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. 

Michelle, 25, had struggled with her weight her whole life. Being overweight had crushed her happiness & self-confidence. After failing a succession of weight loss methods, Michelle chose to try the ORBERA® Program in February this year. She has since shed 19 kilos* and feels like a new person. This is her story.


*Weight Loss varies from person to person. 


I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have memories of looking down my body when I was young & seeing little rolls.

Being overweight is depressing & a confidence-crusher. Up until now, I’ve never been able to wear clothes from standard shops. I’ve never been happy with the way that I look. I’ve never felt normal or happy. I’ve always felt unfit, sweaty and horrible.

I tried every diet on the market and pills & shakes designed to stave off hunger. I’ve also been a member of a gym for years. I lost a lot of weight when I was exercising seven days a week, but this wasn’t sustainable. When I moved jobs I started to regain weight as I couldn’t exercise as frequently.

I visited an obesity clinic in Ashfield in hope of finding a weight loss solution. However when they assessed me, they told me that I was not in the obese category and therefore did not qualify for a more invasive weight loss procedure. I was absolutely distraught. I cried & cried. I was then told about the ORBERA® Program & referred to Dr Marinos late last year.

I underwent the procedure in February this year. The balloon is due to be removed in October this year.

I was 96 kilos before placement of the balloon. I am currently 77 kilos.

Having professionals to talk to about what I’m doing incorrectly & what I need to change, & being monitored monthly has been so helpful. My dietician and fitness coordinator praise me when I’m doing well & this is great encouragement, as I’m a naturally lazy person. My exercise coordinator encouraged me to enter the City to Surf this year, which I completed in one hour & 40 minutes. It was the first time that I had run 14 kilometres in my whole life. With her encouragement, I have chosen to enter the Blackmores run over the Harbour Bridge in one week.

I’ve learned that I have to exercise regularly & correctly for my body. I have to push myself – to sweat & try different types of exercises. These days I am constantly changing my routine. Now when I run past something reflective I look in it & think, wow, that’s me!

I go to the gym three times a week & I lead an active life in general. I run to work rather than catch three buses. I run up stairs & am active in a number of different ways.

I feel so much younger & more confident. Previously I disliked the way that I looked & always chose not to participate in things. I always felt so much older than my age. These days I socialise a lot more & I’m generally so much happier.

It feels fantastic. These days I can walk into a shop & pick out something to wear. And sometimes I can even ask the shop assistant, do you have this in a smaller size?

Just try something different. I’ve tried all of the traditional weight loss methods but nothing worked for me.

The intragastric balloon & the professional support that the ORBERA® Program offers is a winning combination. It’s great to be able to talk about your weight loss & the changes that you are making on the road to weight loss. Without this support, you are on your own.

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You are overweight but not to a degree which is likely to lead to major medical problems. You may wish to consider an appointment with our Dietitian or consider use of the Orbera Intra Gastric Balloon.

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