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>    What is the Endobarrier?
>    How much does the Endobarrier cost?
>    How is the Endobarrier inserted and how does it work?
>    Recovering from the Endobarrier?
>    How long does the Endobarrier stay in?
>    What are the benefits and risks?
>    Watch the video.
>    Why choose Harley Street Bariatrics?

The Endobarrier Non Surgical Weight Loss

What is the Endobarrier? Back to top

What is the EndobarrierThe Endobarrier is a medical device inserted inside the digestive track to treat Type 2 Diabetes induced by obesity and Obesity itself. The device is made of a propriety fluoropolymer which has a high resistance to acids.

How much does the Endobarrier cost? Back to top

EndoBarrier is priced at £8,000.

How is the Endobarrier inserted and how does it work? Back to top

The Endobarrier is fitted in under an hour, with the patient under a general anaesthetic. The sleeve is introduced through the mouth, then through the stomach to the small intestine where it is fixed in place by a metal anchor to prevent it slipping out.

When in place, the Endobarrier prevents food from being digested in the upper part of the small intestine. Bypassing this part of the digestion process limits the body from absorbing parts of the food ingested. The Endobarrier creates a feeling of fullness faster which enables patients to eat smaller portion of food. Furthermore, the sleeve inhibits partial sugar absorption as well which helps patients bring their blood sugar levels into a healthier range and subsequently treat Type 2 Diabetes.

The concept of the Endobarrier came from the Gastric Bypass, but unlike the Gastric Bypass does not involve cutting thus its definition of a non surgical weight loss procedure.

Recovering from the Endobarrier operation? Back to top

The procedure is predominantly performed as a day-case. Most patients will be discharged home 4-6 hours after the procedure depending on their state. Overnight stay in hospital is rare.  Patients may experience a discomfort in the tummy as the body is adjusting. A recommended two weeks off work and activity is advised.

The specific recovery time will be given at the time of the consultation.

How long does the Endobarrier stay in? Back to top

The Endobarrier stays in place between 9 months to 12 months depending on the progress and state of the patient.

While the Endobarrier is not as effective as the Gastric Bypass, it will benefit patients who have been rejected from having surgery due to the increased risks of being overweight.

What are the benefits and risks? Back to top

The main benefits are:

  • Non-surgical alternative to weight loss surgery
  • Performed as a day procedure
  • Inserted and removed endoscopically
  • Reversible
  • Metabolic weight loss
  • Treats Type 2 Diabetes
  • Can be done quickly and relatively painlessly with no scars
  • Quick Recovery when compared to other weight loss surgeries
  • May mimic the metabolic effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Further benefits will be explained during the consultation.

The main risks are:

All surgeries carry risks. The experience and skill of the surgeon plus careful screening of each prospect can significantly lower these risks.

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Performation of intestine (during placement)
  • Slippage or migration
 Further risks will be explained during the consultation.

The Endobarrier Video  (watch the video) Back to top

Below is a YouTube Link to animated video demonstrating the non-surgical insertion of the Endobarrier.

Why choose Harley Street Bariatrics? Back to top

  • We offer surgeon/consultant led care, meaning you have unlimited access to your surgeon either it be face to face, via email and/or mobile. Our caring weight loss surgeons aim to not only offer their expertise in surgery but also a supporting environment for each patients to reach their potential. They believe weight loss surgery is only a tool and that weight loss is a journey that requires constant support.
  • We perform all of our weight loss treatments, both surgical and non surgical, in specialized private hospitals in London, UK. Meaning, the hospitals and staff are experienced in supporting our weight loss surgeons by offering local and easily accessible medical care.
  • We have hand-picked experienced bariatric surgeons.  Performing both NHS and private operations, our weight loss surgeons have extensive experience and expertise in performing all types of bariatric treatments, including the gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve weight loss surgeries. Their passion in bariatrics is demonstrated through their yearly research, development, peer reviewed publications and attendance of prestigious national and international conferences.
  • We use the highest quality medical products, meaning all of our bariatric surgeons use Allergan®, the world’s leading supplier for the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System and the BioEnterics® Intragastric Balloon also known as the BIB®.
  • We use the latest models of the SPATZ adjustable gastric balloon, SPATZ 3®.
  • We provide post-operative care for overseas patients who had surgery elsewhere either is be gastric band infills or a gastric balloon removal. Our experienced surgeon aim to care for all patients with the same level of care and support to reach their weight loss.

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