BIB® Helps You Feel Fuller Faster and Therefore Control Portion Size

BIB® ‘balloon’ is a soft, expandable intragastric (inside the stomach) device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach. The shape and volume of the balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the BIB®/ORBERA® balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.2

    • #1 Weight loss Balloon

    ORBERA/BIB® is the global leading weight loss balloon that has helped hundreds of thousands meet their weight loss goals for over 20 years.1

    • Minimally Disruptive

    The 20-30 minute procedure is completed while you are sedated. Most patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.

    • Ongoing Support

    With the balloon in your stomach for up to 6 months together with your physicians support team, you will have the tools you need to achieve your weight loss goals.1

    • No incisions

    The balloon is inserted into the stomach (via the mouth), there is no need for any incisions, stitches or scars.


The BIB® Weight Loss System

The BIB® weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for up to 6 months after the procedure.

With the BIB® Managed Weight Loss Program you not only get a non-surgical answer to hunger management, you also get a professional support program for your weight loss providing:

During the 6 months (and beyond) you will work together with your support team of weight loss experts on a personalised plan.

The personalised plan is designed to:

  • Overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite
  • Individual diet and exercise series - Help you to adopt new nutritional habits and establish a reasonable exercise routine
  • A one-on-one motivational program - Help you succeed and stay motivated
  • Individual goal-setting and tracking meetings

Weight Loss Balloon Placement

The BIB® is placed into the stomach in a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin.

The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon through a thin filling tube (a catheter) with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients are able to go home and begin their BIB® weight loss journey.

 

The First 6 Months

The BIB® weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for up to 6 months after the procedure. With the gastric balloon and your professional weight loss expert support team, patients usually see the most rapid weight loss in the first three months.2 In addition, more than 6 months of coaching will teach you how to keep the weight off long term. It is very important to use the time while the balloon is in your stomach to develop health habits that will continue for the rest of your life. During the first 6 months you will learn how to use your BIB® as a tool that will aid you in your weight loss. Having open and constant communication with your support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits of the BIB® weight loss system.

Ready to begin your weight loss journey?


Only qualified specialists who have completed a training course may perform the BIB® weight loss balloon procedure. Click below to find the specialist closest to you.


The Removal

Now that you have completed the weight loss portion of your journey towards health and wellbeing it’s time to remove the BIB® intragastric balloon.

To prepare for the removal of the BIB® intragastric balloon:

  • No solid food 48 hours prior to the procedure
  • No liquids 12 hours prior to the procedure
  • Arrange to have assistance when you return home from the clinic.

Removal of the intragastric balloon takes around 20-30 minutes. The simple and non-surgical procedure is very similar to the placement process. During the removal procedure, you will be sedated and your doctor will remove the saline from the intragastric balloon before removing the deflated balloon from your stomach.

Once the BIB® gastric balloon has been removed it is very important to continue working closely with your support team and coaches to follow the personal diet and exercise plan given to you. This will help to keep you in a positive and healthy mindset while achieving your weight loss goals.

After the balloon is removed, maintaining the healthy lifestyle choices you have established will help you continue to lose weight and keep it off

 

BIB® WEIGHT LOSS SYSTEM

  • 20 YEARS


    More than 20 years of non-surgical weight loss.1

  • 295k


    Over 295,000 gastric balloons have been distributed worldwide.

  • 3x


    With ORBERA®/BIB®, the average person loses 3x more weight than with diet and exercise alone.2

"It has been two months now since I have had my balloon taken out. This is the time where I have found the follow-up appointments with my dietician and psychologist to be most helpful. The preparation was great, weight loss fabulous, and I'm feeling wonderful."

Ready to begin your weight loss journey?


Only qualified specialists who have completed a training course may perform the BIB® weight loss balloon procedure. Click below to find the specialist closest to you.