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Orbera Balloon

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Want to Lose Some
Unwanted Weight?

At Ideal Body Institute (formerly Georgia SurgiCare), we offer the most advanced bariatric weight loss programs and procedures for weight loss. One of the many procedures we offer is the Orbera Gastric Balloon – an innovative, non-surgical approach.

What is Orbera®?

The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System is a bariatric weight loss procedure that uses a gastric stomach balloon made from soft silicone that occupies space in the stomach. With less stomach space available, you will adapt to healthier portion sizes, ultimately leading to improved weight loss. It has been shown that with Orbera, patients lose up to 3X the weight of diet and exercise alone! This weight loss procedure is a two-part program designed for effective, motivating results that you can see.

  • The program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control.
  • The Orbera® balloon takes up space in your stomach helps you eat smaller meals.
  • The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions
  • Patients will receive coaching from a team of experts, which may include a dietitian, psychologist, and exercise physiologist
  • Coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months

Is Orbera® Balloon right for you?

If you struggle with obesity, you’re not alone: One in three Americans are in the same battle. Here at Ideal Body Institute, formerly called Georgia SurgiCare, we understand the incredibly difficult journey that is weight loss, which is why we offer three types of weight loss surgeries to our patients:

At Ideal Body Institute, we provide a real-world roadmap to weight-loss success, before and after surgery. Dr. Chris Ibikunle’s comprehensive weight loss program will discover the correct weight loss surgery is right for you, help you lose weight, and ensure you keep the weight off. In conclusion, the question isn’t whether we can help you with your weight problem, but how. Here’s what we tell our patients in Buckhead, Loganville, and Atlanta, Georgia, about each of these surgeries to help them decide which one is right for them.

Our Practice

We believe top notch medical care should be accessible to everyone. At Ideal Body Institute, we work with highly respected medical specialists and offer state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality medical care to our community. Guided by compassion and dedicated to outstanding results, we deliver affordable healthcare to our family of patients.


How does Orbera balloon work?

The Orbera balloon is a non-surgical procedure performed while you are under a mild sedative. The thin, deflated Orbera balloon is placed into the stomach. The balloon is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes, so you can go home the very same day At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way. Through a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, it is deflated first then removed.


The weight loss is rapid, with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of your Atlanta Orbera Balloon treatment. On average, patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone. The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results. During the six months where the Orbera® balloon is inside the stomach is when patients see the most drastic weight loss.


After the Orbera® balloon is taken out, the goal is to you accustomed to healthy habits so that you can maintain your hard-earned weight loss. It is important to remember that the Orbera balloon is only a tool to help build healthy, lifelong habits.

Can I receive diet advice?

During the entire 12-month Orbera® weight loss program, patients will have regular face-to-face sessions with their treatment team, dietitian, fitness trainer, psychologist, and exercise psychologist. We will be there for you every step of the way!

What are the benefits of Orbera?

After six months with the Orbera two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1 times the weight patients lost with diet and exercise alone.

  • Proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
  • A more than 20-year history of helping thousands of people lose weight.
  • More than 220,000 Orbera balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • It is an outpatient procedure.
  • It is painless.
  • No incisions.
  • Affordable.
  • Non-permanent.

What are the risks?

Side effects that may result from the use of the Orbera® balloon include risks associated with endoscopic procedures and the ability to accept a foreign object placed in the stomach. Other possible side effects include: partial or bowel blockage, little or no weight loss, adverse health consequences resulting from weight loss, stomach pain, continuing nausea and vomiting, abdominal or back pain, acid reflux, influence on food digestion, blockage of food going to the stomach, bacterial growth in the fluid filling the balloon which can lead to infection, injury to the lining of the digestive tract, stomach or esophagus, and balloon deflation.


If you are an adult suffering from obesity (BMI higher than 30) and in search of a non-surgical treatment option, then our Buckhead Orbera Balloon might be just right for you!

It is an outpatient procedure that only takes about 15 minutes, with no stay required.

Visit our pricing page for information. This price is self-pay, all-inclusive. The price may vary based on insurance and health status, use of additional resources, or other factors. We offer financing options for qualified patients.

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