Ask your doctor when you may return to the activities you did before the procedure, such as work, travel, and hobbies.
Be sure to check with your doctor before doing something strenuous, for example lifting heavy objects. Avoid activities where you must bend, stretch, or twist your body; these movements may move the leads and alter the stimulation you receive.
Most electrical devices and magnets you are likely to encounter will not affect the operation of the neurostimulator. However, in certain cases, some equipment found in homes, workplaces, public places, and medical and dental facilities may damage the neurostimulator, interfere with its operation, or harm you.
Patients with an implanted neurostimulator and/or lead CANNOT have diathermy of any kind. Patients with an implanted device should not be exposed to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Talk with your doctor before having a medical procedure, dental procedure, or diagnostic test.
To learn what is generally safe and what may require precautions, talk with your doctor, go to the patient manual (Enterra Therapy Patient Manual: Model 3116 or Enterra Therapy Patient Manual: Enterra II).
The Enterra™ Therapy system for gastric electrical stimulation is authorised for use in treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis of diabetic or idiopathic etiology. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.