vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy
Achieve a Healthier Weight with vBloc Therapy
vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy is a totally new weight loss option. When diet and exercise haven’t helped you meet your goals, this first-of-its-kind treatment could be an effective weight loss alternative.
vBloc Therapy may be just the right fit for your lifestyle, providing the extra help you need to make the changes you desire.
Unlike other treatments, vBloc Therapy does not prevent nutrient absorption or alter anatomy. And because therapy directly targets your source of hunger, losing weight does not require you change the foods you eat or adopt a low calorie diet.
vBloc® Therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, is FDA approved for weight loss in adults with a Body Mass Index of 35-39.9 kg/m2 with a related health condition, or a BMI of 40-45 kg/m2. Individuals should have been unable to maintain weight loss through diet and exercise in a supervised program within the last 5 years before receiving the Maestro System.
How vBloc Therapy Works
vBloc Therapy is delivered through an implantable device called the Maestro System. By blocking the signals between your stomach and your brain, the therapy helps controls hunger—meaning you have an active tool to help you make healthier choices.
On average, people who received vBloc Therapy as prescribed lost 28% of their excess weight, in one year*.1,2
vBloc Therapy works by sending an electrical signal to the Vagus Nerve effectively blocking the signals that control the sensation of hunger. Patients who have had vBloc Therapy report feeling full longer.
A qualified surgeon implants the Maestro System using a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, using up to 5 small incisions in the abdomen and then operating through small tubes. This method is preferred because it results in shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.
During this “same day” surgery, we will also connect the two device wires around your Vagus Nerve in the area just above your stomach.
Improved Health Conditions
Feeling healthy is important to helping you focus on the things you love. The weight loss that vBloc Therapy provides can lead to improvements in cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and glucose levels. In one study, patients on vBloc Therapy lost weight and saw improvements in their type 2 diabetes and hypertension measures.
Lower Surgical Complications than Other Options
vBloc Therapy has been proven to have a far lower complication rate than traditional weight loss device procedures. If you’re concerned about the complications that come with traditional weight loss surgery, vBloc may be the right alternative for you, giving you peace of mind while helping you achieve your health-related goals. Helping you achieve your personal goals, this new type of treatment can provide you with safe, meaningful weight loss.
Learn more about vBloc Therapy at an informational session
If you’re considering vBloc Therapy, we encourage you to attend a webinar hosted by one of our doctors. You’ll learn about this new weight loss option, and you’ll meet the Moore Metabolics team that will support you before and long after your surgery. There’s no pressure to make a commitment—and no better way to get the answers you’re looking for.
Dr. Avara joins WLOX Healthy Living South MS host Jim Tabor to discuss the growing epidemic of obesity, and the advanced treatment options offered at South MS Surgical Weight Loss Center.
He highlights a new procedure option known as Vbloc Therapy, which is a non-restrictive, non-anatomy altering procedure used to block one’s feelings of hunger signaled by the vagus nerve.
*when used as directed References
- Ikramuddin S, et al. ReCharge Trial. JAMA. 2014; 312(9):915-922.
- Data analysis of 120 patients in the active arm of the ReCharge Trial who received 12 hours or more of therapy per day, as directed by the trial protocol. Data on file in PMA P130019 and with EnteroMedics.