Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon 

Hemos completado con éxito la inscripción en el estudio postaprobación de la FDA para Spatz3 y ahora nos enorgullece ser el primer centro en los Estados Unidos en ofrecer Spatz3 fuera de un protocolo de estudio.

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Spatz3 es el único globo gástrico ajustable en el mercado. La colocación del globo es un procedimiento no quirúrgico que ayuda a los pacientes a iniciar la pérdida de peso y a mantenerla. Después de colocar un pequeño globo de silicona en el estómago, los pacientes se sienten llenos más rápidamente y consumen porciones más pequeñas. En las primeras etapas, el diseño ajustable puede ayudar a los pacientes que experimentan molestias o intolerancia al globo al permitir que su proveedor retire volumen de solución salina. Cuando o si la pérdida de peso se estanca durante la colocación del globo, el dispositivo se puede ajustar nuevamente con más solución salina para proporcionar una mayor sensación de saciedad y una mejor pérdida de peso general.

Para Quién es

Spatz3 es ideal para pacientes con sobrepeso moderado que no han tenido éxito con la dieta y el ejercicio solos, pero que buscan un procedimiento completamente reversible para ayudarles a perder y mantener peso a largo plazo. Spatz3 está destinado a pacientes de 21 años en adelante, según lo autorizado por la FDA.

Cómo funciona el procedimiento

Bajo una leve sedación, un gastroenterólogo certificado por la junta utiliza técnicas bariátricas endoscópicas (a través del esófago) para colocar un globo delgado y desinflado en el estómago. El globo se infla con solución salina hasta alcanzar aproximadamente el tamaño de una toronja. Este procedimiento totalmente reversible y no quirúrgico toma alrededor de 10-15 minutos. Después de ocho meses, el globo se retirará de la misma manera en que se colocó.

Uno de los beneficios más significativos de Spatz es su diseño ajustable, que permite a tu gastroenterólogo ajustar hacia arriba o hacia abajo el globo según sea necesario durante toda la duración de la colocación del globo. Inicialmente, esto puede llevar a una mayor tolerancia al globo y, en última instancia, a una mayor pérdida de peso general.

Cuánto peso perderás

En el estudio clínico de EE. UU., los pacientes perdieron un promedio de 30 libras o el 15% de su peso corporal total, pero los pacientes motivados pueden perder mucho más, especialmente cuando comienzas a ver una pérdida de peso rápida poco después de la colocación del globo. Para facilitar la pérdida de peso a largo plazo y el mantenimiento, tu equipo de True You Weight Loss te brindará apoyo durante los próximos 12 meses con una dieta/nutrición integral, ejercicio y chequeos periódicos.
Historias de Éxito

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Precios

Spatz3

$7,995*

$6,995*

Financiamiento Disponible*
Desde $127/Mes*
*Ofertas de financiamiento sujetas a aprobación de crédito y pueden variar según el historial crediticio individual.
  • Consulta Inicial
  • Laboratorios Preoperatorios
  • Consulta Integral de Nutrición Bariátrica
  • Procedimientos con Spatz3 (incluidos todos los honorarios de instalaciones, anestesia y médicos)
  • Reducción de Tamaño del Globo por Intolerancia, Incluido*
  • Acceso Directo las 24 horas al Médico
  • Visita Postoperatoria de Enfermería con Hidratación IV
  • 1 year of one-on-one nutrition counseling
**El aumento opcional del globo es a discreción del médico y conlleva un cargo adicional.
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Precios para Pago Directo
Many of our patients simply don’t want surgery. At the same time, they feel hopeless because the lifestyle modifications of diet and exercise simply aren’t effective. True You provides solutions when you feel as though you’re out of options. While the Spatz3 procedure is not covered by insurance, we offer several opciones de financiamiento.
¿Viajando desde otro Estado?
Pacientes han viajado a True You desde más de 45 estados y 10 países. Nuestras ubicaciones están cerca de aeropuertos internacionales para facilitar los viajes, y hemos hecho arreglos con varios hoteles locales para su conveniencia. Ten en cuenta que todos los pacientes deben estar acompañados por un adulto responsable al viajar desde otro estado.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR Spatz3?

The Spatz3 gastric balloon is designed for obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2, who haven’t been successful losing weight through diet and exercise.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR Spatz3®?

You are not eligible for Spatz3 if you have had prior stomach or bariatric surgery, including hiatal hernia repair, lap band, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass.
You are not eligible if you use anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) on a daily basis.
You are not eligible if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

DOES INSURANCE COVER IT?

No, insurance does not cover the Spatz3 balloon, but we offer financing options.

WHEN WAS THIS PROCEDURE APPROVED BY THE FDA?

October 15, 2021

¿CUÁNTO DURA EL PROCEDIMIENTO?

Both the balloon insertion and removal take approximately 15 minutes. Balloon adjustment also takes approximately 15 minutes.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Unlike bariatric surgery, Spatz3 is performed using an endoscope, which is a flexible camera/device that’s inserted through the esophagus. It’s a fully-reversible, completely non-invasive weight loss procedure. The balloon is removed after eight months and leaves no permanent changes to your anatomy. The procedure requires mild sedation, so no general anesthesia or ventilator are required.  

HOW IS SPATZ3 DIFFERENT FROM OTHER GASTRIC BALLOONS? 

The primary difference is that the Spatz3 balloon can remain in the stomach for 8 months, rather than 6, and it is an adjustable balloon. That means that your physician can make the balloon smaller to help relieve symptoms, or larger if you need to lose more weight. 

HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO COME IN TO THE OFFICE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

You will be seen by your provider approximately 1-2 weeks after your balloon is placed. You will meet with your True You Weight Loss team once each month for the entire 12-month treatment program. These sessions may be conducted in person, or via video conference (telemedicine) from the comfort of your home. Your provider will be available to see you throughout the treatment period, though we do not require mandatory office visits on a set schedule.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO HAVE THE BALLOON IN MY STOMACH?

Immediately following the procedure, most patients say a gastric balloon makes it feel like they’ve just eaten a large meal. You may experience nausea, cramping, and sometimes even vomiting in the first few days after placement, as the stomach is getting used to the balloon. For patients who are unable to tolerate the discomfort, we have the option to down-adjust the balloon during a second endoscopic procedure. 

IS THE BALLOON VISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE? 

No, the balloon is not visible externally. 

HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?

Shortly after your balloon placement, you’ll experience rapid weight loss. While highly effective, gastric balloons are simply a tool to support weight loss and must be used alongside a diet, exercise and behavior modification program. The amount of weight you lose and maintain depends heavily on how carefully you follow the diet plan and make long-term changes to your lifestyle. In studies, people lost an average of 15% of their body weight at eight months. That means if you weigh 250 pounds, you could reasonably expect to lose roughly 38 pounds, although the range will vary based on the individual and their commitment to following diet and exercise recommendations.  

WILL I KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF?

Patients who are successful with the Spatz3 balloon are those who make the appropriate diet and lifestyle changes during the 12-month treatment period. While the balloon itself is effective, most patients establish the healthy habits needed to maintain weight loss during the eight months the balloon remains in place. Because our program is 12 months long, your True You Weight Loss team will monitor you even after the balloon is removed to ensure you continue to succeed in your weight loss journey.  

¿QUÉ SUCEDE SI NO PIERDO TANTO PESO COMO QUIERO O SI MI PÉRDIDA DE PESO ES MÁS LENTA DE LO ESPERADO?

Your True You Weight Loss team will closely monitor your progress during the Spatz balloon program to ensure you are on track to meet your goals. If you have optimized your diet and exercise regimen and still need additional assistance, we may recommend increasing the size of your balloon (an up-adjustment), which is accomplished through a brief endoscopic procedure, during which your physician can add more fluid to the balloon. Additionally, weight loss medications (pharmacotherapy) may be prescribed under the guidance of your provider. These therapies can significantly enhance your weight loss when used in combination with the Spatz3 balloon. 

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE PROCEDURE?

For more than 20 years, gastric balloons have been used to manage obesity. Today’s modern options such as Spatz3 are the result of decades of research and evolution in shape, size and design. More than 90,000 Spatz3 balloons have been placed worldwide. The risk of a serious side effect is less than 0.03 percent. Potential serious side effects include stomach ulceration, balloon deflation, bowel obstruction, stomach perforation, and death. 

WHAT IS THE CHANCE THAT THE BALLOON WILL DEFLATE IN THE STOMACH?

Balloon deflation is a rare event, typically related to a balloon that has been in the stomach for longer than the recommended eight months. This event is estimated to occur in less than 0.3% of patients.

CAN I EXERCISE WITH THE SPATZ3 BALLOON IN MY STOMACH?

Yes! Exercise is a key contributor to our patients’ success. We encourage our Spatz3 patients to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week, and ideally a total of 60 minutes, five days a week. Any exercise is fine, including walking, running, weight training, swimming, bicycling, spinning, aerobics, dancing or even Crossfit. There are no restrictions – and it’s also completely fine to do sit-ups and abdominal exercises. 

CAN I TRAVEL OR FLY?

Yes, there are no travel restrictions with Spatz3. The balloon is not affected by altitude, so it is safe to travel by plane.

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