The ORBERA® weight loss balloon is designed to help you lose weight and help you maintain lifelong healthy habits
ORBERA® is the global leading weight loss balloon and has helped thousands meet their weight loss goals.
ORBERA® is a reversible non surgical weight loss procedure, which means no incisions, stitches, or scars.
The average person loses 3x more weight with ORBERA® than with exercise and diet alone.
Millions of pounds have been lost with ORBERA®, with over 220,000 gastric balloons distributed worldwide.
What better investment is there than your health?
The ORBERA® is placed into the stomach in a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin.
The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life.
ORBERA® is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone. While it is temporarily in your stomach for six months it encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The shape and volume of the stomach balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.
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Maria C. Castellano, MD
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Dr. Castellano, a native New Yorker, now calls Valdosta home so she can be closer to family. A graduate of Tulane University, Dr. Castellano attended LSU School of Allied Health, graduated from Autonomous Universidad in Guadalajara Mexico, and completed her internship, residency, and Gastroenterology Fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Castellano’s education has taken her many places broadening her experience. For those in Valdosta and surrounding communities with gastrointestinal and liver disease, Dr. Castellano specializes in treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease (IBS), Barrett’s Esophagus and diseases of the liver and pancreas. Additionally, she performs colonoscopies and endoscopies for screening and diagnostic purposes at South Georgia Medical Center.
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Valdosta, GA 31602
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