Orbera Gastric Balloons

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa

Lose 3x more weight than diet & exercise alone!
More than 220,000 people worldwide have successfully lost weight and kept if off with ORBERA®

Weight loss can be enormously challenging. We live in a fast-paced world where taking care of yourself becomes harder every day. Time is always crunched, rest is never enough, having fun is good but may be costly to the waistline.

Prioritizing your health seems like a no-brainer, but do we do it? Not always. Imagine losing 30 lbs. What would a confident new you feel like? How easy would it be to keep up with your kids? Or play an extra round of golf? Or really look forward to bikini time at the pool in Cabo?

PSS introduced the Health and Wellness program with gastric balloons to fill the need of patients who come to us desiring surgery but are not ready for it. They are too heavy to get the results they want.*


*Results May Vary

Lose 2-3x The Weight of Diet and Exercise Alone

We know that it takes about four to six weeks to change a bad habit to a good one. Why is that important? Because we occasionally need a hand in the first part of the weight loss journey; to change habits, to get us through.* For this reason, we introduced the gastric balloon concept to our practice.

As you begin to see the effects of calorie reduction, we teach you new eating habits that change your long-term health profile.* The balloon is a temporary intervention, literally. It sits in the stomach and occupies space, preventing overeating.* While developing healthier eating habits, this device helps keep you on the straight and narrow, feeling good, but full, with smaller amounts of food.*

New exercise and eating habits are the only answer to sustained weight loss and stabilization. Gastric balloons are a temporary help to solve a “lifestyle” problem.* These balloons are placed without any need for surgery and removed just as easily.* They can be uncomfortable initially, but that feeling typically goes away within the first week.*

*Results May Vary

A Roadmap To Long-Term Weight Loss

The partnership program included with the balloons is the Health and Wellness program. This program, led by our Health and Wellness Director Bethany, is your roadmap to successful, long-term weight loss.*

Drs. Poulos, Hvistendahl, and Douglas will consult with you on the proper choice for your balloon.

As you make the decision to lose weight and lighten your life, we will be with you every step of the way. Our support program continues a full six months after the balloons are removed.

As an aesthetic surgery practice, we are here not only to make you look good but feel good.* If your goal is to Reshape Your Life, we also offer you a 10% discount on any surgery for a year after your balloon program. Those who come to us with a desire for a Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck may be disappointed when the doctors recommend a weight loss program before reshaping with surgery. This recommendation is for your health and wellbeing. We want your surgery to be effective, transformative, and ultimately to allow you to achieve your goal; a healthier, more fit, shapelier, and happier you.*

*Results May Vary

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Please contact us so we can walk you through your choices and begin your health and wellness journey.


Success Stories


“ORBERA® made the difference when nothing else could.”

Before ORBERA®, Mary wasn’t happy with herself. She didn’t enjoy how she looked or how she felt. She didn’t even recognize who she was anymore. After some research, Mary knew that ORBERA® was for her. Now, she’s 43 lbs lighter and happier than ever.



“The change in me is unbelievable. I went from the worst point in my life, to the healthiest and happiest that I have ever been.”

David was having several of the hardest years of his life. As a result, he gained 50-60 lbs – seriously endangering his health. With help from the ORBERA® gastric balloon, David ditched his unhealthy behaviors and lost over 50 lbs!



“ORBERA® saved my life!”

With the scale slowly approaching 300 lbs, Clara knew she needed to make her health a priority. With a lot of hard work and determination, she now leads a healthy lifestyle and is extremely active. After losing 70 lbs with the ORBERA® gastric balloon, Clara is now a role model for her entire family.


ANDREW LOST 30 lbs.*

“I lost 30 lbs. with ORBERA® and kept the weight off for 5 years.”

Andrew wasn’t happy with himself. Andrew would look in the mirror and wonder if the day would ever come where he would feel comfortable in his own skin. Andrew believes trying ORBERA® was a changing point in his life.

Health Wellness Weight Loss Program

Read Our Free E-Book For Our Health Wellness Program

If you are struggling with weight, check out our E-Book for results of the Wellness Program we offer to patients. Bethany, our patient coordinator and a licensed nutritionist has helped us develop this program to help patients lose fat, gain muscle, and ultimately reach their goals. Check out the stories and journeys of those who have succeeded!

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