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Enterra Therapy

Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gastroparesis

Enterra Therapy* is designed to improve chronic, medication resistant nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis of diabetic or unknown (idiopathic) origin.

The Enterra Therapy System consists of a neurostimulator (about the size of a pocket watch) implanted beneath the skin, usually in the lower abdominal region. Two leads (insulated wires) are implanted in the muscle wall of the stomach and connected to the neurostimulator. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

Watch a short video introduction to Enterra Therapy.

The neurostimulator sends mild pulses through the leads to stimulate the nerves and smooth muscles of the lower stomach. This may help control chronic nausea and vomiting.

During an office visit, the doctor adjusts the neurostimulator to customize therapy for you. The therapy can be turned off by the doctor at any time.

Watch Mary's Enterra Therapy Story

Schedule a consultation.

Call 606.780.5500 to request a consultation with St. Claire HealthCare's Gastric Motility Clinic to see if Enterra Therapy for gastroparesis is right for you. No referral needed.

Visit the Enterra Therapy patient website to learn more.

* Humanitarian Device. Authorized by Federal law for use in the treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis of diabetic or idiopathic etiology in patients aged 18 to 70 years. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. Enterra Therapy received Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000.