Gastric Balloon: A Non-Surgical Weight Loss Tool 

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If you are looking for an effective, non-surgical tool to help you lose up to 70 pounds, the gastric balloon – or weight loss balloon - may be a good option. Although you may hear the balloon called “gastric balloon surgery,” this is inaccurate because the balloon procedure is not a surgical treatment.

What Is A Gastric Balloon?

Dr. Shawn Garber was one of the first doctors in the country who was trained on balloons, and since the FDA approved these devices, he has the most experience in gastric balloon placement in the country.

Patients in the following areas:

  • New York City
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Westchester
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut locations

Those considering the gastric balloon in NYC for weight loss can seek the expertise of Dr. Garber and the New York Bariatric Group team through a consultation.

BREAKING NEWS: The FDA just approved the Obalon Balloon Capsule, a non-surgical gastric balloon system. The Obalon Balloon Capsule is the first and only FDA-approved gas-filled weight loss balloon, designed for convenience and comfort. While other gastric balloon products are designed to be inserted surgically, the Obalon Balloon Capsule eliminates the need for any incision. The patient simply swallows a small capsule, which then dissolves in the stomach to allow the Obalon Balloon Capsule to expand. 

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These NON-SURGICAL procedures use what is referred to as a gastric balloon. By following the Obalon Balloon Capsule or Orbera™ Managed Weight Loss Programs, one can experience a weight loss of up to 70lbs*. Please visit our sister site at for more information, or visit our office and consult with one of our surgeons to learn about the unique “belly balloon™”, and find out if one of these programs is right for you.

Is The Orbera™ Gastric Balloon Program At New York Bariatric Group Right For Me?

Are you looking for support in your weight loss efforts? With the Orbera™ gastric balloon, you can experience a loss of up to 70lbs* of excess weight. This goes a long way into jump starting your own positive and healthy lifestyle changes. The Orbera™ Weight Loss Programs do not require surgery, but do require consultation with your doctor at New York Bariatric Group, and thoughtful consideration on your part.

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The Orbera Gastric Balloon

When receiving your NYC or NJ gastric balloon, the balloon is placed into your stomach. The surgeon does this with an endoscopy, which is a thin medical device, that goes down your throat, while you are asleep. Once the deflated balloon is in your stomach, it is filled with saline. This filled balloon takes up room in your stomach, and will help you feel more full after eating less food. You will feel less hungry and have fewer cravings, assisting with weight loss.

How Long Does The Balloon Stay In Place?

The balloon is not a permanent device. It is left in the stomach for 6 months. During these 6 months, you will work with the team at New York Bariatric Group to make lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight. The 6 months of lifestyle changes, coupled with Orbera, go a long way towards jump-starting your positive and healthy changes. After 6 months, your doctor at New York Bariatric Group will remove the balloon the same way it was placed. You’ll be lightly sedated, and will wake up after the balloon has been taken out of your stomach.

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How Is A Gastric Balloon Different Than Other Weight Loss Programs?

The Orbera™ Managed Weight Loss Programs are one of a kind, and on the cutting edge in the weight loss industry. It is not a “diet program” per se, and not surgery or a diet pill regimen. Educate yourself on this weight loss option and hear about the success that other people around the world have had with the balloon. Our New Jersey and New York gastric weight loss balloons, Orbera™, are non-surgical. There is endoscopic placement of the balloon, but no cuts are made and no part of your anatomy is altered. The device is placed into your stomach, filled, and removed 6 months later. This is different from our other treatment options, which are all surgical and meant to be permanent.

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The other important facet of the weight loss balloon is that it is more than just a device. The Orbera Weight Loss Programs are designed to support you through 6 months of weight loss with the balloon and a virtual portal option featuring support during and after the balloon is removed. This additional support is important in terms of adjusting to eating without the balloon, and learning how to maintain your successful weight loss. The gastric balloons are recommended for patients with a BMI of 30 or higher, who have not previously undergone a bariatric surgery procedure of any kind, and who have never been diagnosed with eating disorders. They are not recommended for people who have a history of functional or structural disorders of the stomach, pregnant or lactating women, or people with a history of drug or alcohol dependency.

Virtual Aftercare

The New York Bariatric Group is proud to provide a virtual aftercare program to assist you on New Jersey or New York gastric balloon journey. We have a website portal, Android and iPhone app, where you can make your appointments with our nutritionist or fitness trainer at the time of your appointment. You just click a button from the comfort of your own home and you are instantly video connected to our staff. We also have a comprehensive library of prerecorded fitness and nutritional videos, unlimited messaging with our nutritionist, as well as live streaming group nutrition and fitness classes.

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How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose?

Weight loss typically occurs more rapidly during the first three to six months of treatment, and patients can expect to lose 25-70lbs*, providing the program is followed correctly. New York Bariatric Group has helped thousands of patients lose weight and maintain that weight loss. Our team is experienced in the challenges bariatric patients face, and how to best help you make choices that will lead you to success.