Is Gastric Electrical Stimulation Right for You?

Gastric electrical stimulation is intended to reduce symptoms of chronic nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis that resists treatment with medication.

However, gastric electrical stimulation is not a cure. The WAVESS (Worldwide Anti-Vomiting Electrical Stimulation Study) clinical study has shown that although most patients had some relief from vomiting, it did not work for everyone.

For those patients that do experience a benefit, the rate of improvement will vary from person to person.

Often, a combination of treatments is necessary to effectively control symptoms associated with gastroparesis.

If you have an Enterra™ neurostimulator implanted, there are some medical procedures that you cannot or should not have. Some precautions are necessary around certain electrical and medical equipment and when going through theft detection and security screening gates.

Gastric electrical stimulation is not appropriate for patients who are not candidates for surgical procedures, anesthesia, or both, because of either physical or mental conditions. Gastric electrical stimulation has not been evaluated in pregnant women or in patients younger than age 18 or older than age 70.

Please ask your doctor for more detailed information about Enterra™ Therapy.

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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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