Safety Information

Endobarrier Therapy does not work for everyone, individual results may vary.

In clinical studies, the most common complications were mild to moderate nausea, vomiting and upper abdominal pain, which are most likely to occur in the early days and weeks following EndoBarrier placement. Other risks – which are not likely but could occur – include infection (e.g., bacterial infection of the liver), trauma (e.g., tissue tears), device migration and bleeding. If there is a suspected complication, your doctor may send you to the hospital for an evaluation, which usually includes an endoscopic exam. Based on the exam results, endoscopic or surgical removal of the device may be required.

Your doctor should explain all risks and potential side effects to you before having your procedure.

 

General Patient Reminders

Prescription Management

    • Make sure you take 40 mg twice a day (or equivalent prescribed by your doctor) of a proton pump inhibitor daily. Do not reduce this dosage or frequency.
    • Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are to be avoided as they can cause ulcers and bleeding. Your doctor can recommend or prescribe other types of pain relievers if necessary.
    • Anti-coagulant medications are not to be taken at any time while the EndoBarrier is in place, as they can cause bleeding.
    • You may experience a rapid improvement in glucose levels right after EndoBarrier placement and a decline in HbA1c values soon afterward. Dosages of your diabetes medications may need to be modified by your doctor. Do not make changes to any of your medications without first consulting your doctor.

Pregnancy
Women of child-bearing age must remain on contraception during EndoBarrier Therapy to avoid becoming pregnant.

The EndoBarrier Device should only be used as directed and outlined in the product labeling. Prospective patients and their doctors should always thoroughly read the label. The product labeling, or Instructions for Use can be found here. If any difficult symptoms occur or complications are expected, the advice of an EndoBarrier Therapy doctor should be sought immediately.

The EndoBarrier Advantage

Current options for controlling type 2 diabetes and weight are wide-ranging. You should consult with your doctor to determine which therapy is right for you.

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How It Works

As part of the natural digestive process, partially digested food mixes with several substances produced by your body. When the EndoBarrier liner is placed, partially digested food passes through its center, but it is not allowed to mix with these substances until food has passed completely through the liner.

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Find a Physician

Locate a treatment center near you that offers EndoBarrier Therapy.

Is EndoBarrier Therapy Right for You?

EndoBarrier Therapy for type 2 diabetes and weight loss doesn’t rely on medication or involve invasive surgery to decrease your blood sugar and body weight. EndoBarrier Therapy uses cutting-edge technology and world-class innovation to dramatically change the way your body responds to food.

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity Facts :

  • Approximately 500 million adults are obese.
  • More than 320 million suffer from type 2 diabetes.
  • More than 63 million people face the dual challenge of managing both.
  • Type 2 diabetes tends to get worse over time and can lead to serious health complications.
  • Having type 2 diabetes significantly increases the chance of having cardiovascular and neurological health issues.

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