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Bariatric surgery is widely considered to be the most effective intervention to deal with morbid obesity, while a 2015 publication looking at the correlation between bariatric surgery and long-term survival rates demonstrated it reduced mortality in comparison to non-surgical intervention, including dieting and exercise.
While gastric band and lap band surgery has been widely available for a number of years, vagal blocking nerve therapy systems are a relatively new treatment method, which has also been shown to be effective.
Vagal blocking involves the implanting of a rechargeable neuroregulator into the lateral chest wall. Flexible leads from this device are then placed around the vagus nerve laparoscopically. The vagus nerve is the main nerve between the brain stem and the abdomen, and controls how your body tells your brain you are hungry.
Once the device has been implanted, it intermittently blocks signals sent along the nerve to reduce feelings of hunger and increase feelings of satiety. The blocking of nerve signals is done via a charge, and the neuroregulator is programmed to control the strength and frequency of these.
The operation to implant the neuroregulator device usually takes between 60 – 90 minutes. While it is conducted under general anesthetic, it is usually conducted as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be in and out of the clinic or hospital on the same day.
Choosing to undergo vagal blocking therapy as your weight loss solution has a number of advantages, both from the perspective of the surgery itself as well as for your long term weight loss.
In addition to these primary benefits, you will enjoy a range of advantages linked to losing weight, including improved self-confidence, feeling more energetic, and potentially influencing the affect linked conditions, such as diabetes, has on your life.
The cost of vagal blocking therapy will depend on the availability of the treatment in your region, on the clinics that provide it, and whether you have private medical insurance or not. Most clinics keep the cost guarded until you contact them, however most studies into this treatment describe the typical cost as being between that of gastric band and gastric bypass surgeries, though others have cited costs in excess of $20,000.
If you are looking to change your life by undergoing vagal blocking therapy, but are worried about covering the cost, MacCredit can help, with a tailored payment plan to suit your circumstances. We can also put you in touch with some of the leading clinics in Australia that are offering this procedure, and put you on the road to sustained weight loss and all the associated benefits today.
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