Laparoscopically implanted gastric pacemaker after kidney-pancreas transplantation: Treatment of morbid obesity and diabetic gastroparesis

Hugo Bonatti, Gerald Brandacher, Elisabeth Hoeller, Ingrid Stelzmueller, Walter Mark, Raimund Margreiter, Helmut Weiss

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Abstract

Combined kidney-pancreas transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage diabetic nephropathy. Weight gain post-transplant increases the risk for post-transplant complications and death due to cardiovascular events. Gastric pacemakers have been used for therapy of diabetic gastropathy and for the treatment of moderate morbid obesity. We report a patient who experienced significant weight gain following successful kidney-pancreas transplantation and was thereafter successfully treated for diabetic gastroparesis and morbid obesity by use of a laparoscopically implanted gastric pacemaker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gastric pacing
  • Morbid obesity
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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