The Procedure

Minimally Invasive Deployment

The biodegradable BioProtect Balloon Implant™ System is deployed in a minimally invasive procedure using a unique insertion device. The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia and guided by ultrasound. Once the balloon is in place, it is inflated with sterile saline to reach the desired final spacing. The balloon implant is intended to remain inflated during the entire treatment period and completely biodegrade over time.

 

 

 

After initial needle insertion, the advancement of a blunt tip dilator enables delivery of the balloon into its optimal position. The balloon can be fully deflated and repositioned if needed.