Last Week’s Hot Topic on Obesity


Last week’s hot topic on obesity was ORBERA Intragastric Balloon Weight Loss Procedure Featured on Dr. Oz written by Michael Nace.

This article was a review of Apollo Endosurgery’s ORBERA Intragastric Balloon Weight Loss Procedure aired on Dr. Oz’s popular healthcare talkshow recently. The segment, which explored how the weight loss device and supporting program aids obese patients in losing weight, marks ORBERA’s continued rise in popularity since its recent FDA approval in the United States.

The segment revealed that perhaps more remarkable than the simplicity in installing the ORBERA is the device’s ability to leave patients feeling full; the inflated balloon, according to Dr. Snyder, leaves patients feeling “Thanksgiving full,” adding, “People wake up and they’re like, ‘I’m full.’” In a study that Dr. Snyder was involved in using ORBERA, participants lose an average of 34.8% of their excess body weight using the system.

Watch the full Dr. Oz segment here.

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