Types of balloons

Balloon typesTypes of gastric balloons.

Nordic Gastric Balloon Centre offers four types of gastric balloons.

1. Spatz Balloon – The Spatz balloon system is a more suitable choice for patients who have higher weight loss goals, of more than 15 kg, and who would benefit from a longer than 6-month therapy. The Spatz balloon is unique for both adjustability and a longer therapy period (12-months). It’s the only gastric balloon that provides adjustability feature in terms of increasing or decreasing its volume after insertion using an endoscopy.

In the rare instances where patients experience a more prolonged discomfort after the insertion of the balloon, they can benefit from decreasing the volume of their balloon. On the other hand, those who show limited response to the balloon have the option of getting it increased in volume to boost its weight loss effect. (Read more here)

2.Orbera Balloon -Orbera Intragastric Balloon System is a weight loss system that uses a gastric balloon that takes up space in the stomach. The balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth using a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure while the patient is under mild sedation/intoxication. When the balloon is in place the balloon is filled with saline, as it expands into a spherical shape. The balloon can be filled with different amounts of salt water (400 to 700 ml) depending on the amount that best suits the patient’s stomach size. (Read more here)

3. Medsil Balloon-Medsil Intragastric Balloon is a weight loss system that uses a gastric balloon that takes up space in the stomach. The balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth using a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure while the patient is under mild sedation/intoxication. When the balloon is in place the balloon is filled with saline, as it expands into a spherical shape. The balloon can be filled with different amounts of salt water (400 to 700 ml) depending on the amount that best suits the patient’s stomach size. (Read more here)