Intragastric Balloon

We offer non surgical management of Obesity with an Intragastric or Gastric Balloon Procedure. For patients this is an affordable way to boost weight loss efforts without the need for surgery.

The Gastric Ballon or Intragastric Ballon is an inflatable medical device that is temporarily placed into the stomach to reduce weight.

This can be used for a period of 12 months at a time to attain significant weight loss and can be suitable for patients who have significant illnesses that makes them unsuitable for Sleeve Gastrectomy thereby acting as a bridge before they can undergo definitive surgery. It is approved by FDA as a safe Bariatric procedure.

Ormiston Hospital offers two types of Gastric Ballons and you can read more about them here.

The team at Ormiston Hospital offers a multidisciplinary approach leading up to and following surgery.

Our two surgeons are:

Ravinder Ogra

Dinesh Lal

Dr Ravinder Ogra talks to NZ Herald about the Orbera Balloon

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12081650

For costing and more information: please email:

owls@ormistonhospital.co.nz