Here's what you need to know and do while receiving Enterra™ Therapy for chronic nausea and vomiting from gastroparesis*. These guidelines and resources will help you get the most from your treatment.
Your doctor will provide ongoing management of your Enterra Therapy.
To help make Enterra Therapy a positive experience, please review this section for important information about daily activities, exposure to electromagnetic interference, medical procedures, and other precautions after the implant.
Learn about how to get a device registration card.
The Enterra neurostimulator is powered by a battery sealed inside the metal case of the device. Over time, the battery will become too weak to power the neurostimulator, and you will need to schedule a replacement surgery with your doctor.
Read about the experiences of people who have received Enterra Therapy. They share first-hand what life was like for them before and while receiving treatment.
If you have more questions, consult your doctor, who knows your personal medical history and can give you the detailed information you need. Your doctor should provide you with a patient manual that provides important information about living with your Enterra neurostimulation system. In particular, you should ask your doctor to discuss the potential benefits, complications, and risks of this therapy.
*Humanitarian Device: The Enterra Therapy system for gastric electrical stimulation is authorized by Federal law 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. What does this mean?
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