Endobarrier: A device for treating obesity and diabetes

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Technique that avoids digesting food and improves insulin production

Weight loss surgeries have been important in the treatment of obesity ta, there are many new techniques are developed. This is the case Endobarrier, a device that prevents digest food and improve insulin production.

When diet and exercise are no longer valid to lose weight and treat some complications of obesity alternatives, such as diabetes, comes in the world of weight loss surgeries. There are different treatments such as gastric bypass and gastric band MetaboShield that can treat obesity through different techniques.

Today more technical, the Endobarrier adds. What is it?

The Endobarrier is a new procedure performed endoscopically and has similar effects to bariatric surgery.

What is the Endobarrier?

This technique involves placing a stent is placed in the first portion of the small intestine (section of intestine and stomach followed responsible for the absorption of many nutrients found in food).

The placement of this prosthesis limits the absorption of nutrients, like gastric bypass, but has certain advantages over already known techniques.

Advantages of Endobarrier

It is a minimally invasive technique, since this device is placed laparoscopically, and in just 20 minutes.
Recovery is faster and less painful. The patient is admitted only 24 hours.
decreased risk of infection is reduced.
The treatment has a duration time of only 12 months. After one year has elapsed, the device is removed.
This treatment is indicated for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 31-37, as well as in patients with combined overweight type 2 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes.

A curious data. The medical team that developed this novel treatment, was the first group of physicians who introduced the intragastric balloon in Spain.

The objective of this group of researchers is to combat obesity through different techniques and treatments that not only fail to fight obesity but also combat complications such as type 2 diabetes.

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