Disease Information for Gastric pacemaker procedure

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Gastroparesis/atony
Gastropathy Atonic
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Intestinal/stomach/gut (category)
CLASS/Stomach disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Procedure/invasive (ex)
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
Definition

gastric pacemaker insertion weight loss device procedure

Gastric Pacemaker for Weight Loss;

The Implantable Gastric Stimulator (IGS) requires an approximately 1-hour laparoscopic insertion time using 4-6 trocar sites; Separate, earlier, ongoing work on gastric stimulation, appears to have been focused on treatment of the disturbances in gastric rhythm that accompany gastroparesis; There are very few published studies examining the role of the gastric pacemaker in weight loss; The gastric pacemaker procedure used to induce weight loss uses a special, disposable, needle inserter; This insertion tool assists the surgeon in tunneling a permanently implanted, but readily removable, metal, bipolar, pacemaker electrode into place about 1 inch long beneath the sero-muscularis of the stomach; The pacemaker electrode is then attached by a well-insulated wire to its battery-powered stimulator implanted in a small subcutaneous pocket deep in the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the left upper abdomen; From there, the stimulator sends programmed electrical impulses to its pacemaker electrode within the gastric wall and may receive diagnostic information in return; Programming and reading of internally derived information is performed in a manner somewhat analogous to that of cardiac pacemaker implants

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