Harehill Park announces that the first implants of a new form of surgery in the UK for the treatment of obesity occurred at the Princess Grace Hospital, London using an Implantable Gastric Stimulator (IGS) called the Transcend .
Working with The Healthier Weight Centre, two patients each received an IGS for weight management.
Currently weight loss surgery involves putting tight bands around the stomach to reduce its size, or radical surgery, in which the stomach is stapled or by-passed to limit the amount of food that can be eaten. However these procedures can carry risks including infection, wound problems, band erosion, blood clots or in extreme cases, death.
In contrast the implantable gastric stimulator (IGS) has been shown to be very safe, with no reports of death or serious consequences.
It does not involve any cutting or restrictive approaches affecting the integrity of the stomach and offers a marked improvement upon the...