What Is The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon?

The Spatz3 gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that involves placing a deflated balloon into the stomach, which is then inflated to occupy space and create a feeling of fullness.

The balloon remains in the stomach temporarily for eight months to assist individuals in portion control and in reducing food intake. This temporary intervention can help jumpstart weight-loss efforts and promote healthier eating habits. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any permanent changes to the digestive system.

SPATZ3 benefits

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Adjustable gastric balloon
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Fully preserved blood & nerve supply
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Outpatient, i.e. without hospital stay
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Endoscopic, i.e. without visible cuts or scars

How Does The Spatz3 Balloon Work?

By occupying space in the stomach, the balloon promotes portion control and limits food intake, enabling individuals to feel full with smaller amounts of food. This physical restriction encourages patients to make conscious choices about their diet and adopt healthier eating habits.

The Spatz3 is an adjustable gastric balloon, which makes it unique in the marketplace. The volume of saline can be adjusted while it is implanted in the patient’s stomach. If the patient’s progress stalls, it is possible to increase the size of the balloon so it occupies more space and can promote additional weight loss.


Additionally, if the patient is intolerant to the balloon, the volume can be reduced, which can possibly avoid the need to remove the balloon totally.

Additionally, the presence of the Spatz3 balloon serves as a reminder to prioritize nutrition, engage in regular physical activity, and seek ongoing support from healthcare professionals. The ultimate goal is to empower patients to make lasting lifestyle changes that lead to not only immediate weight loss but also long-term weight management and improved overall health.

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How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose With Spatz3?

The amount of weight loss achieved with the Spatz3 balloon can vary from person to person. It depends on various factors such as individual metabolism, adherence to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and overall commitment to lifestyle changes. On average, individuals who undergo the Spatz3 balloon procedure may expect to lose approximately 18% to 21% of their total body weight, or an average of 35–55 pounds, during the time the balloon is in place, which is usually around eight months.

The success of the Spatz3 balloon relies significantly on the individual’s commitment to making sustainable lifestyle changes and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine even after the balloon is removed.

Before & After Photos Of Spatz3 Patients

The SPATZ3 procedure results speak for themselves. Check out some of our SPATZ3before and after patient pictures and testimonials!

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7 months
64 lbs loss
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39 lbs loss
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30 lbs loss

How Does The Spatz3 Balloon Promote Weight Loss?

Before the procedure, you will undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the Spatz3 balloon.

The Spatz3 balloon placement is typically done during an outpatient endoscopic procedure, so you won’t need to stay overnight in the hospital. You will be given sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

The gastroenterologist will insert a flexible endoscope through your mouth and into your stomach. The endoscope has a camera that allows the doctor to visualize the stomach and guide the placement of the balloon.

Then the deflated Spatz3 balloon is inserted into the stomach through the endoscope and inflated with a sterile saline solution once it is in the correct position. The amount of saline can range from 300 ml to 900 ml and is customized to suit the needs of each individual patient. With the Spatz3 balloon, the doctor has the option to adjust the balloon’s volume and size at any time while it is in the patient’s stomach to address adverse side effects or weight loss plateaus.

What Can I Expect During The Spatz3 Procedure?

In October 2021, the FDA approved the Spatz3 gastric balloon to be used as a treatment to help overweight and obese patients lose weight in a safe and effective manner.

The key objective of the Spatz3 balloon is for the patient to establish healthier lifestyle habits that will promote weight loss in the immediate and long term. The Spatz3 balloon, similar to other gastric balloons, aims to help patients develop sustainable and healthy lifestyle habits that will facilitate weight loss in the short and long run.

What Is The Recovery After Spatz3 Insertion Like?

Most patients experience some discomfort, nausea, or bloating initially, but these symptoms usually subside within a few days.

Following the Spatz3 balloon placement, patients receive instructions on a specific diet and lifestyle modifications to follow during the time the balloon is in place. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress and provide guidance on nutrition, exercise, and any necessary adjustments.

Is the Spatz3 Balloon Covered by Insurance?

Generally, insurance does not cover the Spatz procedure. However, at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center we do our best to offer several financing options so that the cost of the procedure will not be an obstacle to improving your health and life. Please reach out to us to learn more about available financing programs.


Set up an appointment with the Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center. We specialize in endoscopic bariatric procedures and can assess your specific situation and determine if the Spatz3 gastric balloon is the right choice for you.

We will evaluate various factors and provide personalized recommendations based on your individual needs and goals. Contact us today to learn more about the Spatz3 Adjustable Intragastric Balloon.

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