How does the Spatz3 Gastric Balloon work?
Once introduced into the body, the saline-filled Spatz gastric balloon will occupy about one-third of the stomach cavity. This decreases the quantity of food that the stomach can hold. The presence of the balloon also interferes with stomach emptying so that food stays in the stomach longer. Together, these effects promote eating smaller quantities of food, helping you develop healthier eating habits while losing weight!
What is different about the Spatz3 compared to other balloons?
The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon has several advantages:
1) It is the ONLY adjustable balloon on the market, which means it is dynamic and its volume can be changed as your needs change. As a result, the Spatz3 is able to easily navigate the two most common problems with gastric balloon procedures, the weight loss plateau and the possibility for early balloon removal.
2) It is approved for longer implantation time in comparison to other products in the market, giving you the opportunity to make a more lasting effect on your overall health levels.
Spatz3 is the first balloon to have both of these advantages. Leaving a balloon in the stomach longer without changing the volume of the balloon is not likely to produce greater weight loss. The longer implantation time also gives you longer behavior modification time which yields longer-lasting behavioral changes.
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How much weight can I lose with the Spatz3?
It is important for you to understand that the gastric balloon is a tool to help reach weight loss and must be used in conjunction with a planned diet, exercise and a behavior modification program. The amount of weight you lose (and maintain) will depend on how closely you follow your diet and adopt long-term lifestyle changes. Average weight losses of approximately 16 kg (35 lbs) to 25 kg (55 lbs) have been reported with the Spatz balloon. There is a possibility that you will lose only a small amount of weight or lose no weight at all while using the balloon. Of course, your commitment to dietary and behavioral changes will determine your success.
Therefore, it is important for you to remain committed to your weight loss goal throughout the entire treatment process. The balloon is a tool that will help you lose weight, but the real work starts with your commitment to the goal.
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Does the Spatz3 have high risks?
The Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon is one of the safest weight loss options on the market! As a non-surgical procedure, the Spatz3 takes about 15 minutes to implant, allowing you to be walking home within the hour. There are no incisions and no hospitalization is required.
Additionally, the Spatz balloon is non-permanent, meaning you can remove the balloon at any time. As an adjustable balloon, we can even reduce the volume of your balloon in the case of any uncomfort.
Gastric Balloon procedures prove to be the safest option for your weight loss success. Of the various weight loss balloons, the Spatz3 has proven to be the best option for long term weight loss.
The Spatz Adjustable Weight Loss Balloon:
As you can see, the Spatz3 is the most effective gastric balloon. With our unique adjustability feature, Spatz patients lose more weight, maintain their weight loss for longer, and feel more comfortable with our ability to alleviate balloon intolerance. The decision is simple – choose Spatz3!