Gastric Balloon: Orbera, ReShape Duo, Spatz3 & Obalon
Endobariatrics is an alternative to pharmacotherapy for obesity treatment with greater efficacy and lower risks than conventional surgical procedures. Among the various endoscopic therapies for obesity, the Intragastric Balloon (IGB) results in significant weight loss and relief of comorbidities compared to diet & exercise alone or pharmacological treatment.
Types of Gastric Balloon
There is four major brand of gastric balloons in the current market:
- ORBERA® weight loss system
- Reshape Duo Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure
- Spatz3 One-Year Adjustable Balloon System
- Obalon Balloon System
In this review, we are comparing these four type of balloons side by side for their effectiveness, risks, etc.
Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness