A minor muffin top or some little love handles are mostly cosmetic concerns, but obesity puts your life in danger. Unfortunately, the more you weigh, the harder it is to shed the pounds. If you’re like a lot of folks struggling with weight loss, you find yourself in a vicious cycle of inactivity and overeating that sabotages your weight loss goals.
You’ve thought about weight loss surgery, but you’re not quite ready for that extreme step. We don’t blame you.
Dr. Darrien Gaston at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants in Chicago, Illinois, believes there’s a better way than surgery and extreme diets to help you reach your healthy weight goals. One of the most effective treatments he recommends is the Orbera™ Managed Weight Loss System.
The concept is simple: Dr. Gaston inserts a deflated Orbera balloon into your stomach through your mouth. He then fills the balloon with a safe solution of saline, and it takes up space in your stomach until he removes it. You only need a mild sedative to relax you, but no anesthesia is necessary.
This isn’t surgery, so you have no incisions and no recovery time — just a 20-minute office appointment.
Here’s why Orbera might be the answer you’ve been searching for.
No more self-denial and rumbling tummy. The Orbera balloon fills the majority of the space in your stomach, so you feel full after eating much less food. Now, it’s easier to manage your portions.
It’s also important that the small amounts of food you do eat are nutritious, containing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins.
Bariatric surgeries can be a lifesaver for many obese people, but it should always be a last resort to restore health and prevent death, not an alternative to diet and exercise. The Orbera system allows you to take advantage of the stomach-altering benefits of bariatric surgery without the surgery.
There’s no getting around it — to get and remain healthy, you need to move your body and eat healthy food. Orbera isn’t a substitute for healthy living, but it can help you lose weight faster than diet and exercise alone can, and it can help you stay on course.
Dr. Gaston doesn’t just insert the Orbera balloon and send you on your way. He and our team work with you throughout your weight loss journey. We’re here to encourage, advise, and monitor you for six months, at which point Dr. Gaston removes the Orbera balloon.
We even stay by your side for another six months to ensure you’ve adopted healthy habits and have all the support you need moving forward in your new life. Beyond that, you can become a member of our Virtual Partners program, so you’ll never have to go it alone again.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for the Orbera Managed Weight Loss System, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaston by calling our friendly staff or booking online today.