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Update on bariatric surgical procedures and an introduction to the implantable weight loss device: the Maestro Rechargeable System

Authors Hwang S, Takata M, Fujioka K, Fuller W

Received 11 February 2016

Accepted for publication 29 April 2016

Published 17 August 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 291—299


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Stephanie S Hwang,1 Mark C Takata,1 Ken Fujioka,2 William Fuller1

1Division of General/Bariatric Surgery, Scripps Clinic Weight Management, 2Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, USA

Abstract: There are many different methods of treating obesity, ranging from various medical options to several surgical therapies. This paper briefly summarizes current surgical options for weight loss with a focus on one of the newest US Food and Drug Administration-approved devices for surgical weight loss therapy, the Maestro Rechargeable System. Also known as the vagal blocking for obesity control implantable device, this tool blocks vagal nerve activity to induce weight loss.

Keywords: VBLOC device, vagal, vagus, obesity

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