Researchers have found that there is an appetite hormone made in the lining of the stomach called Ghrelin. When patients have low levels of Ghrelin in their system, their appetites are suppressed.
By reducing the amount of blood flow to the stomach lining, where the cells reside that are releasing this appetite hormone, our physicians have a very unique way of deadening or suppressing the appetite. By suppressing the appetite, patients are able to lose weight in a natural and healthy manner, simply by eating less through their newfound appetite control.
The NANOBLOCK Procedure is a medical weight loss alternative without the use of drugs. Prescription appetite suppressants can have serious negative side effects, even with physician supervision.
Our physicians introduce a small catheter into the radial artery in the wrist or the femoral artery in the groin and utilize live x-ray imaging to guide the catheter to the artery that supplies blood to the left side of the stomach. Here the physician injects tiny particles that are just large enough to block and kill the cells that make the appetite hormone – known as a bariatric embolization. These particles have been used by physicians for 20 years to close down blood vessels in the stomach and other organs. It is an outpatient procedure taking about an hour. Patients are typically at the facility for a total of about 4 hours with recovery, before they go home.
Appetite control can be the key to medical weight loss for many individuals. If you believe that your appetite is preventing you from achieving your weight loss goals, the NANOBLOCK Procedure may be able to help
Our physicians have pioneered the study of Bariatric Artery Embolization in the USA.
Options other than a study may be available to you.
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