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The Gastric Balloon Weight Loss System

New nonsurgical bariatric option helps patients lose three times the weight

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Many people have found that their weight loss experience leaves them with few options between dieting, exercise and invasive bariatric surgery. Now, this gap in obesity treatments is being filled by the FDA-approved ORBERA Gastric Balloon, a nonsurgical solution for men and women who struggle with excess pounds. In the clinical trial, patients who tried the gastric balloon lost three times as much weight as those who tried diet and exercise alone.

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery is one of the first practices in the country to offer the gastric balloon for people who are dedicated to reaching their weight loss goals.

Managed Weight Loss with the Gastric Balloon

The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System is a comprehensive bariatric program that combines the gastric balloon with a support and diet supervision program specifically designed for each patient.

First, the gastric balloon is placed in the stomach with a minimally-invasive, 20- to 30-minute procedure by Dr. William Hedden. The balloon is inserted through the mouth while deflated and then filled with saline solution. The gastric balloon remains in place for 6 months to help you eat less. After 6 months, the balloon is removed with a similar procedure at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery’s outpatient surgery center in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Your weight loss management program continues for a full 12 months, even after the gastric balloon is removed. This team of experts, which may include a dietician, a psychologist and an exercise physiologist, guides you in developing a customized diet and exercise program so you can make healthy lifestyle choices.

The Gastric Balloon at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery

With more than 220,000 placements worldwide and 20 years of global experience, the Orbera Gastric Balloon is a safe and effective, FDA-approved weight loss solution. If you may be a candidate for the gastric balloon at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery, please schedule your consultation today at our Birmingham, Alabama surgery center.

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