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Gastric Pacemaker

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Gastroparesis is a chronic digestive condition in which food and liquids do not flow normally from the stomach into the next portion of the digestive tract (the duodenum and small intestines). People suffering from gastroparesis can experience nausea, vomiting, bloating and pain in the abdomen. Serious loss of appetite is another common symptom, often leading to abnormal weight loss. The condition can be the result of a number of different causes.

Recently a device called as gastric pacemaker has been developed to help some patients with gastroparesis. Similar to the cardiac pacemakers’ action of stimulating the heart’s normal action, the gastric pacemaker uses gentle electrical impulses, stimulating the stomach’s muscles to perform their usual functions, moving the stomach’s contents on down the digestive tract and bringing the patient relief from symptoms. The small device is surgically implanted using minimally invasive techniques.

May be peformed for the following conditions:

  • Gastroparesis (chronic nausea and vomiting, diabetic gastroparesis)

To learn more about a gastric pacemaker procedure and how Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons can help you, please call 407.303.4602.