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Life-changing weight loss, no surgery required.*

 No matter what motivates you—from improving your health and amping up your energy to improving your confidence and loving your reflection in the mirror—having the right tools and resources to help you be successful can make all the difference.


The Obera® gastric balloon procedure is a proven path to weight loss. It was designed for people who meet the following requirements:

BMI between 30 – 40 with a co-morbidity*

No previous weight loss surgery

Willingness to support a healthy lifestyle

What to Expect

The Obera® weight loss procedure was developed for people who want to achieve significant weight loss and are ready to adopt a new, healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off for good. Obera® provides a personalized pathway broken down into three phases over 12 months. Each phase is specifically designed to assist you at key stages during your weight loss journey.

Your weight loss journey begins with a personalized evaluation. You’ll start receiving the education you need to prepare you for success.

During this phase, the two intragastric balloons are inserted in your stomach. They will remain in place for six months, helping to control portion size and curb appetite. With the help of the weight loss balloon and personalized coaching, you’ll focus on healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle habits to maximize your success. The intragastric balloons are removed from your stomach at six months.

After the weight loss balloons are removed, you’ll continue receiving support to help you achieve and maintain your optimal weight and healthy lifestyle.

With the Orbera® procedure, you’ll receive:

12 months of personalized coaching to support your success with our gastric balloon and encourage long-term lifestyle change

The Obera® weight loss balloon has a higher filling capacity than any single gastric balloon, to help you feel full

Patients have lost up to 81 pounds in just six months with the FDA-approved weight loss balloon**

Our Specialist

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Robert Bosshardt, specialist in Gastroenterology at Galen Digestive Health Associates, provides focus on the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. With an extensive understanding of the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, colon, and rectum Dr. Bosshardt is an experts in how gastrointestinal disorders affect other organs and manifest themselves clinically.

Dr. Bosshardt treats patients throughout the greater Chattanooga area and operates within an accredited endoscopy center where his outpatient procedures are performed.  His office is conveniently located in Memorial Mission Surgery Center on the campus of CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bosshardt by calling (423) 698-8101.

Our Location

Galen Digestive Health Associates

2515 de Sales Avenue, Suite 206
Chattanooga, TN 37404

*A condition or disorder that commonly accompanies obesity is called a “co-morbidity.” In order to qualify for the Obera® Procedure, you must have at least one of these conditions. Consult with your doctor if you are not sure whether you have any obesity-related conditions.