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GHP Doctors on the Forefront of New Medicine

GHP Doctors were featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding the Full Sense Device .  

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Disk and Anchor 

Full Sense Device In contrast, the Full Sense device is deployed at the top of the stomach. It consists of a disk placed in the stomach and tethered to a cylindrical stent that anchors the device in the esophagus. The disk pushes against the top of the stomach, tricking nerves and gut hormones into signaling that the stomach is full even when food isn't present, says Randal Baker, a surgeon in Grand Rapids, Mich., who invented the device. Dr. Baker hasn't published peer-reviewed results, but he has told medical audiences that the procedure has been performed on more than 50 patients, and on average they have lost weight faster than typically occurs with Roux-en-Y surgery, without significant side effects. BFKW LLC, a Grand Rapids startup, hopes to launch the device in Europe early next year; U.S. availability is years away.

Winslow, Ron. "Losing Prospects: New procedures hope to treat obesity without the risks of bariatric surgery." The Wall Street Journal. N.p., 8 Apr. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2013. .



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