Fund gastric stimulation and research into gastroparesis
NHS England don't fund the quality of life operation so many patients need. There is no cure minimal research and funding into a rare chronic illness to give the quality of life every person deserves Many patients with this condition have to crowdfund the £17000 operation with only 2 UK specialists
The procedure is carried out with the patient under a general anaesthetic. A stimulating device (similar to heart pacemaker) is put into a small pocket made under the skin of the abdomen. When the stimulating device is turned on, it sends electrical impulses to the stomach muscles that help them to work more normally. The amount of stimulation can be adjusted to suit the patient. Patients may need to go back to hospital after the procedure to adjust the device. https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/IPG489.
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