new hope surgical

1950 N. Harlem Ave
Elmwood Park, IL

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Orbera Gastric Balloon System
The breakthrough non-surgical weight loss alternative that gives you the extra help for a healthier lifestyle. Now available at the New Hope Surgical Center of Chicago.
Kick start your weight loss journey with Orbera
(312) 883-8698

The Orbera is an inflatable silicone balloon that is filled with saline solution and placed endoscopically into the stomach. The procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes to perform and is done under mild sedation. The intragastric ballon is then removed after 6 months. During this time frame and beyond, you will work together with the New Hope’s bariatric support team for a personalized weight loss plan.

  • No Surgery
  • No Scars
  • 20 – 30 Minute Procedure
  • FDA Approved
  • 20-year Clinical History
  • Most patients can go home the same day after procedure
  • More than 220,000 devices implemented worldwide
Schedule an appointment with Chicago finest bariatric surgeons to see if the Orbera system is right for you.
SUCCESS TIP: A monthly follow-up is an essential part of your successful long-term weight loss.
  • How long do the Orbera balloon stay in my stomach?

    The balloon is temporary placed for up to 6 months and is removed after that period.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    Typically, the procedure takes around 20-30 minutes.

  • Will I be awake during the endoscopic placement of the intragastric balloon?

    During the procedure, you will be lightly sedated.

  • Will the Orbera limit my activity?

    Do not plan any heavy activity during the first week as you body needs to adjust to the balloon. You can however continue your regular activities.

  • How long is the recovery?

    Typically, you should plan for inactivity for at least 3 days depending on how quickly your body adjusts.

  • Are there any side effects after the placement?

    The first 3-5 days may be difficult with symptoms of nausea, cramping and vomiting however side effects will vary from person to person. It is important to follow with your doctor’s instructions and drink plenty of fluids. Your doctor may prescribe additional medication to help you with the discomfort.

  • Is the Orbera procedure covered by my insurance?

    At this time, this procedure is not covered by insurance.
  • Is there a diet plan for Orbera?

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