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Abington Surgical Welcomes ORBERA™!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In early August of this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Orbera Intragastric Balloon, devised by Apollo Endosurgery Inc. It is a non-surgical procedure designed to help adults older than 18 who have a body mass index of 30 to 40, or are 50 to 90 pounds overweight. Abington Surgical Center is proud to be one of the very few in the Philadelphia Area with ORBERA™ trained physicians!

Diet and exercise are arguably the two most important factors in successful weight loss. But what happens when it’s just not enough? How can you get effective help with other factors of weight management such as safely controlling hunger and meal portion sizes? The ORBERA™ two-part program has an extensive history of helping to address these two factors. It helps you control hunger and limit portion size and most importantly, provides an expert support team that will be by your side teaching you healthy habits to meet your weight loss goals.

A Two-Part Mind Body Solution

ORBERA™ is a bridge between traditional weight loss methods and weight loss surgery. The system features an intragastric balloon that is inserted into the stomach during a non-surgical endoscopic procedure. The balloon is placed in the stomach and inflated with a saline solution until it is about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure is done in our office. It is left in your stomach for six months and aids in portion control. The medical device is paired with a personalized support team who will guide and assist you with nutritional support and an exercise plan that works for you. Our specialists will continue to provide you with support after the balloon removal that will be essential to your long-term success.

ORBERA™ has over 20 years of global clinical experience. Patients using the ORBERA™ two-part system have lost over 3 times the amount of weight as those with diet and exercise alone. If you are ready to join the thousands worldwide who have taken their weight loss efforts to the next level, please call us today!

For more information, watch the video below.


2 thoughts on “Abington Surgical Welcomes ORBERA™!

  1. Jean Cumbo says:

    Would like additional information

    1. Philomena Glowka says:

      Please contact me at 267-960-1406. I will also try to get in touch with you today.

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