Controlled food flow in a patient

  • US 20010011543A1
  • Filed: 01/04/2001
  • Published: 08/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/1999
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for controlling the food flow through the stomach or esophagus of a patient, the apparatus comprising:

  • an implanted adjustable restriction device engaging the patient'"'"'s stomach or esophagus to form a restricted stoma opening in the stomach or esophagus, an implanted adjustment device for adjusting said restriction device to change the size of the stoma opening, an implanted sensor for sensing at least one physical parameter associated with the patient, and a control device which controls said adjustment device to adjust said restriction device to change the size of the stoma opening in response to said sensor sensing a change in said physical parameter.

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