FDA approves new kind of device to treat obesity

January 15, 2015 3:30 AM

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FDA approves new kind of device to treat obesity

The Maestro Rechargeable System is intended to treat morbid (extreme) obesity, device manufacturer EnteroMedics Inc. said in its application for FDA approval.

The implant sends electrical signals to nerves around the stomach that help control digestion. These signals block the nerves, decreasing hunger pangs and making the person feel full.

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