South Texas Surgeons Offer Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss
The Orbera gastric balloon has recently been approved by the FDA as a non-surgical weight loss surgery. The device is placed into the stomach with a flexible camera, and inflated to occupy a significant portion of the stomach. This gives patients a helpful tool to battle hunger and feel satisfied with small portions of food. The balloon is removed 6 months later with another non-invasive procedure. The device is approved for patients who need to lose as little as 30 pounds, unlike the more invasive weight loss surgery. Weight loss is optimized by close follow-up with the surgeons' nutritional support team. Drs. Keith Wright and Gerardo Carcamo in San Antonio are among the first surgeons in the U.S. trained and qualified to perform the gastric balloon for weight loss procedure. Call 210-220-1726 to make an appointment and find out if Orbera is right for you.