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Patients suspected to have gastroparesis* should be evaluated for gastric electrical stimulation based on the following:
Gastric electrical stimulation is contraindicated in patients who are not candidates for surgical procedures, anesthesia, or both, because of either physical or mental conditions. This therapy is also contraindicated for patients who will be exposed to diathermy (deep heat treatment).
Humanitarian Device: The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.