Southwest Idaho’s Only Gastric Balloon

NCMC is proud to be the only facility in Southwest Idaho to offer the ORBERA Gastric Balloon procedure,

ORBERA is a weight loss balloon designed to help with portion control and improve weight loss. The gastric balloon is in your stomach temporarily, for six months, to encourage your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon helps patients lose up to 3x the weight of diet and exercise alone.

The Gastric Balloon is designed for patients with a BMI range of 30-40 (Online BMI Calculator) and offers a two part program. The first six months, a gastric balloon rests in your stomach to help with portion control while your body adapts to your new lifestyle. The balloon is then removed and you continue with six months of online coaching to help you follow a diet and exercise plan. If your struggling to lose weight, we can help.

Nicolas Hayes, DO
Nicolas Hayes, DO

General Surgeon


The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick non-surgical procedure.


The 30 minute procedure is completed while you are mildly sedated. Most patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.

Not Permanent

After six months of the weight loss program the gastric balloon is carefully removed and the aftercare program begins.

No Incisions

Since the gastric balloon is inserted through your throat and into your stomach there is no need for any incision, stiches or scars.