The Gulf South's First ORBERA Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss

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Dr. Rachel Moore implanted the First ORBERA Balloon for Weight Loss in the Gulf South at Crescent City Surgery Centre in New Orleans, LA

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Friday, September 11, 2015
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Dr. Rachel Moore Performs the First ORBERA Intragastric Balloon for Weight Loss in the Gulf South

New Orleans, LA., Dr. Rachel Moore performed the First ORBERA balloon implant in the Gulf South at Crescent City Surgical Centre today, Friday, September 11th.

The 55 year old female patient with a BMI of 40 was given light sedation while Dr. Moore inserted the balloon in her stomach through an endoscope. The balloon was filled with saline and the endoscope was removed. The procedure took seven (7) minutes. The patient was then awakened and discharged several hours later. The balloon will remain in her stomach for 6 months and serve as a built-in portion control while she works with a dietician to learn better nutrition and eating habits as well as exercise regimens.

Dr. Moore was extremely pleased with the procedure noting, “ORBERA is a great option for people who do not want incisions or hospitalization. It’s a very safe, quick procedure. In combination with nutrition, exercise and counseling, ORBERA helps patients lose weight and regain control over their eating habits.”

The ORBERA Managed Weight Loss System is a comprehensive, non-surgical program. For an entire year patients are supervised by a team of specialists who will help them make major lifestyle changes. The balloon is intended for patients who need to lose 20 to 60 pounds.

The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi at is a team of nine advanced laparoscopic surgeons and support staff who specialize in comprehensive weight loss and wellness for life. Founded in 2000 as an advanced bariatric surgery practice, they have offices in Covington, Lafayette, New Orleans, Slidell, Gulfport and Hattiesburg. To learn more about the surgeons, their services, and free weekly seminars please visit or call 1-877-691-3001.

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