BariClip / Gastric Clip
Obesity is indeed a significant health concern affecting both adults and children worldwide. Bariatric surgeries, such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, have proven to be effective in weight loss and improving underlying health conditions associated with obesity. These procedures can have a positive impact on life expectancy for individuals who are severely obese and have not had success with non-surgical weight loss methods.
As a minimal invasive approach, this novel laparoscopic procedure BariClip aims to offer an alternative to traditional surgical procedures. The BariClip is a laparoscopic procedure where a silicone-covered titanium tool is used to restrict food capacity by placing it around the stomach wall. This technique aims to achieve a similar effect as a gastric sleeve surgery without removing the stomach. It appears that the Bariclip procedure allows the gastrointestinal composition to remain intact while still promoting a feeling of fullness, which leads to the consumption of less food and reduced absorption into the body.
The average weight loss expected for BariClip patients is around 30-35% of their excess weight. In comparison, sleeve gastrectomy patients tend to experience more significant weight loss, with an average of over 70-80% of their excess weight lost.
It’s important to keep in mind that individual outcomes may vary, and the effectiveness of any weight loss procedure depends on various factors, including individual’s baseline weight , adherence to dietary and lifestyle changes, and any underlying health conditions. It is recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can provide personalized information and guidance regarding the potential outcomes and suitability of different weight loss procedures based on an individual’s specific circumstances.
Advantages of the Method:
The BariClip procedure is considered relatively reversible, meaning the clip can be removed if necessary.
The procedure does not involve cutting or removing a portion of the stomach, as in other bariatric surgeries
Unlike some bariatric procedures, the BariClip does not involve rerouting the small intestine or making significant changes to the gastrointestinal anatomy.
The clip can help reduce the pressure inside the stomach, which may contribute to feelings of fullness and reduced food intake.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms may decrease after the BariClip procedure.