Posts Tagged ‘VBLOC’

VBLOC Approved: First New Device for Obesity in a Decade

January 14, 2015 — FDA today approved the first new medical device for the treatment of obesity in more than a decade, the EnteroMedics Maestro VBLOC system. An FDA advisory committee issued a split, but positive decision on this device last June, concluding it offers benefits which outweigh its risks. The VBLOC system works by blocking impulses of the […]

Blocking the Hunger Nerve

September 5, 2014 — Entrepreneurs at EnteroMedics developing a new treatment for obesity by blocking the “hunger nerve” (the vagus) have had a bumpy ride along the way. This week, the results of their pivotal clinical trial were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Alongside this publication was a commentary on the state of the […]