to help you maintain your weight loss over time.
  • Benefit from a successful non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach to weight loss.

 

 

 

 

 

*Weight Loss varies from person to person.

1. Herve J et al. What becomes of patients one year after the intragastric balloon has been removed? Obes Surg, 2005;15:864-870

2. Hodson RM et al. Management of obesity with the new intragastric balloon. Obes Surg, 2001;11:327-329

3. Sallet JA et al. Brazilian multicentre study of the intragastric balloon, Obes Surg. 2004;14:991-998  

FACT: ORBERA® Program experts from Italy, Brazil, Spain and Canada conducted a survey, in person or over the phone, with 186 current (40%) and post-removal (60%) patients. Eighty-seven percent of patients were ‘satisfied’ to ‘very satisfied’ with the intra-gastric balloon & 85% would recommend the intra-gastric balloon to others.

FACT: International ORBERA® Program experts, with experience in over 6,000 patients have collaborated to identify a global standard of care for ORBERA® Program patients. Key issues addressed include:

  • Selecting, preparing and monitoring patients.

Placing and removing the intra-gastric balloon & optimising successful outcomes.

While the ORBERA® Program does not require surgery, any medical procedure requires careful thought and consideration. The ORBERA® System is not going to be for everyone.

To qualify for the ORBERA® Program you must be motivated and ready to comply with a serious, medically supervised health programme tailored to your needs.

ORBERA® is suitable for

  • Moderately overweight Australians who have been unable to achieve their desired weight loss through traditional weight loss methods such as diet & exercise.
  • People who are not eligible for, or who are uncomfortable with, other forms of weight loss surgery who are aiming to lose 10 to 15kg.
  • Patients with BMI of ≥ 27 who are willing to participate in an established medically-supervised diet & behaviour modification programme with regular follow-up.

Taking that first step …

The first step is to talk to a qualified and trained doctor who is the only person who will advise you and perhaps start you on the ORBERA® Program with loss journey. Your doctor may also advise you that you might not be a suitable candidate for the ORBERA® Program.

If you have a medical history including any of the following you need to discuss with your doctor about whether you are right for the ORBERA® Program. It is likely that these conditions will preclude you from using the System.

  • Previous gastrointestinal surgery, any inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, potential upper gastrointestinal bleeding or other congenital anomalies, large hiatal hernia or other structural abnormality in the oesophagus or larynx.
  • Any other medical conditions that would not permit endoscopy.
  • Unwillingness to adopt the dietary habits and behaviour change critical to the success of the therapy.
  • Drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Major prior or present psychological disorder.

Tell your doctor if you are taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulants or other gastric irritants.

As with all medical procedures there are potential risks of unforeseen, unknown or adverse reactions to medications and the procedure itself. Please discuss your questions and expectations about the ORBERA® Program with an informed doctor and evaluate the benefits versus possible risks.

As with any process of change it all depends on you!  ORBERA®programme can provide you with the tools to alter your eating behaviour, to start an exercise regime & to keep you on track, but how much you lose depends on your level of motivation.

A good goal is to try & average a loss of 1kg per week1-3 and studies show that with the ORBERA® Program people can lose up to 10-15kgs in six months*

Experience demonstrates that the majority of a person's weight loss typically occurs during the first three months of treatment. After that time the presence of the intragastric balloon plays a supportive role in helping you to maintain your new nutrition & exercise habits.

 

Think of ORBERA® as a kick start!

 

*Weight Loss varies from person to person. 

1. Herve J et al. What becomes of patients one year after the intragastric balloon has been removed? Obes Surg, 2005;15:864-870

2. Hodson RM et al. Management of obesity with the new intragastric balloon. Obes Surg, 2001;11:327-329

3. Sallet JA et al. Brazilian multicentre study of the intragastric balloon, Obes Surg. 2004;14:991-998  

The ORBERA® ‘balloon’ is a soft, expandable intragastric (inside the stomach) device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach. The balloon creates the feeling of being ‘full’ earlier and longer after meals.

The device itself is a soft silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted (witThe device itself is a soft silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted (without surgery) in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile salt water through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of six months.

The intragastric balloon provides a 6 month kick start to healthy weight loss and is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose up to 10-15kgs* but are fearful of surgery, fed up with diets, pills and other weight loss programmes that just haven’t worked

During those six months (and beyond) you will work together with your support team of weight loss experts on a personalised plan. This customised plan is designed to:

  • Overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite
  • Help you to adopt new nutritional habits
  • Establish a reasonable exercise routine
  • Help you succeed and stay motivated

The ORBERA® Program has been a clinically accepted weight loss treatment internationally for many years.

 

 

 

*Weight Loss varies from person to person. 

The ORBERA® Program combines two effective therapies that combine to effectively kick start your weight loss. Part 1 of the System is designed for the body and Part 2 supports you to stay motivated. Both parts work together to help you manage your hunger and change bad habits.

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Part 1 – Your Body

The journey begins with a medically placed device, the ORBERA® Program intragastric (inside the stomach) ‘balloon’, which is inserted into your stomach to encourage portion control and help you to manage your hunger. It is easily removed after 6 months.

 

Part 2 – Your Motivation

No journey can be completed effectively without motivation and the right level of support. The ORBERA® Program uses a personalised, 12 month education programme run by health care professionals to support and motivate you on your journey. 

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Your weight is now at a potentially dangerous level and you are at high risk of developing major conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart Attack and some cancers. Options include Lapband, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.

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