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Device - endoscopic gastrointestinal tube
EndoBarrier Therapy is new approach that does not rely on medication or involve surgery to help patients regain control of type 2 diabetes. The EndoBarrier medical device is placed in the intestine... more
Device - Oesophegal stent
The Full Sense Device is placed via endoscopy in the distal esophagus and proximal stomach. By applying pressure to this area it causes satiety without the need for the presence of food. The Full... more
Device - Neuro-regulator
VBLOC vagal blocking therapy is a first-in-class weight loss treatment for obesity and related co-morbidities. VBLOC Therapy, delivered by a pacemaker-like device called the Maestro Rechargeable... more
Device - Gastric balloon
Orbera is a soft, saline filled silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach for six months. The balloon is designed to partially fill your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness. In medical... more
Device - Weight-loss drug
Beloranib is an experimental drug candidate for the treatment of obesity. It was discovered by CKD Pharmaceuticals and is currently being developed by Zafgen.
Device - Intragastric balloon
ReShape Duo is the first and only non-surgical, dual-intragastric balloon treatment designed for those who want a fast track to weight loss without the risks of surgery or side effects of drugs. The... more
Device - Gastric band
The Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System is the first adjustable medical device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for individualized weight loss for... more
Device - paragastric implant
The Vibrynt Prevail Implant System is an investigational device in the U.S. that is designed to assist with weight loss by limiting food consumption. Via a minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedure... more
Device - Robotic surgical system
The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgery system consisting of a console where the surgeon sits while operating, a patient-side cart where the patient lies during surgery, four robotic arms,... more
Device - Gastric band
The GaBP Ring is a prefabricated, calibrated and sterilized silicone coated implantable device that is designed to control the reservoir capacity in gastric bypass, gastroplasty and sleeve... more
Device - Weight-loss drug
Belviq is a weight-loss drug developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals. It has serotonergic properties and acts as an anorectic. On 22 December 2009 a New Drug Application (NDA) was submitted to the Food... more
Device - Shears
Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Harmonic ACE+ shears are intended to assist surgeons with dissections, sealing, transections, and otomy creation. The device's Adaptive Tissue Technology adjusts the power that... more
Device - Hand tool
The SILS™ Hand Instrument line represents an exciting advancement in endoscopic tissue manipulation. All four new instruments have been designed to enhance the surgeon's flexibility and visualization... more
Device - Weight-loss drug
Qsymia (also known as Qsiva) is a combination of the drugs phentermine and topiramate, intended for the treatment of obesity and related conditions such as type 2 diabetes. It has been found to lower... more
Device - laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
The EES Sleeve Solution includes: The expert consensus on technique – Providing best-practice guidelines from some of the world’s most experienced sleeve surgeons. NEW Sleeve Solution Sets – Complete... more
Device - Imaging system
The EndoFLIP imaging system measures the dimensions and function of a variety of hollow organs, vessels and sphincteric regions throughout the body. It is commonly used to take measurements during... more
Device - Endoscopic suturing device
The Apollo OverStitch is an endoscopic suturing device which allows physicians to manipulate and suture tissue in the gastrointestinal tract without making incisions through the skin. 
Device - retrogastric dissector
The PinkyTrigger is a 5mm laparoscopic retrogastric dissector. Designed to be reusable, it has a tip which curls back to 130 degrees.

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery develops and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and... more
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Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare, is a healthcare device and supply company, incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, although its corporate offices are located in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Allergan is a global pharmaceutical company, with headquarters in Irvine, California. It was founded in 1948.
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BariWare is a company focused on helping bariatric patients with their nutritional requirements.  They have designed their products to help patients have improved communication with their doctors and... more
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Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. is dedicated to revolutionizing patient care through the development of flexible surgery, which is emerging from the convergence of laparoscopic surgery and therapeutic... more
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EndoEvolution developes automated suturing devices for minimally-inasive surgery
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Automated Medical Products Corp. (AMP) and its related companies have provided quality surgical instruments since 1914. We are proud of this long history of manufacturing and distributing quality... more
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EnteroMedics Inc. has developed VBLOC vagal blocking therapy, a first-in-class weight loss treatment for obesity and related co-morbidities. VBLOC Therapy, delivered by a pacemaker-like device called... more
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Arena Pharmaceuticals are a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, an important class of... more
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Bariatric Fusion provides bariatric vitamins and nutritional supplements for all weight loss surgery patients. Theirproducts were designed and formulated by medical professionals and offer the... more
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Bariatric Advantage provides a complete line of dietary supplements that have been specifically formulated to meet the unique demands of both the pre-operative bariatric surgical candidate, as well... more
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Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. a diversified medical device company, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for the surgical treatment of disease.    Synovis Life Technologies, Inc... more
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CareFusion is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care.
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Crospon develops leading edge minimally invasive medical devices for imaging and aiding surgery in the esophagus and stomach.
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EnteroMedics Inc. has developed VBLOC vagal blocking therapy, a first-in-class weight loss treatment for obesity and related co-morbidities. VBLOC Therapy, delivered by a pacemaker-like device called... more
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Cadence Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary products principally for use in the hospital setting.

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The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world. The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by... more
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The Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBA) is a newly formed specialist society for anaesthetists interested in anaesthesia and critical care for Bariatric surgical and other morbidly... more
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Founded in 1999, the Brazilian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SBCBM) is the second largest professional society specializing in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Many of the surgeons... more
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BOMSS is a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management. Membership of the society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses,... more
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The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) is a federation composed of national associations of bariatric surgeons. Currently, there are 51 official member... more
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Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in... more
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The National Lipid Association  a nonprofit, multidisciplinary medical society focused on enhancing the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine.
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England is an independent professional body and registered charity committed to promoting and advancing the highest standards of surgical care for patients,... more
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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people... more
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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism committed to enhancing the ability of its... more
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The International Bariatric Club aims to promote and exchange knowledge, ideas, and experience related to the preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative care of the bariatric patient, with... more