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January 10, 2008

EndoBarrier: Gastric Sleeve obesity procedure tested

Endobarrier_technology The EndoBarrier, or gastric sleeve, is getting a lot of attention lately. It is considered as a procedure not as drastic (nor effective) as a full blown Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Is placed endoscopically through the mouth and lines the first two feet of the small intestine. It prevents food from being absorbed while it's in the sleeve.

Early results from the study show patients who got the device lost more weight than those who didn't, although not nearly as much as patients who get a gastric bypass or LAP-BAND.

A 10 percent reduction in weight increases the chances a patient can get a laparoscopic surgery, rather than an open incision, which has more risks.

Do not confuse the EndoBarrier Gastric Sleeve procedure with the Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy. The later is a totally different and more aggressive procedure.

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Dr.Julio Argonz

I am adoctor from Argentina .I am working since 68 years ago with the intragastric balloon for obese patients.I would like if you could send me more information about the Endobarrier and which and whre can I contact to asist to the procedure.Thank you very much.Julio

Julio Argonz

I am the Chief of the Endoscopy Unit of the Gastroenterologic Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina .I have been working since 8 years ago with the intragastric balloon for obese patients.I would like if you could send me more information about the Endobarrier and which and where can I contact you to asist to the procedure.Thank you very much.Julio

mary miglin

This looks more like a giant condom... idk if i'd want that installed through my mouth. Idk why everyone's getting so excited about this anyway, it's just like the lap band. Ppl are going to realize that it's not meant to be permanent, and after they have it removed, their weight will shoot back up to where it was before they got the procedure done.

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