Gastric Balloon / Intragastric Balloon
The Spatz adjustable Balloon is a relatively new, non-invasive bariatric procedure developed to “bridge the gap” between diet and exercise weight loss program and other complicated bariatric procedure. Balloon will be inserted through your mouth while you sleep (light sedation is used to ensure smooth procedure and it is NOT general anesthesia). Then, Balloon will be inflated with saline solution (salt water). Patient will return home on the same day. One or two day off work is optional.
Balloon will be placed for 12 months and will be removed, according to the FDA’s guideline.
( * Spatz adjustable balloon, Spatz FGIA Inc, USA)