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You have a number of options when deciding on the best weight loss options. You likely have questions. Here are some of the common questions asked by patients and answers to help. If you’d like more information, please contact us.
Is gastric pacemaker right for me?
If your body mass index (BMI) is over 35, the gastric pacemaker may be appropriate for you. Use our BMI calculator to determine your BMI. Ask your doctor to explain your weight loss options.
How much weight can I lose with gastric pacemaker?
The amount of weight lost varies by patient. Your doctor can provide you with an estimate of weight you can expect to lose.
What are the risks of gastric pacemaker?
Implanting the device carries less risk than traditional gastric surgery. The risks may include infection, allergic response to the implant, and pain at the surgical site. Please discuss any concerns you have about risks, side effects, and complications of gastric pacemaker with your doctor.
Does insurance cover gastric pacemaker?
Not routinely. Check with our office for a price estimate and payment options.
Is gastric pacemaker surgery?
Although the gastric pacemaker does not alter your stomach or intestines, the device is surgically implanted and requires general anesthesia. Ask your doctor how to prepare for this procedure.