During the last 25 years the Intragastric Balloon has shown to be the most effective non-invasive method to treat obesity.
More than 100,000 patients have achieved an average weight loss of more than 39 lbs in the first six months of treatment.
However, over the years, some deficiencies and limitations have been detected in the traditional intragastric balloon model:
- Impossibility to modify its volume throughout the treatment.
- Device life limited to 6 months.
After years of exhaustive research, the Spatz Adjustable Balloon is able to respond to all these needs in order to offer a safer and more effective treatment.
- The BAS is the only ball in the world authorized to remain implanted for 1 year.
- The volume of the balloon can be readjusted throughout the treatment to maintain satiety and increase the patient’s weight loss.
- Its design allows to improve and facilitate the placement and removal process.
- It gives you 12 months of assurance so you can reinforce new eating habits and lifestyle changes.
ADJUSTABILITY AFTER PLACEMENT
The adjustable balloon is inserted into the stomach, through a simple endoscopy accompanied by a slight sedation. Once placed in the stomach the adjustable balloon is filled with physiological saline. By occupying a large part of the gastric cavity, the balloon generates a feeling of satiety for the patient, who feels satisfied by eating less food.
Studies show that 80% of the final weight is lost during the first 3-4 months of treatment with the old balloon. Afterwards, the sensation of satiety decreases and the appetite recovers; making it more difficult to continue losing weight.
The key to success lies in adjustability.
Medical experience shows us that, at the end of the treatment with the old balloon, the patient will implant another, the weight loss obtained with the second balloon would be minimal. The size of the second device is the same and as the stomach is already used to it, it does not generate satiety.
With the BAS, we gradually increase the volume and size of the balloon throughout the treatment, so that the stomach doesn’t get used to it and the feeling of fullness is constant until the end of the treatment.
Thus providing the ball with a second life and the final weight loss increases by more than double that of the old ball.
MORE TOLERANCE AND LESS REJECTIONS
The BAS is filled with a saline solution that occupies approximately a third of the stomach volume. Enough to cause a great feeling of fullness and minimize the initial discomfort of the treatment.
With the adjustable balloon, if a patient feels significant discomfort after placement and does not adapt well, we can readjust their size and avoid premature removal of the balloon.
1 YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION
The Spatz Adjustable Balloon is the only ball in the world that has the necessary authorization to stay up to 12 months in the stomach; twice as long as the intragastric Orbera balloon.
Now you can benefit from a longer feeling of satiety generated by the device, which allows you to lose more weight and gives you more time to strengthen the newly acquired habits
With the BAS you can lose almost twice as much weight as with the other balloons, thus reaching, in many cases, the normal weight.
Clinical studies reveal a weight loss of 33 lbs at 6 months and 41 lbs at 12 months of treatment.
FINALLY AN INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON THAT ADAPTS TO THE NEEDS AND THE EVOLUTION OF EACH PATIENT AND NOT TO OTHER WAY AROUND
The BAS is indicated to treat patients who are obese or overweight and have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 27.
- It drastically reduces the appetite sensation, thanks to the volume it occupies in the stomach.
- It slows gastric emptying, keeping blood glucose levels more stable, reducing the sensation of hunger through this mechanism.
- Eliminate the vicious cycle of hunger-anxiety-hunger.
- It provides a feeling of control from the first moment.
THE ADJUSTABLE SPATZ BALL RESET PROCESS
The BAS is adaptable and allows to modify its size at any stage of the treatment to improve its effectiveness and achieve a greater weight loss, or to minimize the chances of rejection.
Depending on the particular characteristics of each patient and under medical prescription, we will proceed to increase the volume of the balloon in the middle of the treatment through a simple endoscopy to maintain the feeling of fullness.
The BAS will help you to lose weight that is left over quickly and efficiently but to ensure results and avoid gaining the lost pounds again, it is very important to accompany the treatment with a program to modify your eating habits and lifestyle.
A multidisciplinary team of experts will accompany you throughout the process to teach you how to live a healthier life.
The success of the treatment and its maintenance in the future is directly related to a level of adherence to the habit-change program.