If you’re struggling with your weight, you
know the frustration that comes with it.

What if you could lose three times the weight than with diet and
exercise alone, without surgery? The FDA-approved ORBERA® weight loss
balloon can help you accomplish this. This gastric balloon procedure can
help you achieve long-lasting weight loss and overall health. 


Hiren Patel, M.D. of Jackson Hospital in the River Region is the only
highly trained specialist qualified to perform the ORBERA® weight loss
balloon procedure in this area.



The ORBERA® weight loss balloon is inserted into your stomach via a procedure that only takes about 20 to 30 minutes. ORBERA® is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive weight loss procedure, which means no incisions, stitches, or scars. Over 220,000 ORBERA® gastric balloons have been placed in patients across the world.

A doctor uses a small, flexible scope to insert the deflated balloon through your esophagus and down to your stomach. Then, it is inflated with a safe saline solution, and left in place for up to six months.  

When fully filled, ORBERA® is about the size of a grapefruit, and it moves freely around your stomach. Most people go home the same day after the procedure.


How ORBERA Works

ORBERA® helps with weight loss by taking up room in the stomach, making you feel
fuller sooner. This encourages better portion control. With less space available for
food, you’ll eat smaller meals. Smaller meals mean fewer calories consumed and
absorbed. The stubborn pounds you’ve struggled to lose will begin to come off.


While the ORBERA® procedure itself encourages safe, moderate weight loss, it is
just one part of a larger program that continues even after the gastric balloon is
removed. After the balloon is removed, you’ll continue to follow up with your
support team for nine months, to ensure you’re on the right track.


All of this makes ORBERA® one of the most effective treatment programs for
patients trying to lose weight. 


Advantages of ORBERA

ORBERA® is the number one weight loss balloon in the world. It has a number
of advantages for patients. 


• Non-surgical

• No incisions or stitches

• Not permanent

• 20 to 30-minute procedure

• Short recovery time


ORBERA® can help you get the weight off, and keep it off. The ORBERA® gastric
balloon helps you with portion size, fullness, and hunger. It will take much less food 
to make you feel full. 


The biggest advantage of ORBERA® is that it is not permanent. The balloon
is removed after six months, again via a non-surgical procedure. 


At Jackson Hospital, we are proud to offer our patients ORBERA® – a safe and
effective alternative that can help jump start your weight loss.


A Total Approach with ORBERA

The ORBERA® weight loss system not only provides you with drastic results in the first six months of the program, but it also gives you the skills to continue your healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life.


ORBERA® is much more than just a procedure. It’s a total system, a program that can help you change your lifestyle – physically and mentally. After six months, the ORBERA® gastric balloon is removed, but the benefits don’t stop there. ORBERA® is a comprehensive approach to help you continue your successful weight loss journey.


Is ORBERA for You?

If you want to lead a healthier life, ORBERA® may be for you. If you’ve tried to lose weight through other methods, including diet and exercise, and failed, ORBERA® may be for you. ORBERA® can help you break through that weight loss barrier – improving not only your health, but also your well-being. 




LOST 24 lbs.

“I feel great! It’s one of the best things

I’ve ever done in my life.”

LOST 70 lbs.

”ORBERA saved my life!”

LOST 30 lbs.

“I lost 30 lbs. with ORBERA and have kept
the weight off for 5 years.”​

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