What is gastric stimulator?

Category: Equipment

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A gastric stimulator or gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is a medical device implanted in the right side of the abdomen, it's purpose is to send mild electrical pulses to the stomach to help decrease nausea and vomiting.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 1 4
Gastroparesis 1 4
Nausea 1 4
Vomiting 1 4

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with gastric stimulator

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using gastric stimulator

Dosage Patients
24 hr daily 1

Duration

Currently using gastric stimulator

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for gastric stimulator.