Frequently Asked Balloon Questions:
Dr. Marina Kurian is the first surgeon in the United States to be trained on the Orbera balloon. She is excited about adding the balloon to the armamentarium of weight loss methods that she offers. She also feels the Orbera is a great way to get people back on track for their life of health and wellbeing and off the path of obesity.
What is the balloon made of? Can I be allergic?
The balloon is made of silicone and it is very soft even when filled with saline. It is extremely unlikely that you can be allergic to it.
What is the expected weight loss?
With the gastric balloon, expect a weight loss of 30% of excess weight on average. Some people lose more and some people lose less. Speak with Dr Kurian regarding what you can expect.
What are some of the side effects?
Within a day or two of balloon placement, you can experience some nausea. Dr. Kurian will have certain medications prescribed for you to … Read More