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Gastric Electrical Stimulation

  • Education
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Products and Procedures
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management
  • Indications, Safety, and Warnings
  • Pre-implant Patient Education Resources

    Videos

    Patient education videos are also available through YouTube. Select "share" to send a video to patients by social media or email and to embed a video in your website.

    Access YouTube videos for patient education

    About Gastric Electrical Stimulation

    A brief animation of gastric electrical stimulation.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Leita's Story Part 1

    Leita receives gastric stimulation therapy for gastroparesis. The young woman was studying for her PhD in cellular and molecular biology when she suddenly developed chronic nausea. In part 1, she talks about this difficult time and the fear of losing her independence.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Leita's Story Part 2

    Leita receives gastric stimulation therapy for the chronic nausea and vomiting caused by gastroparesis. Part 2 is about her search for an effective treatment. At first, nothing worked. Then her doctor suggested gastric stimulation therapy.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Leita's Story Part 3

    Leita talks about her life with gastric stimulation therapy for the chronic nausea and vomiting caused by gastroparesis. She has regained her confidence and control over her life.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Arlene's Story Part 1

    Arlene, who has gastroparesis, describes how chronic nausea and vomiting limited her life before she started gastric stimulation therapy.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Arlene's Story Part 2

    Arlene felt relieved when her chronic nausea and vomiting were finally diagnosed as symptoms of gastroparesis.

    Gastroparesis Treatment: Arlene's Story Part 3

    Arlene, who has gastroparesis, describes how gastric stimulation therapy has helped with her chronic nausea and vomiting.

    Brochures

    The Challenge of Gastroparesis – English
    The Challenge of Gastroparesis – Spanish

     This brochure explains the symptoms and causes of gastroparesis, as well as treatment options, including Medtronic gastric electrical stimulation.

    Enterra Therapy: Living With Gastric Electrical Stimulation – English
    Enterra Therapy: Living With Gastric Electrical Stimulation – Spanish

    This guide – for patients who have been diagnosed with gastroparesis and are candidates for Enterra® Therapy – describes gastric electrical stimulation, what the implant procedure is like, precautions necessary after the implant, and other helpful information.

     

    Websites

    Medtronic.com

    Medtronic website for people considering or receiving gastric electrical stimulation.

    The following non-Medtronic websites provide additional information, educational tools, and support for patients with gastroparesis:

    Gastroparesis and Dysmotility Foundation (GPD Foundation)

     

    The Gastroparesis & Dysmotilities Association

     

    Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments

     

    Humanitarian Device: The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. Learn more about HDE.

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