Are you having difficulty controlling your Diabetes Mellitus, Type II and lose weight? Now there is a revolutionary treatment for both that doesn’t require surgery or medication. It’s called the EndoBarrier Gastointestinal Liner.
The EndoBarrier is a flexible, thin, tube-shaped liner that fits inside a section of your intestine. It creates a barrier between your intestinal wall and the food you eat. The liner prevents food from coming into contact with the intestinal wall and delays digestion until farther down the intestine, both of which is believed to alter the activation of hormonal signals that originate in the intestine. Therefore, it changes the way your body responds to food and can drastically lower your glucose level, while also helping you lose weight.
The Endobarrier is inserted by a tube thru your mouth with no need for a surgical incision. A camera and x-ray equipment is used to best position the EndoBarrier. The EndoBarrier is secured just below your stomach (called the duodenal bulb) and extends approximately 60cm through portions of your intestine called the duodenum and the proximal jejunum. Once in place, the EndoBarrier starts to go to work immediately, by preventing the food you eat from coming into contact with normal digestive enzymes.
Placement of the EndoBarrier is performed in an outpatient setting, and when the time comes for removal, it can be retrieved via an endoscopic procedure without any permanent surgical consequences to your body.