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An introduction to Gastric Balloons

An introduction to gastric balloons

An introduction to Gastric Balloons

A gastric balloon, also known as an Orbera balloon, is a medically proven way to help you take control of your weight and transform your body.

Brisbane Obesity Clinic’s Dr Reza Adib has completed tens of thousands of gastric balloon procedures and is supported by a team of dietitians to guide you throughout your weight loss journey.

In this blog, we’ll explain what it is, if you’re eligible, and some of your potential funding options such as early access to your superannuation.



What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon is a non-surgical, non-permanent, minimally invasive procedure (no incisions, stitches, or scars!) that jumpstarts your weight loss journey.

Placed inside your stomach, this soft, silicone and saline-filled balloon takes up space, helping you feel fuller with smaller portions. It’s a safe and effective way to kick-start your weight loss and regain control of your health.

Saline-filled gastric balloon


Gastric balloon procedure

The deflated silicone balloon is inserted into your stomach orally through the oesophagus (gastroscopy), performed under light sedation.

Once in place, the balloon is filled with a saline solution to a size that suits the patient’s needs.

After a maximum of 11 months, the balloon must be removed in the same method as the placement.


Orbera balloon procedure.

Orbera balloon procedure.








Am I eligible for a gastric balloon?

Wondering if you qualify for the Orbera Balloon? If your BMI is above 27 (moderately overweight), and you’re ready to embark on a medically managed weight loss program, then you’re an ideal candidate.

Can I access my Superannuation for the procedure?

Wondering about the financial aspect? Good news! You may be able to access your Superannuation to cover the cost of the Orbera Balloon procedure, depending on your BMI and the severity of obesity.



A path to lasting weight loss

Unlike fad diets and temporary fixes, gastric balloons offer sustainable results. The Orbera balloon is a powerful, clinically proven tool to help you adopt healthier eating habits and portion control.

Combined with a comprehensive support program, including dietary counselling and lifestyle guidance, the balloon may set you up for long-term success (even after it’s been removed).

Are Orbera balloons effective?

Rest assured, the Orbera balloon is a clinically proven solution (for most individuals) with over 20 years of success.

With more than 220,000 balloons implanted worldwide and over 250 published clinical studies, you can trust its efficacy.

How much weight will I lose?

On average, patients lose between 10 to 15 kilograms over the course of 6 – 11 months.

The majority of weight loss occurs during the initial three months of treatment, with an average of 1 kilogram per week.

Remember, success depends on your commitment to the program and your willingness to embrace the necessary eating and lifestyle changes.


Your expert partner in weight loss

At Brisbane Obesity Clinic, we specialise in Orbera balloon procedures and have a team of compassionate and experienced professionals dedicated to your well-being.

Dr Reza Adib and our dietitians will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your comfort and safety. With our expertise and proven track record, you can trust us to help you achieve your weight loss goals.



Your weight loss journey starts here, at Brisbane Obesity Clinic

Don’t let excess weight hold you back any longer; take the leap towards a healthier, happier you.

Contact us today to explore the life-changing benefits of gastric balloons and embark on a transformative journey towards lasting weight loss.




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