Losing weight can boost your self-esteem and help you feel confident, but most importantly, losing weight can support your overall wellness and reduce your risk of certain diseases.
If you’re trying to lose weight in a safe, controlled way, know that there are many different types of non-surgical weight loss procedures. While we offer many options 一 such as Oblaon® and ORBERA® 一 here at Atlantic Medical Group, today we’re highlighting one option in particular: Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System.
Here’s what you need to know about this adjustable and non-surgical balloon, courtesy of Eric Ibegbu, MD.
What is the Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System?
The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System is a non-surgical gastric balloon system, but unlike other balloon-based treatments, Spatz3 is the only adjustable one.
We insert the balloon in a quick 15-minute visit without any need for incisions or sutures. Throughout the course of your 12-month treatment, we can adjust the balloon to increase volume or decrease volume, depending on your needs.
How does Spatz3 help you achieve your weight loss goals?
Although gastric balloons are effective non-surgical weight loss solutions, they do have two potential pitfalls:
- Up to 10% of people don’t tolerate the balloon well
- Weight loss tends to stall about four months into the treatment as your body gets accustomed to the gastric volume reduction
The Spatz3 gastric balloon has become the most effective gastric balloon because it combats these two pitfalls, and the secret is that this balloon allows for easy adjustments.
By increasing the volume, your weight loss continues and you can push through weight loss plateaus. On the other hand, if you need to decrease the volume due to balloon intolerance, that’s an option too.
This means you can continue with your treatment and potentially avoid an early extraction.
Achieve up to 15% total body weight loss with Spatz3
When comparing the first stages of weight loss with a balloon system, weight loss with Spatz3 is comparable to other systems at 5% weight loss.
But increasing the volume of the balloon at the 4-6 month mark can bump the weight loss up to 11% (compared to 10.2% with a non-adjustable balloon).
In the maintenance phase, the Spatz3 balloon system can help you achieve up to a 15% weight loss, far exceeding every non-adjustable balloon in non-comparative studies.
The Spatz3 balloon system helps you achieve your long-term goals while learning to listen to your body’s satiety cues.
Benefits of using Spatz3 to lose weight
Although the studies and clinical trials that highlight the success rate of the Spatz3 balloon system are impressive, there are even more reasons to consider this system:
- It’s FDA-approved
- Inserting and removing the balloon is a quick 15-minute process
- No part of your stomach is removed
- There are no food restrictions, except you simply eat less
If you’d like to explore the potential for this treatment, call our office today or use our online tool to request an appointment and find out if the Spatz3 adjustable balloon system is right for you. We’re located in Kinston and Jacksonville, North Carolina.