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Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

If you want help losing weight, but either aren’t interested in surgery or don’t meet the criteria for bariatric surgery, then . That’s why WakeMed is pleased to offer a variety of innovative, non-surgical procedures that provide fast and effective weight loss for patients who need help jump-starting their journey to better health. WakeMed Cary Hospital offers numerous non-surgical weight loss procedures you can’t find anywhere else in the region – and some you can’t find anywhere else in North Carolina.

Offering several intragastric balloon procedures (Orbera® and Obalon®) and North Carolina’s first Advanced Gastrointestinal Center that performs endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), WakeMed Cary Hospital is pleased to support patients who are looking for help achieving their ideal body weight.

Am I a Candidate for Orbera, Obalon or ESG?

Each of these non-surgical weight loss procedures are generally designed for patients who have:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Previously tried to lose weight without long-term success


An FDA-approved balloon system placed by a gastroenterologist that facilitates weight loss by taking up space in the stomach.

The silicon, saline-filled Orbera balloon remains in the stomach for six months, and is then completely removed by a gastroenterologist.


The first and only swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss.

After six months, all the gas-filled balloons are completely removed by your physician.


Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure (with no incisions), allowing a gastroenterologist to permanently reduce the size of your stomach to promote weight loss. It’s a one-time procedure that takes 10-15 minutes.