Our Enterra™ neurostimulator is about the size of a pocket watch. It sends mild electrical pulses to the lower stomach that may provide relief from chronic nausea and vomiting caused by gastroparesis.
Gastric electrical stimulation is intended to treat chronic, drug-refractory nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis.
The Enterra neurostimulator is a small device (about the size of a pocket watch) implanted beneath the skin, usually in the lower abdomen. It sends mild electrical impulses to the stomach for the treatment of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis.
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Risks include, but are not limited to: infection, stomach wall penetration, migration/erosion of the neurostimulator, programming difficulty, undesirable change in stimulation, hemorrhage, hematoma, migration of the lead, abdominal pain, seroma, concomitant muscle stimulation, allergenic or immune system response to implanted materials, loss of therapeutic effect, and gastrointestinal complications including small bowel obstruction.
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