An Exclusive Weight Loss Procedure In Eastern Washington

Though ORBERA® is a popular, noninvasive and nonsurgical weight loss procedure approved for use in over 80 countries around the world, you might be surprised to know that Wright Surgical Arts is the only practice in the Eastern Pacific Northwest area who offers the ORBERA® treatment. A tried-and-true method of safe and effective weight loss, ORBERA® has helped more than 277,000 people reach their weight loss goals over the course of the last 20 years and continues to grow this number — while gradually reducing the number that you’re seeing on your once-dreaded scale.

We’re As Excited As You Are About Making Healthy Changes. Learn More Below!

Whether you’re looking to feel better about climbing multiple flights of stairs at work or you’re seeking out more confidence in social situations, you’re only going to benefit from losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. A slimmer you will feel better, breathe easier, and begin each day with the confidence that you can and will achieve your health and fitness goals. Our gastric balloon procedure won’t do 100 percent of the work for you, but the ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System will make it easier to practice proper portion control in a way that you’ve never experienced before.

Wright Surgical Arts is beyond excited to introduce this new procedure. Keep reading below to learn more about what the ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System is, how it works, how you’ll benefit, and other relevant safety concerns that we’ll identify and address. A better, healthier you starts today!

What Is The ORBERA® Gastric Balloon?

As we mentioned above, ORBERA® Gastric Balloon is a remarkably simple weight loss balloon designed to assist you with managing portion control. Combined with a healthy diet and moderate exercise (as mandated by a medical professional), this nonsurgical procedure will ultimately help you lose weight. Consisting of a durable, inflatable (and deflatable) balloon made out of medical grade soft silicone, this weight loss balloon is intended to remain in your stomach for a temporary time period of six months. Throughout this time, your body will be encouraged to adapt to healthier, smaller portion sizes. This will greatly help to slow down your digestive system in a safe manner that won’t harm other processes in your body. 
The shape and volume of the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon is inflated within your stomach to levels that correspond to your natural stomach size. Ultimately, you will feel fuller with less food, reducing your daily calorie intake and helping to control your appetite:
  • FDA-approved, nonsurgical and noninvasive medical procedure
  • Safely administered by qualified professionals
  • Lose up to 3x the amount of weight compared to diet and exercise alone
  • 12 month, medically-managed support program to guide you through your weight loss journey and keep you feeling healthy for the long-term
  • An ideal way to kickstart a new, healthy lifestyle and lasting positive change

Am I An Ideal Candidate For This Weight Loss Procedure?

Realistically, anyone who is overweight could be a viable candidate for the ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System, but ultimately, it’s up to the discretion of a licensed medical professional to determine your eligibility. Prior to making any firm decisions or commitment in regard to treatment, your free consultation with our professionals at Wright Surgical Arts will involve discussing your weight loss results and how we can realistically help you achieve those goals. Things like BMI (Body Mass Index) and current weight will help determine your starting point as well as your eligibility for being a gastric weight loss balloon recipient.

Usually, ideal candidates for the gastric balloon typically fall within a BMI range of 30-40, and are intent on losing somewhere in the range of 20-40+ pounds. Of course, there is a good amount of flexibility as far as who can be considered as a viable candidate for the gastric balloon — patients with a higher BMI than a range of 30-40 can still be suitable for this exciting, new procedure.

All things considered, your consultation and other relevant visits with a licensed medical professional will determine if you’re a good fit for the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon Procedure. As with all of our medspa services and nonsurgical procedures that we administer here at Wright Surgical Arts, your safety is our number one concern and priority. After your consultation and any other visits with our professionals, you should have a crystal clear understanding of what you should expect during the 12-month ORBERA® program as well as what you’ll need to do to make your accelerated weight loss journey as effective as possible.

How Does The Procedure Work?

Usually completed in as little as 15-20 minutes, the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon placement is safe, noninvasive, and presents little to no pain during the procedure. Using a soft, expandable balloon, a highly-trained ORBERA® physician inserts the uninflated balloon via the mouth and esophagus. With the help of a flexible camera, the balloon is carefully placed in the stomach, which is then inflated to the approximate size of a grapefruit filled with sterile water (saline). This inflated balloon will take up an appropriate amount of space in the stomach, slowing the digestive process and encouraging proper portion control.

Using a mild sedative to ensure patient comfort during the outpatient procedure, general anesthesia is unnecessary. Do bear in mind that, after the procedure is complete, some patients may experience a certain degree of nausea or discomfort in the first few days following the procedure as the stomach adjusts to the balloon. However, most patients comfortably return to normal activities after a few days. After the six month period is complete, the gastric balloon is then safely deflated and removed in a similar manner in which it was inserted. The below video offers additional information on how the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon System works, as well as what to expect from the procedure itself:

Why ORBERA® Over Other Weight Loss Alternatives?

ORBERA® vs Diet And Exercise Alone

Simply put, fad diets lead to temporary weight loss that just comes back over a period of time. Even carefully-laid out and well-planned diets leave you feeling hungry, dissatisfied, and ultimately, cranky. No one wants to go through extreme personality and mood fluctuations just because they’ve chosen to make a conscious, healthier lifestyle choice. ORBERA® helps support your mood while you’re eating less, as you’ll feel fuller and won’t experience as many appetite woes.

Additionally, exercising can be an uncomfortable challenge as an overweight individual. While we’d never necessarily discourage living a moderately active lifestyle, physical activity will be more enjoyable when you’re more confident on the ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System.

Other Gastric Balloons Don’t Compare

ORBERA® has a 20 year (and counting) running history of being the number one weight loss balloon in the world. Not only is the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon FDA-approved, but it’s also the only gastric weight loss balloon that’s officially recognized by the ASGE (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) for its effectiveness and overall safety.*

A Better, More Sensible Alternative To Surgery

Not only are bariatric surgical procedures exorbitantly expensive, but they also involve scars, incisions, stitches, or staples. Yikes! The ORBERA® procedure leaves no scars, no permanent marks, and does no damage to the body whatsoever. All around, the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon is a more sensible procedure and weight loss solution, time and time again.

The Journey To A New You Starts Today

Wright Surgical Arts is proud to be the only cosmetic surgery center in the Eastern Pacific Northwest that offers the official ORBERA® Gastric Balloon procedure. Though tried and true with 20 years of successful experience to back up the ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System, this is a new service that we are now offering. Be a part creating the NEW YOU and take control of your weight loss situation by getting started with Wright Surgical Arts today!

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