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Orbera study and European Endoscopic Suturing Registry

Apollo Endosurgery has completed enrolment in the Orbera Post Approval Study evaluating the Orbera intragastric balloon. This is a multi-centre, open-label, prospective study of the safety and efficacy of the Orberasystem within the US. The study was a requirement of the US FDA’s approval of Orberain August of 2015.

Apollo and AGA to create endoscopic suturing registry

Apollo Endosurgery has entered into a Registry Funding Agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology, to develop and administer a registry to evaluate flexible endoscopic procedures enabled by the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

Endoluminal revision of the dilated pouch after RYGB

Dumping syndrome is a common postoperative complication of gastric surgery procedures. The syndrome is class-divided in early and late dumping. Early dumping syndrome occurs shortly after ingestion of nutrition. Symptoms are fatigue, lassitude, drowsiness and desire for reclining. By comparison, late dumping appears 2 to 3 hours after food intake.

Endoscopic pouch revision for weight gain following RYGB

It is generally accepted that morbid obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to multiple metabolic conditions.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Obesity: The Mayo Clinic Experience

Despite the positive impact of bariatric-metabolic surgery, only 1% of qualified patients receive surgery because of limited access, patient preference, risks, and cost of surgery.1  Given this low utilization rate of surgery and limited efficacy of life-style and pharmacological interventions, a significant gap exists in our current approach to obesity contributing to unprecedented rates of the disease and escalation of co-morbid conditions resulting in an enormous economic burden on our health care system.Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) can potentially offer

Emerging bariatric technologies showcased at SAGES

Three next-generation devices showcased at this year’s meeting could offer gastrointestinal specialists options in the future for treating the obese patient. Promising clinical data revealed that a next-generation plication endoscopic stapler, as well as the Overstitch and TransPyloric Shuttle are safe and effective. Here, we take a closer look at the devices and the data…

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