New Alternative to Gastric Bypass May Debut in U.K.

A new device called the EndoBarrier was recently announced at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). It’s a tube-like liner that can be inserted into the intestines as a barrier to food absorption. According to researchers, it performs a similar function to gastric bypass surgery, but it’s reversible and less invasive and risky. It may be introduced to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Read more

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