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11/16/08

A VIDEO ABOUT A NEW EXPERIMENTAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY NO ABDOMINAL INCISION UNLIKE OTHER GASTRIC BYPASS BARIATRIC SURGERY

A VIDEO ABOUT A NEW EXPERIMENTAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY NO ABDOMINAL INCISION UNLIKE OTHER GASTRIC BYPASS BARIATRIC SURGERY


"The surgeons had just stapled her stomach to form a thumb-sized tube that would hold only a small amount of food. The operation resembled others done for weight loss, with one huge difference". In this there was no cutting. "Instead, the surgeons had passed the stapler down her throat and stapled her stomach from the inside". What if you could get gastric bypass weight loss surgery without making an incision, cutting open the abdomen? For sure, many people are pleased with the outcome of gastric bypass weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery, as it's called is often successful but like any surgery it is not risk free.

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I know two teens who after struggling with their weight had weight loss surgery and have successfully become thinner and are happy with the results. However, just read some the older posts here on Purple Medical Blog about gastric bypass and bariatric surgery and you'll realize it requires careful thought and planning. Could there an alternative? Maybe the answer is Toga as in transoral gastroplasty. As you can see in this video about weight loss surgery, a company called Satiety is getting clinical trials of it's experimental no abdominal incision method of weight loss surgery called TOGA, Transoral Gastroplasty.Transoral, trans oral, get it? means through the mouth, while the word “gastroplasty” means shaping of the stomach.

A company called Satiety is getting clinical trials of it's experimental no abdominal incision method of weight loss surgery called TOGA, Transoral Gastroplasty. "The TOGA Procedure is performed without surgical incisions using a flexible device that is passed through the mouth and down to the stomach. Using specialized instruments, doctors are able to manipulate the stomach and staple it from within to create a small pouch. This pouch is intended to give patients a feeling of fullness after a small meal".



The NY Times had an article about a 25 year old woman's experience with the new type of bariatric surgery. "In Mexico and Europe over the past two to three years, 98 patients have had the new weight-loss surgery, named Toga (for transoral gastroplasty). On average, those who have passed the one-year mark have lost about 40 percent of their excess weight. Only time will tell whether they will be able to avoid gaining it back". "There are older, well-established operations that produce more weight loss, and in the United States 200,000 people have them each year. Known as bariatric surgery, it is often done through slits".

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