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EndoBarrier Procedure


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Patient education illustration showing the story of the EndoBarrier procedure, a non-surgical weight loss technique in an easy-to-understand format. The illustration shows how bile is reabsorbed by the intestinal mucosa, as it does not get in touch with food. Food travels through the EndoBarroer sleeve, thereby contact with bile is avoided – see Figure C.


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EndoBarrier Procedure Illustration

Medical illustration depicting the EndoBarrier procedure, an incision free, non-surgical weight loss technique applied under general or twilight anaesthesia.


The EndoBarrier procedure is a pioneering technique that can be applied by either a surgeon or a gastrointestinal specialist. An alternative to surgical techniques for obesity and weight control, the EndoBarrier helps patients with Type-2 Diabetes.


Weight loss is achieved by bile and pancreatic juices being reabsorbed back into the bloodstream – changing the body’s sensitivity to its own insulin, without getting in touch with food.


That reabsorption reduces the amount of insulin required to control the patient’s diabetes. Figure C in the illustration depicts this in a way no other image does.


Our sequential illustration explains this procedure step by step:

A. The EndoBarrier sleeve is released from the capsule
B. All the food that leaves the stomach passes through the 60cm long sleeve, and is not absorbed in the small intestine
C. Bile and pancreatic juices draining into the duodenum do not contact with food. Bile is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream and changes the body’s sensitivity to its own insulin.



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