We are the first clinic in Puerto Rico specializing in a non-surgical weight loss system (ORBERA™), provided by Dr. Federico Gregory, Gastroenterologist & Liver Disease Specialist.
Our experienced team of healthcare professionals offers a unique multidisciplinary approach tailored to individual patient needs.
We will assist you every step of the way to achieve your goals of transforming your lifestyle into a healthier one.
What is ORBERA™?
ORBERA® is a two-part weight loss program designed to help you to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Long-lasting weight loss and overall health is much more achievable with ORBERA®‘s gastric balloon technology, healthy diet, personalized exercise plan, support team and access to an available online after-care program. It has been shown that patients can lose up to 3x the weight with ORBERA®‘s weight loss system than with just diet and exercise alone.
So Orbera® is the intragastric balloon?
The ORBERA® stomach balloon is soft, durable and about the size of a grapefruit. While un-inflated, it is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach. This simple procedure eliminates the need for any incisions or stitches and usually takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Once inserted carefully into the stomach, the silicone balloon is then filled with up to 700 cc of a safe saline solution. Once in place the stomach balloon can begin encouraging healthy portion control.
Why does ORBERA® work?
ORBERA® is a 12-month weight loss and healthy lifestyle program. For the first six months of the program a gastric balloon is placed in your stomach to help with portion control. This will help you to learn healthy portion control methods while your body adapts to your new lifestyle.
For the entire duration of the 12-month program you will be encouraged through the help from your support team to follow a diet and exercise plan. This not only helps in weight loss during the 12-month program, but also teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term through recommended exercises, healthy foods and portion sizes.
Is Orbera Right For Me?
Each patient is a individual case. It is recommended to schedule an appointment to see how Orbera® can change your life. However to qualify for Orbera® you must:
• Be an adult
• Have a Body Mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40
• Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program
Is ORBERA® FDA Approved?
During a U.S clinical trial, the ORBERA® weight loss balloon showed 3.1x the weight loss of diet & exercise.
Is it proven to work?
With ORBERA® you can lose up to 3x more weight than with just diet and exercise alone. The stomach balloon kick starts your weight loss physically, but the aftercare and ORBERA® Coach help to keep it off mentally.
Is there any surgical procedure?
ORBERA® is a non-surgical weight loss procedure, which means no incisions, stitches, or scars. It takes just 20-30 minutes; most people go home the same day. And, importantly, the balloon is in place only temporarily, as opposed to permanent surgical alterations.
What are the costs?
Do you accept my insurance?
Our Medical Centre accepts most of the internationally recognized Insurance companies with affiliate.
If this is not your case, or if you have no insurance coverage then you will be expected to pay the bill in cash or credit card at the end of consultation. The original receipt, the signed copy of the credit card bill, the medical report in English and the results of tests performed are given to you in order to be delivered to your private or state insurance for reimbursement.
An estimate of consultation fees and costs, investigations or surgery are available on request.
Do I need referral?
If you have private insurance with an affiliate, the referral can be sent from your insurance company to us by fax or e-mail. We suggest that you contact your insurance in order to obtain this referral before your visit to our offices.
If you don’t have an insurance coverage, feel free to come to our Medical Centre. The billing procedure is as explained above.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept medical insurances only for the first appointment. However, there are other billing methods available for you.