The ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System is a non-surgical procedure that helps patients initiate and maintain long-term weight loss. The procedure places a small silicone balloon into the stomach, which takes up space so you feel full faster and consume smaller portions of food.

Who It’s For

ORBERA® works well for moderately overweight individuals who haven’t succeeded with diet and exercise and want to break through weight loss barriers without surgery.

How the Procedure Works

Under mild sedation, a board-certified gastroenterologist endoscopically places the thin, deflated balloon in place in the stomach through the esophagus. The balloon is then inflated with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. This non-surgical and painless outpatient procedure takes about 10-15 minutes. After six months, the balloon is removed the same way it was placed.

How Much Weight You’ll Lose

The average person loses 3x more weight than with exercise and diet alone. In the U.S. clinical study, patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs, but motivated patients may lose far more, especially as you see the pounds come off quickly after balloon placement. At True You, the average weight loss is between 30 and 50lbs, though our patients have lost as much as 110lbs. Best of all, you’re likely to keep the weight off as we partner together over the next 12 months with comprehensive diet, exercise, nutrition, and behavioral counseling to provide support and ensure long-term results.
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Why Choose True You for ORBERA®?

Endoscopic Expertise
Dr. McGowan, a board-certified gastroenterologist and endoscopist, is a leader and educator in the field of endoscopic weight loss, and regularly trains physicians from around the nation in the technique of intragastric balloon placement. He has helped more than 300 patients succeed with ORBERA®, ensuring that his patients will achieve the absolute best results.
Bariatric Excellence
WakeMed Cary Hospital, where Dr. McGowan performs ORBERA® procedures, is an accredited Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, and Cigna Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. Though your ORBERA® is a same-day, outpatient procedure, you will have the backing of a comprehensive, knowledgeable, and award-winning bariatric center.
24/7 Physician Access
Whether you live in North Carolina, or are traveling from another state, you will receive the highest level of concierge care, with 24/7 direct access to your physician via personal cell phone, text, email, and video chat. We remain committed to your success throughout your weight loss journey.


ORBERA® Basic Package: $6,995
The ORBERA® Basic Package includes one year of dietitian visits with the procedure. ORBERA® is the #1 weight loss balloon and is a fully reversible procedure.
ORBERA® Enhanced Package: $7,490
The ORBERA® Enhanced Package includes all components of the ORBERA® Basic Package, plus: post-procedure home hydration; a connected fitness tracker with video conferencing; enrollment in medical nutrition therapy; and, athletic lab consultation with customized exercise plan.

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