The Recharge Clinical Research Study has completed its recruitment and is no longer open to new patients. For more information about VBLOC Therapy, please visit www.enteromedics.com.
Will VBLOC® weight loss therapy deliver for you?
Carrying extra weight can sap your energy and lower your self-esteem. Overweight and obesity are risk factors for a number of diseases, including Type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus), high cholesterol, hypertension, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, obesity-related heart failure and possibly some forms of cancer (breast, colorectal, endometrial and kidney).
A new weight loss therapy called VBLOC® Therapy is an alternate bariatric surgical procedure for individuals who have had little or no success losing weight and keeping it off.
Unlike other types of bariatric surgery that alter the stomach’s anatomy, VBLOC Therapy is delivered by an implantable device. Through implanted electrodes, the device delivers high-frequency, low-energy electrical impulses to block signals conveyed through the vagal nerves. Studies have shown that blocking the vagal nerve signals using VBLOC Therapy helps patients control hunger sensations and results in early fullness at meals compared to before they received the device. In this way, VBLOC Therapy may aid in weight loss.
VBLOC Therapy has both external and implanted components. The device may be turned off and is designed to be reversible, programmable, and adjustable non-invasively.
For more information about VBLOC Therapy, please visit www.enteromedics.com.
CAUTION: Investigational device. Limited by Federal law to investigational use.