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INTRAPACE ABILITI GASTRIC PACEMAKER also called Implantable Gastric Stimulation (IGS)

The gastric pacemaker is a minimally invasive procedure. It works by giving you the feeling of being full (satiety), so you consume less. The abiliti is not available in the US yet, but a list of doctors is available on the abiliti website. It is suggested for people with a BMI of 35 or above. The links given below will tell you a lot more. I especially like the abiliti company link (just below). The paragraphs following the links are just a few that come from the company link.

http://www.abiliti.com/about_abiliti/

The abiliti® procedure is designed to be as easy and trouble free as possible. Some of the highlights of the procedure are described below. If the abiliti system is right for you, your surgeon or physician will explain the procedure to you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

What the implantable system includes: The abiliti system consists of a stimulator (a small battery-powered device similar to a cardiac pacemaker) and a lead containing a stimulation electrode and food sensor.

The procedure: The procedure is done through laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique in which a surgeon uses a camera called a laparoscope, small incisions, and specialized instruments. The camera allows the surgeon to view the inside of your abdominal cavity in order to insert the lead containing the sensor and the stimulation electrode into your stomach. After the stimulator is implanted,the laparoscopic incisions are closed. The procedure involves no intestinal rerouting or stapling of the stomach. As a result, the surgery is very safe; and because the anatomy of the digestive tract is unchanged, the procedure is easily reversible.

In most cases, the procedure takes less than an hour, during which time you will be asleep.

How Does the abiliti System Work?

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When you eat or drink something, the abiliti system gently stimulates your stomach to give you a feeling of fullness, so you are more likely to eat less – and lose more.

The abiliti system also tracks exercise and eating activities that impact your weight, and connects you to a support network. So you automatically have the information and encouragement you need to change behaviors that have prevented you from losing weight in the past

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/41886107/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/t/stomach-pacemaker-could-help-obese-lose-weight/

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/harpenden/abiliti-gastric-pacemaker/

Abiliti Gastric Pacemaker

Spire Harpenden Hospital is a leading private hospital, based in Hertfordshire, just North of London - in the South East of England. The hospital caters for a wide range of patients from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, as well as from other parts of the United Kingdom and abroad. We use highly experienced and skilled consultants to carry out all our services including the Abiliti Gastric Pacemaker.

What is a Abiliti Gastric Pacemaker?
The Abiliti Gastric Pacemaker - also called Implantable gastric stimulation (IGS) - is a type of weight loss surgery. It may be appropriate for you if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more and is a relatively quick and minimally-invasive operation. The abiliti system consists of a stimulator (a small battery-powered device similar to a cardiac pacemaker) and a lead cable containing a stimulation electrode and food sensor.

About the Abiliti Gastric Pacemaker procedure
The procedure is done through laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive (keyhole surgery) technique in which a surgeon uses a camera called a laparoscope, small incisions, and specialised instruments. The camera allows the surgeon to view the inside of your abdominal cavity in order to insert the lead containing the sensor and the stimulation electrode into your stomach. After the stimulator is implanted, the laparoscopic (key hole) incisions are closed. The procedure involves no intestinal re-routing or stapling of the stomach.

"I feel better about myself, and it has also given me self-confidence. Before, I never would have gone swimming."
Silkie, 26

As a result, the surgery is very safe and because the anatomy of the digestive tract is unchanged, the procedure is easily reversible. In most cases, the procedure takes less than an hour to complete, during which time you will be asleep.

Why choose the Abiliti gastric pacemaker ?

  • It's gentle: the abiliti system works by making you feel full so that you consume less.
  • You are free to enjoy life: The abiliti system doesn't put any restrictions on your lifestyle.
  • You can eat and drink what you choose – you will just choose to eat less.
  • It's safe: The abiliti device is safely placed into your abdomen with little risk of short-term or long-term complications.
  • It's smart: The abiliti system automatically monitors when you eat, drink, and exercise. So you and your physician can spot trends and make lifestyle choices that help you lose weight – and keep it off.
  • Tired of manually logging all of your meals? abiliti makes a note of when you eat.
  • Can't remember when you exercised or how far you went? abiliti tracks all your activities, providing a simple summary of your calories burned.
  • It's social: As an abiliti user, you're never alone – you will be part of a community of like-minded individuals who are also using the ability system to lose weight. Through this community, you can learn more about weight loss, share your experience, encourage others and participate in online forums covering a range of topics.
  • It's proven technology: The abiliti system is based on technology used successfully in millions of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators and now clinically proven for weight loss.

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This could a revolutionary treatment that will obsolete the band and other WL surgeries.... unfortunately, I expect it will take several years to ascertain its effectiveness, safety and to get US FDA approval. I always wondered if science would come up with less drastic solutions to chronic obesity.

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This could a revolutionary treatment that will obsolete the band and other WL surgeries.... unfortunately, I expect it will take several years to ascertain its effectiveness, safety and to get US FDA approval. I always wondered if science would come up with less drastic solutions to chronic obesity.

hi labwalker,

I completely agree. There are some really fascinating procedures being developed now. These less invasive processes are what we all need. It is my plan to start with wt loss meds first, then go on to the Obalon gastric balloon (now done in Mexico, Australia and other countries) or the Endobarrier. My fave is the Endobarrier which is done with no surgery at all, it is just placed through the mouth and then retrieved through the mouth. It mimics gastric bypass but with no surgery. It has some great results with no deaths, or very dangerous side effects. It is being trialed in the USA now, and is already in use abroad. I am tempted to move to LA for 6 months just to get in the trials. Have a look at it.. its a real changer for WLS.

in support,

trisss

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