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Orbera, a minimally invasive weight loss alternative

Introducing the Great Lakes Gastroenterology Renew Program. The Renew Program is a customized medical and minimally invasive approach to help you achieve your weight loss goals and a maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our program takes a multifaceted approach incorporating the expertise from gastroenterologists, internists, and experienced nutritionists to help guide you in your weight loss journey.

If the Renew Program is right for you, our group helps you use it to change eating behaviors and adjust your lifestyle with counseling, the assistance of medications, and the endoscopic placement of an Orbera balloon.

Why the Renew Program with Orbera works

Because you learn to listen to your body

Because it helps you change your habits

Because 6 months gives you time to re-program

How Orbera Works

A deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach and then it is filled to the size of a grapefruit. The entire process usually takes 20 minutes and most people go home hours later.

It couldn't be easier


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“Before, I would eat until I was stuffed, but now I can tell the difference between being satisfied and being overly full.”

Orbera is a tool for taking control of the way you eat.

Are You a Candidate for Orbera?

Only a physician can tell you whether or not Orbera is right for you, that’s why a consultation is so important.

But if you’ve tried diet and exercise without success, Orbera might be the tool for taking control of your eating behavior.

You Probably Have a Few Questions

These are the most common, explained by our patients.

What is the “Orbera” system?

Do I need to take time off?

Does it work?


The complete aftercare program

The Aftercare Program is part of the unique ORBERA® 2-Part Program that combines the 6 month placement of the gastric balloon with a 12-month coaching program. The complete ORBERA® Aftercare Program includes the following items to assist you with adjusting to your new and improved lifestyle:

  • 1:1 sessions with a registered dietitian
  • Group sessions
  • Physician visibility of progress
  • 100’s of ORBERA®appropriate recipes
  • Mobile Apps: iOS and Android
  • Unique picture based food diary

Serving The Greater Cleveland Area

Schedule an appointment at one of our two locations.

Important ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon System Safety Information

  • The ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon System is a weight loss aid for adults suffering from obesity, with a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 and ≤40 kg/m2, who have tried other weight loss programs, such as following supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs, but who were unable to lose weight and keep it off.
  • To receive ORBERA® you must be willing to also follow a 12-month program, beginning with the placement of ORBERA® and continuing for 6 months after, that includes a healthy diet and exercise plan. If the diet and exercise program is not followed, you will not experience significant weight loss results; in fact, you may not experience any weight loss.
  • Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy, so you will be supervised throughout this program by a team of physicians, physiologists, and nutritionists. This team will help you make and maintain major changes in your eating and exercise habits.
  • ORBERA® is placed for no more than six months. Any time that the balloon is in the stomach for longer than six months puts you at risk for complications, such as bowel obstruction, which can be fatal.
  • Some patients are ineligible to receive ORBERA®. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history and will also perform a physical examination to determine your eligibility for the device. Additionally, at the time of placement, the doctor may identify internal factors, such as stomach irritation or ulcers, which may prevent you from receiving ORBERA®.
  • You must not receive ORBERA® if you are pregnant, a woman planning to become pregnant within six months’ time, or breast-feeding.
  • Complications that may result from the use of ORBERA® include the risks associated with any endoscopic procedure and those associated with the medications and methods used in this procedure, as well as your ability to tolerate a foreign object placed in your stomach. Possible complications include: partial or complete blockage of the bowel by the balloon, insufficient or no weight loss, adverse health consequences resulting from weight loss, stomach discomfort, continuing nausea and vomiting, abdominal or back pain, acid reflux, influence on digestion of food, blockage of food entering the stomach, bacterial growth in the fluid filling the balloon which can lead to balloon inflation and infection, injury to and/or perforation of the lining of the digestive tract, stomach or esophagus, aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs, and balloon deflation.
  • Important: For full safety information please visit, talk with your doctor, or call Apollo Customer Support at 1-855-MYORBERA.

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References: 1. Directions For Use (DFU). ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon System (ORBERA®). Austin, TX: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. Reference information on file: MKT-00632-00 & MKT-01290-00 * Results are from individual customer testimonials and your results may vary.