Wed Aug 7, 2002
LONDON (Reuters) - People willing to take drastic measures to shed weight may soon have an alternative to stomach stapling--electric shock treatments.
A US medical company has scooped up the patents on an electric shock weight-reducing device developed by an Italian doctor.
New Jersey-based Transneuronix has tested the device on 300 patients around the world. The device is implanted near nerves in the stomach wall and sends out a tiny current 12 times a minute.