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Written by Liz Bernardo on . Posted in All About ORBERA
All About ORBERA

Is Orbera covered by insurance?

In the United States, most insurance policies, including those from Medicare and most major insurance companies, specifically exclude the intragastric balloon from coverage because it is most often used for aesthetic weight loss purposes rather than to specifically treat a patient’s advancing co-morbidities related to obesity. Because of this, the intragastic balloon procedure is typically […]

Written by Liz Bernardo on . Posted in All About ORBERA
All About ORBERA weight loss balloon

What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric balloon is a non-surgical and short-term (temporary) weight loss device. A smooth, soft saline-filled balloon (about the size of a grapefruit) is placed in your stomach, allowing you to control your portion sizes by filling space in your stomach. The gastric balloon makes you feel fuller faster. […]

Written by Liz Bernardo on . Posted in Food & Nutrition
Food & Nutrition

How To Be Mindful During Meals

Everywhere we go and whatever we do, mindfulness is a buzzword washing across many areas of our lives. Yet, practicing mindfulness can seem like an overwhelming — even impossible — undertaking. Luckily for all of us, mindfulness isn’t about perfection. In fact, the best ways to practice mindfulness are those which fit into your lifestyle. […]

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