In the vertical clip gastroplasty or stomach clip procedure, the B-Clamp™ device is implanted to achieve lasting weight loss in obese and severely obese patients.
The concept is revolutionary. A medical-grade clip is placed vertically around the stomach, which does the trick.
This procedure is ideal for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 29 and above who need effective weight loss.
The B-Clamp™, also known as the BariClip™, is a safe and effective bariatric procedure, reducing the stomach’s capacity and dividing it into two parts while keeping its functions.
The B-Clamp™ (aka BariClip™) is an implantable device inserted laparoscopically and made from titanium with a medical-grade soft silicone cover. It is “clipped” and fixed vertically around the stomach’s larger part (the large curve), drastically restricting food capacity.
The device divides the stomach into two parts: a “restrictive” part which contains the nutrients, and the “excluded” expandable part, which produces the gastric fluids.
The excluding part (old stomach) usually expands massively and produces gastric digestive fluids with natural pepsins and hormonal precursors. The restricted part (new stomach) is now much smaller, cannot expand as the “old stomach,” and will help patients feel full and satiated much faster.
The procedure leads to similar weight loss results as a gastric sleeve gastrectomy without having the inconveniences caused by removing a large part of the stomach (gastrectomy). The B-Clamp™ can be removed if medically required, leaving a clean and normal stomach.
The B-Clamp™ is specially designed for younger patients struggling with as little as 20 pounds of excess weight.
The B-Clamp™ fills a gap in the medical field for necessary weight loss that could not be justified with more invasive bariatric procedures.
Without a doubt, the B-Clamp™ is another important modern medical achievement in the fight against one of the most life-threatening diseases: obesity.