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Have you struggled with losing
that last 20-25 pounds?

Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Florida Hospital North Pinellas now offers a big idea to make you smaller –Orbera™ Managed Weight Loss System. This innovative, non-surgical, hospital-supervised weight loss program offers a safe and effective option for helping you meet your goals.

In addition to surgery, your program also includes:

  • 12 months nutritional counseling
  • Complimentary gym membership
  • FitBit Flex®
  • Personal exercise and weight loss journal


A Simple Procedure

Dr. Kotak explains this simple procedure and the patient requirements in detail in this informative video.

How It Works

This isn’t surgery, a diet, or a miracle pill. The saline-filled balloon rests in the stomach cavity and decreases appetite by occupying about a third of the stomach volume helping you to feel fuller, longer.

Inserting the balloon takes about 20 minutes and is performed under mild sedation. No incisions or hospitalization are required and patients are usually sent home after an hour of monitoring.

After the procedure is complete, patients follow a medically-supervised diet and exercise plan to help them lose – and then maintain – their weight.

Benefits of the Procedure

  • Weight loss occurs rapidly
  • The simple procedure has reduced risk of complications
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • No need to take expensive vitamins or supplements
  • Improves problems associated with Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure


Want to know more? Click here to download our FAQs.


Who Is Eligible?

According to the FDA, the procedure is available to adults 22 years and older who:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40

  • Are willing to participate in a medically supervised program


Take The Next Step Toward a Happier, Healthier You.


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