Surgical vs non-surgical weight loss procedures

The Trissa procedure is different than bariatric surgery – your stomach isn’t surgically made smaller or constricted by a Lap-band. There are no visible scars or marks, it’s not permanent and it’s completely discrete - no one will know you ever had the procedure

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Band

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Bypass

Minimum BMI

Gastric Balloon

30 kg/m2

Gastric Band

30 kg/m2

Gastric Sleeve

35 kg/m2

Gastric Bypass

40 kg/m2

Procedure Type

Gastric Balloon

Non-incision endoscopic
procedure under light sedation

Gastric Band

1 to 5 incision laparoscopic
(keyhole) surgery under
general anesthetic

Gastric Sleeve

5 incision laparoscopic
(keyhole) surgery under
general anesthetic

Gastric Bypass

5 incision laparoscopic
(keyhole) surgery under
general anesthetic

Change to Internal Anatomy

Gastric Balloon

None

Gastric Band

None. Lap-Band placed
around top of stomach.
No cutting of stomach
or intestines.

Gastric Sleeve

80% of stomach removed but digestive system unaltered

Gastric Bypass

Stomach cut to leave small pouch. Intestines rerouted
to bypass digestion

Expected Weight Loss

Gastric Balloon

28 - 42 pounds in 6 months
55 - 72 pounds in 12 months

Gastric Band

50 - 60% excess weight loss
(average 55 to 70 pounds)

Gastric Sleeve

50-70% excess weight loss
(average 80 to 100 pounds)

Gastric Bypass

60 - 70% excess weight loss (average 140 pounds)

Reversibility

Gastric Balloon

Temporary
(no reversal necessary)

Gastric Band

Fully reversible

Gastric Sleeve

Irreversible but future options preserved

Gastric Bypass

Effectively irreversible

Adjustability

Gastric Balloon

Orbera - Not Adjustable
Spatz 3 (Trissa) - Fully Adjustable

Gastric Band

Fully adjustable to meet the needs to the patient

Gastric Sleeve

Not adjustable

Gastric Bypass

Not adjustable

Follow-up

Gastric Balloon

Intensive / 6-12 months

Gastric Band

Intensive / Lifelong

Gastric Sleeve

Modest / Lifelong

Gastric Bypass

Intensive / Lifelong

Average Cost

Gastric Balloon

$6,500 - $9,900

Gastric Band

$12,000 to $16,000

Gastric Sleeve

$18,000 and higher

Gastric Bypass

$20,000 and higher

Cost of Device Removal Included

Gastric Balloon

Yes

Gastric Band

No

Gastric Sleeve

N/A

Gastric Bypass

N/A

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

The Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System (hereinafter referred to as Trissa™) is indicated for temporary use in weight-loss therapy for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 and above with one or more weight-related comorbid conditions who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.
The maximum placement period for the Trissa™ Adjustable Balloon System is 12 months, and it must be removed at that time or earlier.
The Trissa™ Adjustable Balloon System is to be used in conjunction with a long-term supervised diet and behaviour modification program designed to increase the possibility of long term weight-loss maintenance.
The Trissa™ Adjustable Balloon System is not recommended for patients who have undergone previous weight loss surgery, or have conditions that may increase the risk of poor results (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary program, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may become pregnant within the timeframe that the balloon is in place.
Caution: Inflation volumes greater than 700 ml are not recommended. Placement of the Trissa™ Adjustable Balloon System requires an endoscopic procedure with sedation. All surgery carries some risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Check with your doctor to see if the Trissa™ Adjustable Balloon System is a practical option for you.

Kindly Note: Results and Patient Experience May Vary.
#1 Balloon in Canada – Spatz3 is the balloon doctors use most for adjustable gastric balloon procedures.
5 Times more effective than dieting alone – https://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4849
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