Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon Placement (Orbera®)

Endoscopic intragastric balloon placement is a nonsurgical outpatient procedure. Inspira has partnered with Orbera®, the pioneer in intragastric balloon technology, to provide patients with a safe, nonsurgical option when other weight loss methods have failed. Because it is an incision-free procedure, patients face fewer risks than they would with other types of bariatric treatment.

First, the balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach, where it is then filled with fluid. By taking up space in the stomach, the balloon helps to slow the digestive process. It also encourages proper portion control, allowing you to retrain your brain to better anticipate when you’re getting full. Most patients experience significant results during the first six months and can shed anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds—sometimes even more.

After six months of working with your doctor, dietitian and/or support team to fine-tune your new diet, the balloon is removed—a process that only takes 20 minutes to complete. Over the next six months, you will continue to follow your personalized diet and exercise program to ensure you lose the weight and keep it off.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Bariatric Resources Close to Home

With a team of skilled bariatric experts practicing in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive exceptional care. Inspira’s specialists, from our surgeons and nurses to our dietitians and endocrinologists, bring expertise and depth of knowledge to the operating room and beyond, ensuring you get the comprehensive bariatric services you need, right in your own backyard.

Patient Wellbeing and Support is a Priority

By providing educational solutions and support groups, Inspira’s bariatric team helps patients understand what to expect before and after surgery. Undergoing weight loss surgery is only part of the journey, and keeping the pounds off can be difficult if patients don’t understand how to adjust to their new lifestyle. Inspira’s post-op support groups allow patients to engage with one another, swap stories and tips and connect with others who have had the same or similar experiences. No matter what stage you’re at in your weight loss journey, our dedicated team of caregivers is here to guide, support and inform.

Nationally Recognized Center of Excellence

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has recognized Inspira Medical Center Vineland as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed based on input from the medical community.