What is B-Clamp?
The B-Clamp is a laparoscopically implanted device that divides the stomach into two vertical sections. When closed and latched with the appropriate installation and fixation tools, the B-Clamp acts as a restrictive procedure by creating a small pouch of stomach for food to pass through.
How does the B-Clamp work?
Weight loss occurs by restricted intake. The purpose of the smaller stomach pouch is to create the sensation of fullness sooner, thereby decreasing the desire for food and limiting the volume of food one can consume.
Although the changes after the B-Clamp are not as drastic as those of the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, it still requires commitment and lifestyle changes.
What are the benefits of B-Clamp?
Bariatric surgery studies have shown that sufficient weight loss is achieved and weight-related illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and arthritis, will be improved or may enter remission. The B-Clamp reproduces the concept of the Sleeve Gastrectomy, but this new procedure is reversible.
By clipping the stomach with the B-Clamp, your surgeon will not need to remove part of the stomach. This procedure limits the risk of leakage and post-operative GERD linked to the Sleeve Gastrectomy. The excluded part of the stomach is still accessible by an endoscope.
Will it work for me?
To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard and follow the advice given by your clinical team.