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Gain the edge. Lose the weight.
You’ve decided to lose the extra pounds. Nothing’s going to stop you. You just want an edge. The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System gives you a comprehensive, non-surgical solution that fills your stomach and reinforces portion control while you work with a support team of experts to help you learn healthy habits. Learn more about the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System.
Amir J. Heydari, MD, FACS
Dr. Amir Heydari was selected as one of just 20 top physicians in the country to be among the first trained for the Orbera™ Intragastric Balloon procedure and one of the first in the country to perform this procedure. Dr. Amir Heydari is passionate in his belief that the disease of obesity and the alarming rise in individuals who are overweight demand the attention of the community, as well as the expertise of medical specialists to treat this serious health condition from both a surgical and non-surgical approach.
His dedication and reputation for patient success is unparalleled in the area. Dr. Heydari’s team of compassionate weight-loss experts are committed to you and provide you very comprehensive, long-term support services to ensure you reach your weight-loss goals.
Dr. Heydari is a practicing board-certified, general, bariatric, oncologic and laparoscopic surgeon. He has held privileges for the last 20 years at Centegra Hospital – McHenry and Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. He has served in a variety of medical staff positions, including Medical Director of Centegra Healthy Living Institute, Medical Staff President and the Chairman of Department of Surgery.
Break through your weight loss barriers.
Experts agree that successful weight loss programs should not only help you lose weight, but keep it off over time. ORBERA™ combines a clinically tested and proven medical device, with your own customized plan and support team, to control portion size and effectively manage weight loss.
ORBERA™ is a weight-loss solution that focuses on developing long-term, sustainable, healthy habits. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. A team of support experts—which may include a dietitian, psychologist, and exercise physiologist—help guide you through the process.
At six months, the balloon is removed and your support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices. The program they design for you will be essential to help you overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite, adopt new nutritional habits, establish a reasonable exercise routine, and, ultimately, meet your long-term weight-loss goals.
For more than 20 years, the global medical community has been using gastric balloons from the makers of ORBERA™ to help thousands of people lose weight. More than 220,000 ORBERA™ balloons have been distributed worldwide and thousands of people—in over 80 countries including Canada, Australia, Brazil and the U.K.—have safely used ORBERA™ to lose weight. No fad programs. No surgery. Just results.
Is Obera right for you? More than ever, it’s up to you.
If you’re committed to improving your health and well-being, if you want a healthier life and the freedom to enjoy it, if you are looking to break through weight-loss barriers without surgery or if you just want to fit into clothing again – choosing ORBERA™ can help you get there.
To qualify for ORBERA™:
· Be an adult
· Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40 BMI Calculator
· Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program
Our Commitment to You
Our team offers everything you need, from informational meetings, nutritional counseling, preoperative testing, postoperative support and exercise instruction. Our commitment to you does not end after surgery; we are here to assist you in meeting your long-term health and weight-loss goals. We invite you to join us in our support group that meets at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock twice a month.
Centegra ORBERA Weight Loss Support Package
Our weight-loss support package offers you the tools you need for continued success after your procedure.
• One year membership to Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center
• Education and support by a bariatric registered dietitian, registered nurse and behavioral health specialist
• Monthly support groups
• Freshly prepared meals sent straight to your home (available for purchase only)
• Personal training sessions
• Wellness coaching
• Diagnostic test to measure body’s metabolism
• Financing options
Centegra Bariatric Surgery Support Group
The Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center bariatric surgery support group is the heart of our weight loss program. The group meets twice a month and includes patients in all phases of the weight loss surgery experience. The group is facilitated by a registered nurse, and the main mission is to assist, inspire, educate and support patients before, during, and after bariatric surgery.
Ongoing support is an important component to achieving long-term success in the fight against obesity!
What to Expect. Your journey starts right here, right now.
ORBERA™ has been tested and proven to be effective. It can help you break through weight loss barriers and a team of experts will help coach you towards keeping the weight off in the long run. Here’s what you can expect:
Preparing for ORBERA™ (Before procedure)
Once you meet with your Specialist to discuss weight loss goals, a comprehensive program will be developed for you, which can include one-on-one coaching and expert guidance on dietary nutrition and fitness. It won’t be like anything you’ve tried before, because it includes ORBERA™.
The next step is placement of the ORBERA™ balloon in your stomach to help you exercise portion control and eat smaller meals.
Living with ORBERA™ (first 6 months after procedure)
In the first few days after placement, you may experience nausea or vomiting. In some patients it may last up to one to two weeks. Your Specialist will work with you to prescribe medication that will proactively manage these symptoms and help you adjust to the balloon.
While the ORBERA™ balloon stays in for six months, you’ll lose the majority of the extra weight you’ve struggled to shed in the first few months. The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.
Success after ORBERA™ (After balloon removal)
Get ready for feelings of joy and accomplishment in the work you’ve done and the results you’ve achieved. The information, tools, and support gained along your journey will allow you to stick to healthy lifestyle habits and maintain your weight loss long term.
*The results shown are not typical, individual results might vary based on actual program participation.