Have a look at the following tips to help you prepare for your Spatz balloon implantation:

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  • Fast from midnight before the procedure: For those having their implantation procedures in the afternoon, it may be difficult to fast from midnight the night before until the afternoon – so they can have clear liquids in the morning and fast for 6 hours before the procedure.
  • Get a good night’s sleep: sleep is always beneficial, so get some good shuteye the night before the implantation.
  • Arrange for someone to escort you home post-procedure: The procedure itself takes 15 minutes and you should be on your way home with the help of an escort within an hour after the procedure. Your escort will drive -you may not drive.
  • Lean on family and friends for support: Use the support of your friends and family, especially during the first few day’s post balloon procedure. You may need to arrange help for child-care for 4-5 days, as you will feel weak and may have difficulty handling kids.
  • Take off 4-5 days of work post-procedure: Give yourself time to rest post-procedure. On average, 4-5 days is the amount of time to take off- some people may need 6-7 days and others may need only 1-2 days. 
  • Be in touch with your doctor and clinic: Please be in contact with your doctor/clinic whenever you have a question or are in need of support
  • Enter the Spatz balloon treatment with the correct attitude: Remember that this is a proven program whose success depends on the balloon, dietician follow-up, clinic support and your cooperation. It is a partnership; when all do their part, the chance of success increases dramatically. The Spatz balloon has the highest success rates of all intragastric balloons (84%, compared with 25%-46% with other balloons), and you can be successful. Success is not just weight loss, but a change in eating habits, lifestyle and attitude towards food. You can achieve this when we all work together.

We hope this was helpful. Good luck on your journey with the Spatz Adjustable balloon! 

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