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Weight Loss Specialist

Associated Surgical Center

Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

Losing weight isn’t a simple process for most people, especially without help or guidance from a doctor. With an ORBERA™ gastric balloon from Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, you can lose three times as much weight as you would with just diet and exercise. To find out if you’re a candidate to lose weight with help from an ORBERA gastric balloon, call this Chicagoland surgical center, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss work?

Weight loss typically refers to the process of eliminating body fat, but you can lose weight from muscle loss too. The main difference is that having excess fat on your body is bad for your health, and losing body fat improves it. Additionally, many people wish to lose weight for aesthetic reasons, since excess body fat affects the way you look. 

There are many different approaches to weight loss, and generally, the best way to go about it is to follow a healthy diet without too many calories. Living an active lifestyle with plenty of movement throughout your day also helps you burn off calories over time. 

If you’re obese, your best efforts to lose weight might not make a big difference. If you need to lose weight faster than lifestyle changes alone will allow you to, Associated Surgical Center offers treatment with the ORBERA™ gastric balloon.

The team at Associated Surgical Center inserts your ORBERA balloon in your stomach through your esophagus. Once it’s in place, they fill it with a sterile saline solution. The filled balloon helps you feel full faster and for longer by taking up space in your stomach and slowing down your digestion. It stays in place for six months before the team deflates it and removes it. For six months after, you’ll engage in a support program to ensure your results are permanent.

What are the health benefits of weight loss?

Even if you don’t care about your weight in terms of aesthetics, weight loss provides many benefits for your physical health. Being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk of many serious conditions that can shorten your life, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis and joint pain

After losing weight, your general quality of life may improve too. Your mobility improves, and you might feel more confident in yourself. You might also feel less anxious or depressed, especially in social settings. 

Am I a candidate for weight loss with ORBERA?

If you’re interested in ORBERA for weight loss, the team at Associated Surgical Center first evaluates you to decide if you should attempt to lose weight naturally first. They might decide that you’re a candidate for weight loss with ORBERA if:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40
  • You want to lose at least 20 pounds
  • You’re willing to commit to the 12-month follow-up program
  • You want to avoid bariatric surgery
  • Your weight makes you feel self-conscious
  • You already have weight-related health complications

If the team decides that ORBERA is right for you during the consultation, they tell you exactly what you can expect during every part of the weight loss program.=

To learn more about general weight loss or the ORBERA program, call Associated Surgical Center, or book an appointment online today.

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