Resources | NDDIC | Links | Lubbock, TX

3610 24th St., Lubbock, TX 79410

Logo_blue2 doctor_group_pic

Total inclusive cost for the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon procedure and nutritional counseling is $6,800. At this time, this procedure is not covered by insurance.  Financing available through Prosper Healthcare Lending.

Patient Portal

Lose extra pounds with the new, Non-surgical gastric balloon weight loss procedure.

Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates is proud to partner with Wellness Today to help patients achieve weight loss and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The weight loss journey leaves many people with few options in the gap between dieting and bariatric surgery.  Dr. Fenton and Dr. Miller now offer a solution to patients caught in that gap. Introducing the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon.

What is ORBERA™?

Click here to view for more information about Wellness Today.

• Comprehensive two-part non-surgical program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see.  With ORBERA™ patients on average lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone.

• Starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control. Your objective is to develop healthy habits to carry you forward in your weight loss journey.

• The balloon takes up space in your stomach to help you eat smaller meals.

• Coaching begins with the placement of the balloon along with nutritional counseling and metabolic testing designed specifically for you by a registered dietitian from Wellness Today.  This counseling continues even after the balloon is removed at six months for a total of 12 months.


The Procedure: Placement and removal

• Non-surgical procedure done under sedation at South Plains Endoscopy Center.  The thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach and is then filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes so you can go home the very same day.

• At six months the balloon is removed in the same non-surgical way it was placed. The balloon is deflated, then removed under sedation.

Who will benefit from this new procedure?                                                                                                    

• Patients with a BMI between 30-40 with minimal risk factors                                                                        

• Anyone struggling with their weight and understands that this is a tool to help them change their life in regards to nutrition and exercise.