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V BLOC - vagal blocking therapy

EnteroMedics VBLOC / The Maestro System

The Maestro RC System delivers VBLOC vagal blocking therapy via two small electrodes that are laparoscopically implanted and placed in contact with the trunks of the vagus nerve just above the junction between the oesophagus and the stomach. The Maestro RC System is powered by an internal, rechargeable battery, which is recharged via an external mobile charger and transmit coil that the patient uses for a short time each week.

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http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/111277/vbloc-demonstrates-durable-and-safe-weight-loss

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is anybody having this surgery and where is it being preformed in the USA ? Only,place I've heard of it is here and on 1 other Baiatricvwebsite so it must not h e very prevalent.😓

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5187356/

here you go. These are the results of the clinical trial of the VBLOC vagal blocking therapy. There were (are?) sites in the USA where they did testing. It is done laprascopically and you can read the results there. You may be able to ger yourself signed up for the trials if they are still doing them. Its a cheap way to get a free surgery and maybe even be paid for it. Unless you get the sham implant, but then you still are offered the actual implant after the trial is over. Looks like this was a 24 month trial and the weight loss seems pretty decent. This is a very non invasive surgery, probably done out patient.

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https://skyridgemedcenter.secure.ehc.com/service/bariatric-surgery-procedures-vbloc-neurometabolic-therapy-

They are offering this procedure in Colorado now. This article has a few patient reviews and explains the procedure. The lady interviewed lost 50 pounds. The results of course do not compare to the invasive weight loss surgeries we are familiar with here on BP, but I really do like the fact that the complications are LESS because this surgery really only affects the vagus nerve; its really so much less invasive and the changes made surgically are minimal. I think this is a pretty great way to lose weight, if you don't have a lot to lose.

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Yeah it sure does, I'm still going with RnY for HERDs among other things but it is good to have this other option..😛

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This is offered at the medical university in Charleston, SC. Not covered by most insurances.

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