Gastric Balloon Specialist

Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America -  - Medical Weight Loss

Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America

Medical Weight Loss located in Reston, VA

The groundbreaking Obera® balloon device is a highly beneficial, nonsurgical medical weight loss solution. The skilled team of gastroenterologists provides in-office gastric balloon procedures at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America in Reston, Virginia, so that you can get started on your weight loss journey right away. Request an appointment using the online booking tool, or call the office to find out more information.

Gastric Balloon Q & A

How does the gastric balloon work?

As an FDA-approved gastric balloon, the Orbera balloon device is known for being entirely safe and effective. Over 275,000 gastric balloons have been placed worldwide. This in-demand weight loss treatment involves placing the Orbera balloon in your stomach. After your balloon is filled with a saline solution — it’s about the size of a grapefruit, depending on the height of the patient — the gastric balloon stays in place for a set period of time (usually 6-9 months).

Because the Orbera gastric balloon fills up your stomach and keeps it full, you’re going to have to consume smaller portions. You should also notice that your appetite decreases. Over time, you lose roughly three times more weight than you would with diet and exercise alone. 

What happens during a gastric balloon procedure?

Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America proudly offers on-site Obera gastric balloon procedures. The team at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America counsels you ahead of time to let you know what to expect from your weight loss procedure.

A routine upper endoscopy is typically performed with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. Dr. Blosser places the balloon into your stomach through your esophagus under direct visualization. 

Once the balloon reaches your stomach, Dr. Blosser fills it with saline and removes the endoscope. The entire Orbera procedure takes about 10-15 minutes. 

You can go home and return to your normal activities. Because of the sedation, you’re going to need someone to drive you home (this does not include Ubers, taxis, or busses), but you won’t have any downtime afterward. 

The Orbera gastric balloon stays in place for 6-9 months. Once your weight loss plan is complete, the team at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America schedules you for another appointment to remove the balloon through an in-office procedure similar to the balloon placement that takes about 10-15 minutes. 

How much weight can I lose with the gastric balloon?

The Obera gastric balloon is one of the most effective nonsurgical weight loss solutions on the market. On average, most patients lose about 40-100 pounds. However, results depend on the patient’s level of commitment to the program. 

After your gastric balloon procedure from Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America, you will learn lifestyle changes and healthy eating habits. This along with motivation and accountability will allow you to keep the weight off long after your treatment is complete.

Schedule your gastric balloon consultation at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America today. You can conveniently request an appointment either online or over the phone. 

Individual results may vary.