Medical Tool to Switch Off Hunger Pangs, EnteroMedics Reveals

Obesity surgeons now have another tool in their surgical repertoire to treat overweight patients. A medical device recently listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic goods sends low-energy electrical impulses to nerves around the stomach to switch off hunger pangs. The VBLOC Therapy is a small pacemaker-like device that blocks nerve signals to reduce appetite and promote feelings of fullness.

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