Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gastroparesis Nerve Stimulator

A gastric neurostimulator, similar to a pacemaker, has been developed to assist people with gastroparesis. The pacemaker is a battery-operated, electronic device that is surgically implanted. It emits mild electrical pulses that stimulate stomach contractions.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Gastroparesis References
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