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TransPyloric Shuttle Device

April 25, 2019

The TransPyloric Shuttle Device is an endoscopically placed gastric-occupying device for weight reduction in adult patients with a BMI of 35.0 kg/m2 to 40.0 kg/m2 or a BMI of 30.0 kg/m2 to 34.9 kg/m2 with at least 1 obesity-related comorbidity. The device is comprised of a spherical silicone bulb connected to a smaller cylindrical silicone bulb by a flexible tether; it is delivered to and removed from the stomach using transluminal endoscopic procedures in the outpatient setting.