Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) are effective tools for the management of obesity. By mimicking restrictive and bypass surgery physiology, they provide a safe and effective treatment option with the added capabilities of reaching a broader population. Multiple efficacious medical devices, such as intragastric balloons, endoscopic suturing/plication devices, and bypass liners, at various stages of development are available in the United States. EBTs represent the newest addition to a multidisciplinary approach in obesity management. This article reviews several devices’ safety and efficacy for primary care providers in the era of evolving obesity treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Medical Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 2018|
- Endoscopic suturing
- Gastric balloon
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