The Maestro® System comprises of a subcutaneously embedded rechargeable neuroregulator and two cathodes that are laparoscopically embedded by a bariatric specialist. It conveys Vbloc® vagal blocking treatment through these cathodes that are set in contact with the trunks of the vagus nerves just over the intersection between the throat and the stomach. The gadget discontinuously squares vagal nerve motions all through the persistent’s waking hours. The Maestro System is energized utilizing an outside versatile charger and transmit curl worn by the patient. The gadget can be non-intrusively customized, and it can be balanced, deactivated, reactivated or totally uprooted if crave. EnteroMedics® has significant experience with VBLOC Therapy; more than 600 patients have been implanted with the Maestro System to date, some out to five years. Data on safety, efficacy and sustained weight loss with VBLOC Therapy is being collected in multiple clinical trials. The major components of the Maestro System include: Neuroregulator. The neuroregulator, sometimes referred to as a neuroblocking pulse generator, is an implanted device that controls the delivery of VBLOC Therapy to the vagus nerve. It is surgically implanted just below, and parallel to, the skin, typically on the side of the body over the ribs. Lead System. Proprietary leads are powered by the neuroregulator and deliver electrical pulses to the vagus nerve via the electrodes. The leads and electrodes are similar to those used in traditional cardiac rhythm management products. Mobile Charger. The Mobile Charger is an electronic device worn by the patient externally while recharging the device. It connects to the transmit coil and provides information on the battery status of the neuroregulator and the Mobile Charger. Transmit Coil. The Transmit Coil is positioned for short periods of time over the implanted neuroregulator to deliver radio frequency battery charging and therapy programming information across the skin into the device.
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