What is the Transcend Implantable Gastric Stimulator (I.G.S.)?
The Transcend gastric stimulator consists of a small battery
operated device implanted just under the skin, above your waistline.
A small wire connects the device to the stomach wall. Rather like a
cardiac pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to the heart, the
gastric stimulator delivers a small current to the stomach wall. The current
is adjusted through a hand held computer used by the doctor, which 'talks'
to the stimulator through a radio signal. You do not usually feel anything
when the stimulator is working. The key- hole (laparoscopic) surgery
takes just about one hour and so you can be admitted as a day case.
How does Transcend work?
The Transcend IGS stimulates your stomach, causing it to relax.
This signals a feeling of fullness and satiety to the brain.
Long term studies show that the IGS is safe and very effective at helping
you to lose weight and maintain your weight loss. The Transcend IGS is
gentle, safe, reversible, does not restrict your food intake or affect
food absorption. In short, it is estimated that it is probably the safest
surgical procedure for weight loss in the world today.
Since it was developed in the mid- 1990s', over 700 successful implants
have taken place in numerous research studies that have been conducted
in the USA, and Europe to monitor and evaluate its effectiveness,
safety and efficacy. The results have been astonishing and indicate that
the Transcend is now the latest generation of surgical weight loss
Do you offer any other support to help weight loss?
As with all weight loss approaches, the therapy is offered with
long term follow-up and dietary support. With the IGS you will be
able to socialize normally and there are no banned foods.
In fact you will simply want to eat less food and you will feel
satisfied with what you have eaten.
Follow-up programmes are offered by the clinics implanting Transcend.
Alternatively, if you want to, you can enrol on The Weightloss Park Programme before
or after surgery. For more information on The Weightloss Park Programme click on
Weight Loss programme.
How do I find out more about the Transcend IGS?
You have made the first step by visiting our web site. Weightloss Park are
the UK pioneers of the Transcend.
This is the web - site of the manufacturers and researchers of Transcend.
It takes you through the procedure and the assessment process.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for the Transcend IGS?
This is the first exciting step.
It is very easy.
If for some reason the transcend is not for you, then The Weightloss Park Programme
may be an alternative approach for you and we can advise you about this.
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