The FDA recently approved the use of intragastric balloon, Orbera™, for weight loss surgery. Orbera™ is manufactured by Apollo Endosurgery and Dr. Michael Baptista and the Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center are the first to introduce this product to the Jacksonville market. This new product focuses on developing long-term, sustainable, health habits. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach, at the Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center, for six months to encourage portion control. Dr. Baptista and his support staff will help guide you through the comprehensive program. After six months, the balloon is removed, at the Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center, and your support team at Dr. Baptista’s office will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Below are some of related links patients can visit and learn more about Orbera™.