Gastric Balloon: surgery free weight loss

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer gastric balloon procedures due to international supply issues. Please check our website regularly for the latest updates; there is no waiting list.

If you are looking for an affordable, quick, nonsurgical procedure without any incisions, stitches or scars, a gastric balloon could be your answer to weight loss. 

Gastric balloon or stomach balloon‘s offer a safe and fully reversible method to help fast track weight loss. In an easy 15 minute procedure, a temporary balloon-like device is placed in your stomach endoscopically to boost weight loss efforts. 

The gastric balloon helps with portion control and develops healthy changes in eating that last into the future. The OWLS team will support and guide you along the entire journey, this includes a customised diet and exercise recommendations tailored to your needs.

Ormiston Hospital was the first in the country to offer the gastric balloon procedure performed by Dr Ravinder Ogra. Since 2015 we have helped to transform the lives of hundreds of people.  Our balloons are safe for up to 12 months of use. Read more about each of the types below or email us: for more information.

Watch our full series of videos on the gastric balloons.

Book a consultation with a specialist here.

Orbera® Gastric Balloon

The Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon has proven to help patients achieve 3.1x more weight loss than diet and exercise alone and provide’s patients with the right tools and resources to successfully learn to keep it off. The OWLS Orbera Balloon stays in for 12 months and is FDA approved, making it a very safe option. The Orbera we offer can be left in for up to 12 months, theOrbera B2B package allows you to supercharge weight loss over this time. 

NEW OrberaB2B 

Supercharge your weight loss efforts with our Orbera B2B package. We have introduced a new Orbera package. This package includes two balloons, where a newer, bigger balloon (adjusted to your requirements) will replace the first balloon after 6 months time. After finding that weight loss can slow down after 6 months with a balloon, we decided to introduce this option for patients who want to maximise their balloon experience. 

With both of our Orbera options you will feel less hungry and easily enjoy smaller meals, because the balloon takes up space in your stomach. This helps to develop long term healthy habits. Email us to request for pricing on the Orbera: 

The process:

Once you have decided a balloon is for you, you can make an enquiry by completing our form or sending us an email. We can email you our package information complete with pricing, which starts at $9,550.00 NZD (inc GST). Following this, you can book a consultation appointment with one of our specialists. If you proceed, will be booked in for your procedure around 2 – 3 weeks time. You will also be contacted by our dietitian (this initial consultation is not included in the Orbera package and costs $210 inc. GST). You can choose to stay overnight in our hospital for an additional cost – please let us know. 

About the procedure:

  • These procedures are done under light sedation
  • This is a day stay procedure and is done in 20 minutes
  • You will not need to stay in hospital but you will need to take it easy for three days
  • Immediately after the balloon is placed and filled with sterile water
  • The balloon is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach
  • Clinical evidence suggests an average of 10-15kg in 6 months
  • Gastric balloons have been used for over 35 years on hundreds of thousands of people
  • The procedure is fully reversible
  • The Orbera B2B balloon requires you to come in for the new balloon adjusted to your size 

This is not a new type of procedure and gastric balloons have had proven success worldwide for over 35 years on over 500,000 patients. They have been proven to work for patients who are unable shift stubborn weight despite both diet and exercise. If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for?  

Ormiston Hospital is a highly reputable and trusted private hospital located in South East Auckland. We have seen high success rates with gastric balloons but results vary depending on the patients commitment to the weight loss process. Our specialist gastroenterologists have inserted thousands of balloons and continue to do so with great success stories to prove these balloons work. 

We have a series of videos featuring Dr Ravinder answering your frequently asked questions below. 

Introducing Dr Ravinder Ogra


How do Gastric Balloons work?

Are Gastric Balloons Safe?


How long does the balloon stay in for?


How the process works at Ormiston Weight Loss Service.

How do you succeed with a Gastric Balloon?