The B-Clamp™ as an alternative to a surgical gastric sleeve
Without a doubt, the B-Clamp™ represents another important modern medical achievement, specifically for bariatric surgery.
The Gastric Clip or B-Clamp™ is designed for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 29 and above. For patients with higher BMIs, more extensive pre-surgical check-ups may be required before being approved for the procedure.
Because of its vertical placement around the stomach, the B-Clamp™ is an ideal alternative for those who want the surgical gastric sleeve but are susceptible to acid reflux and GERD.
- The clip’s specific design results in lower intra-gastric pressure, reducing the risk of postoperative acid reflux.
- The digestive anatomy remains intact while the stomach becomes fuller faster, allowing less food to be consumed and absorbed into the body.
How does the stomach-clip (B-Clamp™) work?
The surgeon carefully places the B-Clamp™ around the stomach to close off a large part of the stomach and measures the size of the remaining stomach’s capacity using a calibration tube. The gastric clip is then sutured to the gastric wall to prevent it from sliding and maintain the restricted stomach capacity.
The stomach is segmented into two parts: one with food restriction and one excluded part, allowing natural gastric fluids to pass. The stomach restriction helps to have less food entering the stomach. You feel full much faster and lose weight effectively.
The B-Clamp™’s special design exerts less pressure on the stomach in its lower part. This “low-pressure zone” prevents food from passing into the “excluded” part; however, the excluded part allows fluids to pass and hence prevents acid reflux.
The surgeon generally says:
“Helping you in your weight loss journey is my joy”
The B-Clamp™ is a medical device in the shape of a clip that is placed around the stomach in a vertical fashion. This creates a narrow vertical section isolating the remainder of the stomach. The B-Clamp™ is kept in place with a few sutures. There is no cutting, stapling or removal of any part of the stomach. Because of the way it's designed there are no leaks and there is minimal reflux associated with this clip.
This new small vertical stomach reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold:
- Makes the person feel "full" much sooner
- Minimizes food intake
- Helps significantly reduce weight naturally
- Most patients with the B-Clamp® don't feel hunger
Placement of the B-Clamp™
The B-Clamp™ is made of an internal core of titanium which is overcoated with medical grade silicone. The Titanium inner layer adds rigidity while the outer silicone layer provides a smooth and flexible surface for extra comfort. The B-Clamp® is removable and can be placed in an ambulatory center.
- It does not require adjustments to be successful, nor are there any ports required to be placed under the skin.
- It is implanted using minimally invasive surgery that lasts about an hour or less.
- Most patients normally go home the same day of the procedure and can return to work within 3-5 days.
Video with the passage of contract fluid through the stomach divided with B-Clamp™ compartmentalizing the stomach into two parts: the restrictive passage through the new stomach and small passage of fluid through the excluded part.
The B-Clamp™ is a restrictive and reversible procedure
Achieve weight loss with a gastric sleeve with no gastrectomy, no risk of leakage, and no reflux. At the same time, the B-Clamp™ is reversible if it becomes necessary.
The results have shown that it will become the best option for bariatric surgery.
The “low-pressure zone” of the gastric clip prevents food from passing through the “excluded” part and prevents dilation of the new stomach. However, the excluded part allows fluids to pass and prevents acid reflux due its low-pressure zone.
- Stomach clip
- Passage of fluid through the “restrictive” part
- Excluded part of the stomach