What is Spatz3?
Journey Clinic is proud to be one of only a handful of clinics in the country offering the Spatz3. The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System is the world’s first and only adjustable gastric balloon. This non-surgical weight loss solution offers patients a higher weight loss success rate than ever before. With the highest weight loss results and highest success rates of all 8-month gastric balloons, the Spatz3 has proven to have an 84% success rate and 15% weight loss, far exceeding every non-adjustable balloon in non-comparative studies. In addition, FDA Clinical Trials show that Spatz balloon patients lost five times as much weight as those on diet alone.
Journey Clinic is committed to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, while learning to listen to body cues that ultimately contribute to long-term weight management success. The Spatz3’s proven success rate encourages and inspires those looking to start their journey to health and happiness.
How Does An Adjustable Gastric Balloon Work?
The Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon is inserted during a brief, non-invasive outpatient procedure. No incisions or hospitalization is required. It is a walk-in, walk-out weight loss procedure.
On average, one in ten patients are intolerant to the gastric balloon procedure. By offering the volume-down adjustment, the Spatz3 allows us to alleviate this intolerance and avoid removing the gastric balloon. With other non-adjustable balloon systems, patients who are intolerant to the balloon will need a removal procedure, not allowing them to complete their treatment. With the Spatz3, you have the highest likelihood of successful weight loss results!
This method therefore offers the most comfortable and flexible weight loss treatment available.
How is the Spatz3 procedure performed?
A standard endoscopy with sedation is performed. If no abnormalities are found, the gastric balloon is inserted via the mouth into the stomach – all under sedation. Once inside the stomach, the balloon is filled with sterile saline through a small filling tube attached to the balloon.
Placements of the balloon and adjustment procedures take approximately 15 minutes, after which patients are monitored for approximately 1 hour and then sent home.
Learn more about the Spatz3 balloon here.