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Eric Ibegbu, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Atlantic Medical Group

Eric Ibegbu, MD

Gastroenterologist & Bariatric Medicine located in Kinston, NC & Jacksonville, NC

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.

Spatz Medical is committed to the patient’s journey, helping them 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.

Why The Spatz3 – Adjustable Gastric Balloon?

Spatz3 is the only adjustable gastric balloon on the market, helping our patients achieve more effective weight loss results. This allows patients to learn how to read their body’s signals and develop healthier eating habits that maintain weight loss after the balloon is removed.

Since Spatz3 offers the exclusive adjustability feature, our patients have achieved almost double the weight loss results and the highest success rates of all other gastric balloons.

Can It Work For Me?

Over the past 30 years, more than 300,000 people have lost an average of 10-30 kg (22-66 lbs) of weight with the assistance of gastric balloons. Your individual motivation and willingness to comply with dietary changes and behavior modification are important factors in your success with the Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon.

Why is it dangerous to carry excess weight?

If you’re heavier than you should be, you’re putting yourself at risk of developing other health problems that significantly reduce your quality of life. Some of these complications can even be fatal. Complications of being overweight include a higher risk of:

  • Certain cancers, including breast cancer
  • Back pain
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke

In many cases, being overweight will also affect your mental health. If you’re carrying too much weight, you may deal with low self-esteem, depression, and other such issues.

How do patients know if they need to lose weight?

One of the easiest ways to figure out if you may need to lose weight is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI. To calculate this number, you’ll need your current height and weight. If your BMI is 25 or more, you may need to lose weight. If your BMI is 30 or more, weight loss is even more important.

What is nonsurgical weight loss?

Nonsurgical weight loss is a method of weight loss that doesn’t require major surgery. It’s safer and less invasive than surgical weight loss options, allowing you to lose weight quickly without worrying about serious side effects or complications.

How can a doctor help?

Dr. Ibegbu offers the Spatz3 non-surgical weight loss option.