The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is safe enough to be used for a full year. That’s twice the length of time for which other gastric balloons are approved.
As your body gets used to any gastric balloon, its effectiveness diminishes. This generally happens 3 to 4 months after implantation. The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon is uniquely adjustable, which means that your physician can boost your weight loss when necessary with a simple, outpatient adjustment of the balloon’s volume.
A recently published study reported that 76% of Spatz balloon patients are able to maintain medically significant weight loss even 2 years after Spatz balloon removal (compared with 25% of standard gastric balloon patients).