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The Trissa System

More effective than diet and exercise alone

Learn more about Trissa’s dramatic and durable weight loss outcomes and why it might be the right solution for you.

The Trissa System is a new, non-surgical weight-loss solution that is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to how effective it is at reducing body mass and relieving weight related symptoms such as sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.

The technology – known as a gastric balloon – involves inserting a small silicon balloon into the stomach through the mouth during a 20-minute procedure. The balloon is filled with a saline solution, taking up space in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness, and reducing the urge to overeat. After 12 months, it’s deflated and removed, leaving no lasting after effects.

The simplicity of the procedure, coupled with the 12 months of coaching and nutritional support may account for why Trissa is fast becoming the leading provider of gastric balloon services in Canada.

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Canada’s First One-Year Gastric Balloon

Bridges the gap between medical obesity treatment and bariatric surgery.

6 and 12 month placement options
Advanced design with key benefits
Mimics surgical weight loss procedures

Trissa features a distinct advantage over typical gastric balloons as it is the only device designed to remain in place for up to 12 months; that’s double the time of other gastric balloons on the market!

The benefit of these additional 6 months is that it provides an opportunity for increased weight loss and well as allowing enough time to adopt the necessary lifestyle changes needed for long-term weight maintenance.

  • Safe enough to be used for a full year
  • No upper BMI limit for placement
  • Health Canada licensed device – #93172
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No Surgery, Incisions or Scars

Placed in under 20 minutes using a thin tube that gently slides down the throat.

Pain-free, low-risk procedure
No hospitization
Less downtime, faster recovery

The placement of the Trissa balloon requires no incisions and leaves no scars. The entire process is completed in 20 minutes, and you can expect to return home within two hours.

During the procedure, you will be sedated and your doctor will gently insert the deflated balloon through your mouth (endoscopically) and into your stomach. Once in place, the balloon will be inflated to create a feeling of fullness which in turn, diminishes the urge to overeat.

  • Straightforward non-surgical procedure
  • More favorable risk profile
  • Safe alternative to bariatric surgery
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Adjustable to Suit Your Goals

The volume of the balloon can be modifed throughout the program.

Improved device tolerance
Increased weight reduction
Overcome stalls and plateaus

Trissa is designed to be adjusted, even once it’s inside your stomach, so that you continue to lose weight throughout the 12-months that the balloon is in place.

It allows you to benefit from the ‘fresh effect’ that each volume addition produces; increasing your final weight loss results. An additional benefit is the reduction in the risk of early balloon removal due to intolerance.

  • Reduce volume – Avoid early removal
  • Increase volume – Renew weight loss
  • Balloon remains effective over 12-months
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Temporary, No Lasting After Effects

Designed to act as a short-term training aid until you reach your goal.

Creates a feeling of fullness
Delays gastric emptying
Less expensive than surgical options

The Trissa balloon acts as a temporary training device so there is no need for permanent changes to your anatomy. Once removed, it leaves no lasting trace of ever having been there.

By mimicking the physical effects of weight loss surgery procedure it helps you feel full faster and for longer but there are no ‘forbidden foods’ or lifetime supplements to take.

  • Less invasive treatment option
  • Bridges gap between diets and surgery
  • Continued weight loss after removal
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Tailored Support Programs

Professionally lead coaching helps keep you on track and accountable.

Face-to-face support sessions
Helps build confidence
Maintain Weight Loss Results

Successful weight loss with the Trissa system is only the first part of the journey. The next step is giving you the best chance of achieving long term weight maintenance.

Throughout the time that your balloon is in place, our team of professionals will develop personalized, ongoing nutrition and exercise plans based on your progress, and provide the support and motivation to keep you accountable and on track to avoid weight regain.

  • Addresses issues with overeating
  • Encourages positive behaviour change
  • 8X results compared to dieting alone*

 

 

 

*https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/200094
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Canada’s First One-Year Gastric Balloon

Bridges the gap between medical obesity treatment and bariatric surgery.

6 and 12 month placement options
Advanced design with key benefits
Mimics surgical weight loss procedures

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No Surgery, Incisions or Scars

Placed in under 20 minutes using a thin tube that gently slides down the throat.

Pain-free, low-risk procedure
No hospitization
Less downtime, faster recovery

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Adjustable to Suit Your Goals

The volume of the balloon can be modifed throughout the program.

Improved device tolerance
Increased weight reduction
Overcome stalls and plateaus

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Temporary, No Lasting After Effects

Designed to act as a short-term training aid until you reach your goal.

Creates a feeling of fullness
Delays gastric emptying
Less expensive than surgical options

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Tailored Support Programs

Professionally lead coaching helps keep you on track and accountable.

Face-to-face support sessions
Helps build confidence
Maintain Weight Loss Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Top Five Questions

How does the Trissa balloon procedure differ from other surgical weight loss options?
Bariatric surgery procedures change the shape or size of the stomach and typically include gastric banding (Lap-Band®), sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass. They can be effective for people who qualify, but they do carry risks associated with major surgery and they are usually permanent in nature. The Trissa balloon is an excellent alternative for people seeking a solution that is more effective than diet and exercise alone, but who are not interested in (or don’t qualify for) bariatric surgery. The Trissa system is different to surgery – your stomach isn’t permanently changed and there are no cuts, stitches or scars to heal from. The Trissa balloon is simply placed into the stomach through the mouth, and after 12 months the balloon is removed in much the same way, leaving no lasting after effects.
How long will it take to recover after the procedure?
Although you can go home on the same day as your procedure, you should plan for three days of rest to recover and get used to the balloon in your stomach. Most people return to their normal routine after this time, however, you should still take it easy and avoid any strenuous activity during the first week.
How quickly will I lose the weight?
The speed of weight loss will vary from person to person and depend on how well they adapt to the program and make changes to their eating habits, however, a significant amount of weight loss typically occurs during the first 3 months of treatment and following any Plateau-Buster balloon adjustment.
Does the Trissa System require frequent visits to my doctor after the procedure?
The follow-up program is critical to the success of the Trissa system as it helps build confidence and sets the foundation for long-term weight maintenance after the balloon is removed. Over the course of the program, you will have scheduled appointments with your physician, and receive face-to-face (in-person or video) support sessions with your nutrition counsellor, kinesiologist, and naturopathic doctor. Together, they will develop personalized nutrition, exercise and lifestyle plans based on your progress, and provide the support and motivation you need to keep you on track and accountable.
Does the Government offer assistance for this procedure?
The government does not currently offer assistance for the Trissa procedure or system, however, your insurance may cover a portion of the fees and tax credits are available in some Provinces. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the procedure costs and our affordable payment plans.

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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.