The Spatz Balloon and the Medsil Balloon are two types of gastric balloons used as a tool for weight loss.
The Spatz Balloon is an adjustable inflatable type of gastric balloon that can be adjusted in size after being placed in the stomach using a special blue saline solution.
The size of the balloon is precisely determined and adjusted to fit each patient according to their needs and health condition. This technique has several advantages, including the ability to adjust the balloon size according to the patient's desires and health needs, easy removal in case of necessity, and suitability for patients who want to lose significant amounts of weight.
On the other hand, the Medsil Balloon is made of soft medical-grade silicone and is a non-inflatable type of Gastric balloon.
The Medsil Balloon is placed in the stomach using an endoscope and stays there for up to 6 months, and its size cannot be adjusted after placement. This type of balloon is characterized by causing less nausea and vomiting compared to other balloons and is suitable for patients who have difficulty controlling their eating and maintaining a healthy diet.