Laparoscopic Placement of Gastric Electrical Stimulator for Gastroparesis

Billy Y Lan, MD, Matthew Kroh, MD, Bipan Chand, MD, Kevin El-Hayek, MD. Loyola School of Medicine; Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Gastroparesis is a debilitatiing medical condition that is often refractory to medical therapy.  Surgical placement of a gastric stimulator has shown promising results in patients wiht refractory gastroparesis.  In our video, we describe a safe and feasible laparoscopic approach for placement of a gastric electrical stimulator using sutures and surgical clips to secure the stimulator in place and an intraoperative endoscopy as n adjunct to confirm placement.  Our laparoscopic approach minimizes length of hospital stay and post-operative pain.

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