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By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
August 14, 2017
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: weight loss   Orbera  

Achieving a healthy weight can be a struggle, especially when you're having trouble regulating your portions. At Forest Hills orbera, weight lossGastroenterology in New York City, Dr. Azeem Khan offers Orbera, a revolutionary weight loss management system to his patients who have experienced difficulty on their weight loss journey. Learn more about this non-surgical, low-maintenance weight loss program that may be exactly what you need!

What is Orbera?

Orbera is an amazing new way to keep your meal portions in check. It is a silicone balloon that stays in your stomach and helps you feel fuller for longer durations, so you can reduce the size of your food intake and develop healthy eating habits. Unlike gastric bypass, Orbera is non-surgical, so there's no heavy sedation and no downtime after the procedure at your gastroenterologist's office.

How is Orbera placed?

Your Orbera treatment will start with your New York City gastroenterologist, Dr. Khan, placing the deflated balloon in your stomach through your esophagus in an endoscopic procedure (for which you will be mildly sedated). The balloon is then filled with a saline solution, inflating it to approximately the size of a grapefruit. After the sedative has worn off, your procedure is finished! You will continue to work with the staff at Forest Hills Gastroenterology to monitor your dietary and weight loss progress over a period of 12 months, at which time the balloon will be removed and you can maintain your new eating habits.

Who is a candidate for Orbera?

Adults who have a BMI - Body Mass Index - of 30 to 40 are typically excellent candidates for Orbera. Your gastroenterologist will perform a thorough examination to determine if it will work for you.

If you're ready to see real results from a safe and easy weight loss system, it's time to contact Forest Hills Gastroenterology in New York City to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan.