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About the Orbera Balloon Managed Weight Loss System


 The Orbera Balloon is a non-surgical weight loss option for adults suffering from obesity with a BMI of 30 to 40.  Orbera helps patients lose 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.   Bhatti GI is one of the only Orbera specialists in the upper midwest.



Non-Anatomy Altering

Unlike weight-loss surgeries, Orbera is not a permanent implant and does not permanently reroute your digestive system.  We will gently insert a single balloon through your mouth (endoscopically), with no incisions or scars.  The device is removed after six months with the same endoscopic method.


Outpatient Procedure

Insertion of the balloon is completed in about 15 minutes, with no hospital stay required.  You can get in and out and on your way to weight loss.


How the Orbera Ballon Helps to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Orbera helps patients lose 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.Orbera is the global leading weight loss balloon and has helped thousands of people meet their weight loss goals for over 20 years.  The device takes up room in your stomach so there's less space for food and you feel satisfied longer and is well tolerated in the majority of patients.


How it Works

  • Deflated Orbera balloon is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach
  • The balloon is then filled with a sterile saline solution to the size of a grapefruit
  • The balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes
  • The balloon is removed six months later with a non-surgical procedure



  • Bhatti GI provides complimentary monthly follow-up consultations to give you the personalized support and motivation you need to achieve your weight loss goals.
  • Bhatti GI will provide remote (online or phone) monthly follow-up consultations for those patients who don't have easy access to one of our clinics.
  • At Bhatti GI, we want to help you lose weight and keep it off.


Side Effects

Side effects that may result from the use of Orbera include the risks associated with any endoscopic procedure and those associated with the medications and methods used in this procedure, as well as your ability to accept a foreign object placed in your stomach.  Possible side effects include: partial bowel blockage, little or no weight loss, negative health consequences resulting from weight loss, stomach pain, continuing nausea and vomiting, abdominal or back pain, acid reflux, influence on food digestion, blockage of food going to the stomach, bacterial growth in the fluid filling the balloon which can lead to infection, injury to the lining of the digestive tract, stomach or esophagus, and balloon deflation.