ORBERA Balloon for 6 months & Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon for one year
ORBERA Gastric Balloon
It is FDA-approved Balloon designed to help you lose weight and enough to be used for a 6 months, maintain lifelong healthy habits for weight loss
The Orbera balloon will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification program
The Orbera balloon insertion:
The balloon insertion process usually takes 20 minutes under sedation and most people go home 2 hours later.
The Orbera balloon removal:
The balloon should be removed after 6 months under sedation same like insertion.
Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon for one year
The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is a tool to aid weight loss and enough to be used for a full year, 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 behavior modification program.
The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon insertion:
The balloon insertion process usually takes 20 minutes under sedation and most people go home 2 hours later
The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon removal:
The balloon should be removed after 12 months under sedation same like insertion
What is the Balloon?
The Balloon is a reversible non-surgical outpatient procedure, which means no incisions, stitches, or scars.
A deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach by endoscopy and then it is filled up with a sterile solution.
The balloon gives you a feeling of satiety, so it should be easier to change eating habits and as a consequence, lose weight.
The balloon is a tool to aid weight loss and will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification program
Suitable candidate for Gastric Balloon:
It is usually offered to patients seeking weight loss with a BMI (Body Mass Index) from 27 and above, and for those who need to lose from 10kg and above
Male or female ≥16 yrs. of age and < 55 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.
The vast majority of 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
When can I return 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?
It is not recommended
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 behavior program
Patients who are known to be pregnant or breastfeeding.
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 12 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 behaviors lifestyle including diet and exercise modifications are not continued.