Industry: Weight loss surgery without an incision
InTailor Surgical has developed a technique for conducting weight loss surgery without an incision, using a simple 20-minute outpatient procedure.
The technology offers an improvement on existing endoscopic gastroplasty methods, which require surgical cutting that can lead to wound complications. InTailor Surgical’s technique uses a biological material graft as a suturing device, therby limiting the amount the patient can eat in a meal. The surgical procedure can be performed through one of the body’s natural orifices, so no incision is needed.
Reducing the complications of weight loss surgery would make the procedure safer, more affordable and less intimidating, all of which would bring the treatment to more patients.