The Adjustable Totally Implantable Intra Gastric Prosthesis (ATIIP) endogAst® is a new mini-invasive technique for the treatment of morbid obesity.
The aim of the ATIIP endogAst® is to induce an early satiety interfering with the satiety control process of the corpus-fundus area of the stomach (gastric accommodation and neuro-hormonal mechanisms) and consequently to induce the reduction of meal introduction and weight loss. The ATIIP endogAst® is conducted using a surgical and endoscopic procedure. The permanent presence of an air inflated prosthesis inside the gastric corpus-fundus and the fixation to the abdominal wall are the two main principles of the technique. The prosthesis is connected to a subcutaneous totally implanted system.
The catheters are perforated on 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 cm depending upon the choosen reference. The perforations layout of these holes is designed to obtain an optimal and regular diffusion throughout the subcutaneous tissues. The distal end is blocked by a titanium round end (ORX). The length of the catheter can be adjusted on request of the user. A luer-lock adaptor allows the connection on the line of perfusion.