Medical Devices for Obesity Treatment: Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

Eric J. Vargas, Monika Rizk, Fateh Bazerbachi, Barham K. Abu Dayyeh

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-163
Number of pages15
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • Devices
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric balloon
  • Obesity
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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