Forget stomach stapling and lap band surgery. The next big thing in weight loss surgery may be the stomach pacemaker.
Designed by a pacemaker manufacturer, the surgically-implanted device detects when a patient downs food or drink, and zaps the stomach with a series of electrical impulses using nerves around the stomach to generate a feeling of fullness.
Of the 65 British patients given implants in clinical trials, the majority have lost 20% of their weight.
The device also transmits information about diet and exercise to the patient’s doctor.
(READ the story at Fast Company)