Gastric Balloon: surgery free weight loss

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. Orbera balloon

Gastric balloon or stomach balloon‘s offer a safe and fully reversible method to help fast track weight loss. A temporary balloon-like device is placed in your stomach endoscopically and left for 6 to 12 months to boost weight loss efforts. Find out how you can save on your first consultation by booking with a friend.

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

Ormiston Hospital was the first in the country to offer the gastric balloon procedure performed by Dr Ravinder Ogra. Over the past decade we have helped to transform the lives of thousands of people. We offer two types of gastric balloons, the Spatz and Orbera, we believe these are the best quality balloons on the market. Both are safe for up to 12 months of use. Read more about each of the types below or email us: for more information.


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Spatz3® Adjustable Gastric Balloon

The Spatz3® Adjustable Gastric Balloon is the world’s only adjustable gastric balloon. This type of balloon can be increased or decreased after implantation. This means if you are not losing the amount of weight you would like your surgeon is able to increase the size of the balloon.  Balloon adjustments can be done as often as needed.

It’s ability to be adjustable is a huge benefit, as it can be tailored to individual weight loss goals. Email us for pricing on the Spatz3:  

Orbera® Gastric Balloon

The Orbera 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. 

Many diet programs are difficult to maintain as you struggle with feeling hungry. With Orbera you eat 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 $8,587.00 NZD (inc GST). We will make a booking for a consultation appointment with one of our specialists, following this you will be booked in for your procedure around 2 – 3 weeks time. You will also be contacted by our dietitian. 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
  • Evidence of the Spatz shows an average of 17 – 25kg weight loss in 12 months
  • Gastric balloons have been used for over 35 years on hundreds of thousands of people
  • The procedure is fully reversible

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. Please feel free to reach out to us via email for more information:

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