How It Works

The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon has 2 components:

The Balloon

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is a medical grade, saline-filled gastric balloon that rests in the stomach cavity and occupies approximately a third of the stomach volume. In addition, with the gastric balloon in place, the stomach empties more slowly, which keeps food in your stomach longer than usual. Together these exert internal pressure within your stomach which signals you to eat less.

The Inflation Tube: Unique to the Spatz3 Gastric Balloon

The unique retractable inflation tube allows your doctor to make adjustments to the volume of your balloon while it remains in your stomach. These volume adjustments increase your chances of achieving success with the balloon.

How Is It Done?

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is inserted during an outpatient procedure that takes about 15 minutes and is performed under sedation. No incisions or hospitalization required. You’ll be home within a few hours.

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is a tool to aid weight loss and will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification program.

The amount of weight you lose will depend on how closely you follow your diet and adopt long-term lifestyle changes. Average weight losses of 16 kg after 6 months and 25 kg after 12 months are reported with the Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon. Depending on your initial weight and your motivation, significantly greater weight losses have been achieved.