ORBERA™ Balloon

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Obesity is one of, if not the most, important health problem facing our society today.  The number of health problems related to obesity is staggering.  One of the hardest things to do is to lose weight.  The BMI is used to measure the level of obesity.  A BMI from 25.0 to 25.9 is considered overweight (calculate your BMI here).  A BMI greater that 30.0 is considered to be obese.  By the time a person has a BMI greater than 30.0, it means that the person needs to lose 30-50 pounds to be considered normal weight.  With dedicated diet and exercise,  weight loss is possible for anyone.  Although,  methods that consist of diet, exercise and even the use of medications have proven for many people to be seemingly impossible to achieve.   The Doctors at Premier Family Medical recognize these problems and now offer ORBERA™ managed 12 month weight loss system.  Please call our specialist intake staff for more details and to set up an appointment for consultation.

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What is ORBERA™?

ORBERA™ is a water filled balloon that is non-surgically inserted into the stomach as part of a 12 month, two part, program to assist and teach people to lose weight and keep that weight off.

How long has ORBERA™ been used?

  • ORBERA™ is the number one global market leader for gastric balloons with more than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • For more than 20 years, the global medical community has been using gastric balloons from the makers of ORBERA™ to help thousands of people lose weight.
  • ORBERA™ was approved for use by the FDA for use in the U.S. in August of 2015.
ORBERA™ has global experience with real-world results. 20 Years of experience
220,000 Patients in 80 Countries

Q: Is ORBERA™ Effective?

A: Studies have shown that using ORBERA™ helps lose 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone. It is not uncommon that people that follow the ORBERA™ managed weight loss system lose between 30 and 55 lbs. Results vary and more of less successful than what is represented here.

Q: Is ORBERA™ Safe?

A: ORBERA™ weight loss balloon is very safe. Serious complications can happen at anytime, but mainly have been associated with using the balloon outside of the recommended guidelines. Some of these guidelines are not using this treatment for people that don’t weigh enough or weigh more than the recommendations. People that have had surgery on the stomach, have ulcers, large hiatal hernias or other serious stomach conditions may not use ORBERA™ for weight loss treatment.

How is ORBERA™
Placed and Removed?

ORBERA™ balloon is placed and removed in a few minutes using light sedation with the use of endoscopy. This is performed in the office with the assistance of anesthesia services in most cases.

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Q: Does insurance cover ORBERA™
weight loss system?

A: There are no insurance companies that cover the ORBERA™ Balloon weight loss system. The 12 month plan includes 6 months of use of the balloon and full 12 months of meetings and visits with dietitians and physicians. Premier Family Medical LLC offers a significant cash refund for plan participants that have the balloon removed at the recommended 6 month removal time. Premier also performs this procedure in the out-patient setting, in our office, which allows us to reduce the overall cost of the ORBERA™ managed 12 month weight loss system.

Q: How do I get more information about ORBERA™?

A: Please call (801) 769-2655 to be transferred to one of our ORBERA™ intake specialists and set up a consultation with one of our ORBERA™ doctors.

Q: Are financing options available?

A: Financing is available with reasonable terms for ORBERA™ recipients with credit scores of 620 or higher.   Application for financing is very easy and immediate.  A six month same-as-cash option is also available.  Apply for financing here.

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