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What makes the Spatz3 different from other gastric balloons?

Adjustable Balloon: Spatz3

   We are happy to announce that we are now offering the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon, the world’s only adjustable weight loss balloon. With all the noise surrounding gastric balloons, we
wanted to take the time to highlight what makes the Spatz3 different from the other available options.
   The simple answer - adjustability. Unlike the other non-adjustable, one-size-fits-all options, the Spatz3 can have its volume increased or decreased to help navigate the two main issues with
gastric balloon procedures.
   The first issue with gastric balloon procedures is early extraction due to patient intolerance. Around 10% of patients will be intolerant to the gastric balloon due to stomach sensitivity, with no true method for determining if you will be in the 10% before the balloon implantation. With standard, non-adjustable balloons, if your symptoms are too severe and you fall in the 10% group of stomach sensitivity, your balloon will need to be removed and your treatment
completed. However, with the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon, we can decrease the size of your balloon to alleviate your symptoms and allow you to continue your treatment and your weight loss journey. Due to the Spatz3’s adjustability feature, it received the highest overall success rates in FDA clinical trials, almost double that of the closest competition*.

*non-comparative FDA studies, cannot draw firm conclusions
The second issue with gastric balloon treatments is referred to as the weight loss plateau.

   Around the 3rd or 4th month of the treatment, your body will begin to adjust to the presence of your balloon, leading to a weight loss plateau and in some cases weight regain. With standard,
non-adjustable gastric balloons, there is nothing that can be done to avoid the weight loss plateau. However, with the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon, the volume of your balloon can be increased to rejuvenate the weight loss effect. The up-adjustment feature of the Spatz3 is the reason we received the highest weight loss results of all gastric balloons in FDA clinical trials*.

*non-comparative FDA studies, cannot draw firm conclusions

   As you can see, the Spatz3’s adjustability feature is what sets it apart from other available options. In addition to the adjustability feature, the Spatz3 was approved for 8-month implantation time, which is 2 months more than the standard balloon options. This provides a huge benefit, as you will now have 2 extra months to lose weight and develop healthy eating habits along the way.

   To qualify for the Spatz3, you will need to have a BMI between 30 - 40, you will need to fall into the age range of 22 - 65, and you cannot have had previous bariatric or gastric surgery. If you would like to discuss your candidacy for the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon, please contact our office at: 310-208-0474.

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