Bingham Memorial Hospital Now Offers the All-New Intragastric Balloon

A non-surgical solution to assist patients in losing and maintaining weight.

September 15, 2015--The goal of the Bingham Memorial Weight Loss Center is to help people experience the life-changing effects of non-surgical and surgical weight-loss solutions. If you’ve been on a weight-loss journey for a while and are unhappy with your progress, we are excited to present you with information about a new weight-loss solution that might be right for you.

intragastric balloon procedure

Bingham Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Idaho and one of the first in the country to offer the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon—a new tool helping people achieve their weight loss goals.

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ORBERA™ to assist adult patients suffering from obesity—with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40—in losing and maintaining weight. The intragastric balloon is part of a managed weight loss system, a comprehensive, non-surgical two-part program that includes a balloon filling space in a patient’s stomach to reinforce proper portion control. This procedure does not involve any incisions, and studies have shown that the average person lost 3.1 times the weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months.

Bingham Memorial Hospital recognizes that obesity is a chronic disease and we are pleased to be able to offer this new, minimally invasive solution to help transform the lives of patients before their disease progresses and requires more invasive treatment. Our caring and compassionate team of weight-loss specialists will be with you every step of the way as you improve your health and quality of life.

Why Choose the Weight Loss Center at Bingham Memorial?

We have helped to change the lives of thousands of people, and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognizes our surgeons and facilities for providing exquisite patient care and promoting optimal levels of performance. Our program is the region’s only MBSAQUIP Accredited Weight Loss Center. To receive this designation, the Weight Loss Center at Bingham Memorial has undergone an extensive approval process that includes an onsite inspection of our facilities. This stringent certification criteria stresses safety, quality, and proficiency.

Our program is successful because our dedicated team members collaborate with one another. Our dieticians, mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, and insurance authorization experts are dedicated to working together to ensure the success of your healthcare plan and weight-loss goals.

Free Weight Loss Seminar

The first step to weight-loss and learning about the all-new intragastric balloon is having all of your questions answered, which is why we hold free informational seminars every month. You and a guest are cordially invited to attend our seminar where a free dinner will be served.

At the seminar, our weight-loss experts explain all the details of our program, and former surgical weight-loss patients and other members of our program attend the seminar to provide insights and answer questions.

This is a great opportunity to begin your life-changing journey. Please register for one of our free seminars in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, or Pocatello by going to or call (208) 782-3993 for additional information.

The Weight Loss Center at Bingham Memorial is here to help you improve your health and quality of life, and our free seminars are the perfect opportunity to see if one of our non-surgical or surgical weight-loss solutions are right for you.

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