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Weight Loss Surgery

Ozarks Medical Center Surgical Specialist Clinic is pleased to offer ORBERA™ Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Magdy Giurgius is certified to perform ORBERA™ Weight Loss Surgery.

What is ORBERA™?

  • Comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see. With ORBERA™ patients on an average lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone.
  • Starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control.
  • The ORBERA™ balloon takes up space in your stomach and helps you eat smaller meals.
  • The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach without surgery or any incisions and stays there for six months.
  • Patients will receive coaching from a team of experts which may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist.
  • Coaching continues after balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months.

The Procedure: Placement and removal

  • Non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative, the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it's about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you are able to go home the very same day.
  • At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way it was placed, through a non-surgical procedure. While you are under a mild sedative, the balloon is deflated first then removed.

What to expect

  • The weight loss is rapid with the majority of the weight loss typically occuring in the first three months of treatment.
  • On average, patients lost 3.1 times the weight compared to just diet and exercise alone.
  • The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.

To qualify for ORBERA™, you should:

  • Be an adult
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program

ORBERA™ Advantage

  • After six months with the ORBERA™ two-part program, people lost an average of 3.1 times the weight patients lost with just diet and exercise along.
  • The program is proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed.
  • A more than 20-year history of helping thousands of people lose weight.
  • More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide in over 80 counties.
  • With the FDA approval of ORBERA™, patients now have a safe and effective treatment option.

ORBERA™ Advantage

    For more information, contact:
    OMC Surgical Specialist Clinic
    2600 Independence Square
    West Plains, MO


    Directions for Use (DFU). ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System (ORBERA™). Austin, TX: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.