Design and implementation of a less invasive gastrostimulator

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Laurent Lonys *
Anne Vanhoestenberghe
Vincent Huberty
Martin Hiernaux
Nicolas Cauche
Nicolas Julémont
Adrien Debelle
François Huberland
Vicente Acuña
Carmen Godfraind
Jacques Devière
Alain Delchambre
Pierre Mathys
Antoine Nonclercq
(*) Corresponding Author:
Laurent Lonys | llonys@ulb.ac.be

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stimulator implants have recently shown positive results in helping obese patients lose weight. However, to place the implant, the patient currently needs to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. Our team is aiming for a less invasive procedure to stimulate the stomach with a gastrostimulator. Attempts covered fully endoscopic implantation and, more recently, we have focussed on a single incision laparoscopic procedure. Whatever the chosen implantation solution, the electronic design of the implant system shares many challenges. This paper covers the work achieved to meet these.

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