Dr. Shawn Garber Among Handful of Surgeons in the United States with FDA Approved Orbera Gastric Balloon Placement Experience for Non Surgical Weight Loss

Aug 06, 2015, 11:33 ET from New York Bariatric Group

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of international success, the Orbera Gastric Balloon is now FDA approved in the United States. Only a few surgeons have been trained in this procedure, and fewer still with actual experience placing and removing these balloons successfully. Dr. Shawn Garber of the New York Bariatric Group is one of these surgeons. 

Dr. Shawn Garber, founder and director of the New York Bariatric Group and one of the country's premier bariatric surgeons, has recently returned from Brazil as the one of the first American surgeons trained in the new intragastric balloon procedure and will be training other physicians in America. Dr. Garber is now offering the Orbera Weight Loss Program at New York Bariatric Group in Roslyn Heights.

Dr. Garber speaks of his time training in Brazil:

"The training in Brazil was an amazing learning experience. We were able to learn from some of the world's experts on intragastric balloons and were able to actually place and remove balloons during the training. The results I saw firsthand with the intragastric balloon were quite impressive. I removed a balloon on a woman that lost 65 pounds during the 6 months the balloon was in. We are very excited to be one of the first practices in the USA that will be offering this non-surgical procedure."

Orbera Managed Weight Loss Program has been a clinically accepted weight-loss treatment internationally for 20 years with over 200,000 balloons already placed worldwide and has finally made its way to the United States. ORBERA™ is not a surgery and it is not just a diet. It is a new option for patients in the U.S., who are not appropriate for or considering invasive surgery, but for whom diet & exercise or pharmaceutical interventions have not worked. The Orbera® device itself is a soft, silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted non-surgically in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of six months. During that six month period the patient will enjoy a feeling of fullness sooner and satiety will last longer after meals, which encourages portion control and helps manage hunger. In the 12 month Orbera® program, the patient will have consultations with Dr. Garber as well as his team of weight loss professionals including specially trained physician assistants, registered dietitians and psychologists. Support programs are also included to assure long lasting success.

Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. It is one of the most pervasive chronic diseases and increases the risk of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. The Orbera Managed Weight Loss Program offers a great new alternative to help fight this disease.

New York Bariatric Group consists of six of the country's best bariatric surgeons and has been voted the #1 bariatric program in New York state for six years in a row by Health Grades. NYBG physicians are the preeminent bariatric surgeons in New York and the surrounding region. Regardless of which bariatric surgery procedure you may decide on – whether it be the Orbera® Managed Weight Loss Program, LAP-BAND© Adjustable Gastric Band, revisional surgery, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass – the surgeons of New York Bariatric Group have the technology, talent, and experience to provide you with top quality surgical care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-633-8446 or visit stopobesityforlife.com or bellyballoon.com

Jon Libasci
New York Bariatric Group


SOURCE New York Bariatric Group