Balloon Therapy: A New Way to Lose Weight

By: Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery  03/15/2016
Keywords: bariatric surgery

The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery’s founder discusses this new procedure.

Plano, TX, 2016 – People who are obese or in danger of becoming so may find a new procedure offers them a less invasive way to address their concerns. Known as Orbera, the procedure involves the placement of a small balloon directly into the stomach to limit food capacity while assisting patients in shedding weight.

“This breakthrough offers a less-invasive, completely reversible way to help people get the weight-loss boost they need,” says Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the North Texas-based Nicholson Clinic, one of the top weight loss surgery centers in the country. “Although only recently approved for wide scale use, the procedure is showing tremendous results for those who try it and follow advice.”

Obera is inserted into the stomach using an endoscope, which means it doesn’t involve incisions or stitches. Once the balloon is in place, it is inflated to effectively reduce stomach size temporarily. The balloon is left in place for up to six months while patients also undergo lifestyle interventions to help them develop healthy habits they can maintain after the balloon is removed.

“What makes Obera different, aside from its non-surgical approach, is the fact it is suitable for use in patients who are overweight and not technically obese,” says Dr. Nicholson. “This procedure offers a way to intervene before weight becomes a serious health concern.”

Obesity has been linked to a variety of health conditions, including heart disease, some forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes. People who are obese or in danger of becoming so are urged to discuss all weight-loss options with their healthcare providers. Obera may be a viable option to help some patients address weight-related concerns.

To find out more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the services it provides, visit it online at

About Nicholson Clinic

, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.

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