FDA advisory board supports implant that suppresses appetite

06/18/2014 | HealthDay News

An FDA advisory committee on Tuesday said EnteroMedics' Maestro Rechargeable System, designed to suppress appetite and calorie absorption through electrical stimulation of intra-abdominal vagus nerve trunks, is safe and its benefits outweigh the risks. However, the panel was split on whether the device would be effective for patients.

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