ORBERA Gastric Balloon Procedure in Los Angeles

What is Gastric Balloon

What is a gastric balloon procedure?

For overweight and obese adults who have not been able to lose weight with diet and exercise, a gastric balloon is a great nonsurgical option. Soma Weight Loss uses the ORBERA gastric balloon, an innovative product that helps control hunger and aids in weight loss and maintenance.

Soma Weight Loss is one of the few facilities in the Los Angeles area performing this procedure. Also known as an intragastric balloon, the device is safe and effective, and patients have been enjoying success with it for more than 20 years.


How does the ORBERA gastric balloon procedure work?

The ORBERA gastric balloon procedure is quick and simple, taking only around 30 minutes. Patients can return home the same day. Here’s how it works:

  • An inflatable silicone balloon is inserted into the patient’s stomach via a gastroscope, which goes in through the patient’s mouth
  • The balloon is then filled with saline
  • Sedatives are used to minimize discomfort during the short procedure

The patient’s stomach capacity is decreased, increasing the patient’s satiety and ability to execute portion control.

The balloon stays in place for six months, at which point it is removed the same way it was inserted.

Interested in learning more about ORBERA and how it compares to other gastric balloon procedures like Obalon or Reshape? Find out more with our comparison chart.

After the gastric balloon procedure

The gastric balloon is effective in helping patients integrate healthy eating and lifestyle changes. Because the gastric balloon is a temporary device, it should be viewed as a short-term aid.

To ensure the effectiveness of the gastric balloon, the patient enrolls in a coaching program after the procedure to adopt long-lasting healthy nutrition and fitness practices.  It’s crucial that patients have open and frequent communication with their support coaches.

The average person who undergoes a gastric balloon procedure loses 3.1 times as much weight over a six-month period as those who use diet and exercise alone, research shows. A gastric balloon can be a wonderful aid in improving your health and well-being.


After gastric balloon on scale

Testimonials for Dr. Naim and Soma Weight Loss

“Since your wonderful and careful operation on me in late June, I have lost about 60 pounds! Further, I never even had an upset stomach. The hospital care I received was also exceptional.”
Priscilla A.

Learn More About the Gastric Balloon Procedure in a Free Consultation

The gastric balloon procedure is ideal for adults who have a Body Mass Index of 30 to 40 and who have not been able to reduce their weight through nutrition and exercise alone. This safe and effective procedure can help jumpstart a permanent healthy lifestyle.

If you’re interested in how the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon procedure can help you, we invite you to set up a free consultation online. You may also give us a call at 855-SOMA-411 (766-2411) for more information.


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Los Angeles

321 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Wilmington, CA 90744

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Suite 102
Beverly Hills, CA 90211