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Spatz3™ Adjustable Balloon

The Spatz3™ Adjustable Balloon is a fluid-filled adjustable balloon approved for 8 months to aid weight loss it is uniquely adjustable, which means that your physician can boost your weight loss, when necessary, with a simple, outpatient adjustment of the balloons volume. 

The Spatz3™ Adjustable Balloon will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise, and a behaviour modification program. 

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 and above who failed to achieve and maintain weight loss with a supervised weight-control program or for adults with a BMI greater than 40 kg/m2 or BMI of 35 kg/m2 with comorbidities, prior to obesity or other surgery, to reduce surgical risk.

Adjustable Spatz Balloon Drag

The spatz balloon must be removed in the 12th month after its placement. The balloon aspiration procedure is performed under mild sedation by gastroscopy. It usually takes 20 minutes, so the patient can go home on the same day.

When can I returns to work? 

Each person is different from the others and that of course depends on the profession, most patients can return to work after 3 days 

Can this procedure be done if I have had previous bariatric surgery? 


Is it safe to get pregnant with the balloon? 

NO, it is not recommended, but balloon should be removed on the 4th months of pregnancy’s  


  • Patients with conditions: inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, potential upper gastrointestinal bleeding conditions, a large hiatal hernia 

  • Patients who are unwilling or unable to participate in an established medically supervised diet and behaviour program 

  • Patients who have alcohol or drug addictions 

  • Patients receiving aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulants 

  • Patients who are known to be pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Adverse Events: 

Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common for the first few days after the balloon is inserted in the stomach. Medications can help to minimize these side effects. 

Doctor Tarek Saleh Message: Patient should understand that weight loss results vary from person to person and be aware of the importance of participating in the 8 months program, to maintain their weight loss and avoid regain weight and understand that after the balloon removal weight regains if it is not combined with appropriate healthy behaviour’s lifestyle including diet and exercise  

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon insertion:

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is inserted during an outpatient procedure that takes about 20 minutes and is performed under sedation. No incisions or hospitalization required. You’ll be home within a few hours.

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon removal:

The balloon should be removed after 8 months under sedation same like insertion.

Suitable candidate for Gastric balloon: 

  • It is usually offered to patients seeking weight loss with a BMI from 27 and above, and for those who need to lose from 10kg and above 

  • Male or female ≥14 yrs. of age 

How quickly will achieve weight loss goal? 

  • Patients typically begin to see weight loss in the first 4 weeks with an earlier feeling of fullness right away. 

  • Most patients reported reduced hunger, earlier fullness, or decreased capacity after having the balloon procedure 

  • Success of the procedure will rely on patient ability to recognize & respond to their body’s hunger & fullness signals. 

  • In addition, it is important and a must to commit to the nutritional plan & exercise program to maintain your weight 

Why weight loss with the balloon requires your help? 

  • It is important to during the first 4 weeks after your balloon procedure you must stay on liquid and soft foods for 4 weeks 

  • Recognize & respond to your body’s hunger & fullness signals 

  • You would be able to stop eating even though you have had a small meal 

  • You would reach fullness in an early stage of the meal 

  • You should pay attention to these physiological signals 

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