Gastric Artery Embolization: A new frontier for weight loss

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Oct 1, 2017 2:08:56 PM

Obesity leads to many comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, and stroke and it has become a worldwide epidemic. Many Americans don’t get enough physical activity and most end up on a perpetual cycle of weight loss and weight gain. Losing weight and keeping it off requires a dauntless effort. Every day we’re confronted with unhealthy food choices, like brownies and donuts at the office that, can derail a healthy diet.

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Bariatric Arterial Embolization - Candidate Process

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Nov 24, 2016 12:49:00 PM

All medical procedures should be thoroughly researched by patients and discussed with expert physicians. The Nanoblock Procedure for bariatric arterial emoblization is no different.  In this article we break the process down into three segments to for our patients:

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Gastric Artery Embolization - Study Participation

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Sep 16, 2016 4:24:04 PM

Wondering where you can participate in a Gastric Artery Embolization Study?  There are only a few studies FDA supervised being conducted in the United States at this time.  You may have ended up on this website as our physicians completed the very first Gastric Artery Embolization in an FDA supervised study in November 2014, called the GET LEAN Study in Dayton Ohio.

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Bariatric Gastric Artery Embolization - How Will I Feel?

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Aug 31, 2016 4:09:25 PM

Getting a Bariatric Gastric Artery Embolization procedure is a big decision that should be made in discussion with an expert physician in the field.  Patient selection is limited based upon the eligibility criteria, not all patients are good candidates for the Nanoblock Procedure.  In the future Bariatric Gastric Artery Embolization will likely be able to be offered to a larger patient base after more studies have been completed.

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Am I A Bariatric Artery Embolization Candidate?

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Aug 22, 2016 11:33:53 AM

TheNANOBLOCK Procedure is a Bariatric Artery Embolization that suppresses the appetite.  This is accomplished by blocking the body's production of the hunger hormone known as Ghrelin. As appetite suppression is the goal, the procedure is most effective on patients that believe appetite is a leading cause of their weight gain

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Bariatric Embolization - What is Embolization?

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Aug 15, 2016 2:54:52 PM

Embolization is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as: 

  1. the process by which or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus), pulmonary embolization or embolization of a thrombus.
  2. an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels

This second definition is what we mean when we are talking about bariatric embolization.  This kind of embolization  is a highly effective method to control bleeds in emergency settings, and less invasive then open surgeries. Therefore, embolization procedures result in fewer complications and a brief hospital stay. 

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Topics: Bariatric Embolization

Searching for Motivation to Lose Weight?

Posted by Nanoblock Procedure Team on Jul 8, 2016 9:42:40 AM

Are you frustrated with your slow metabolism? Does food seem to go straight to problem areas? Figuring out which food item is healthy and what’s the right portion can be tricky.  Small things can sometimes do wonders.  Try out these motivation to lose weight helpers:

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Topics: Motivation to Lose Weight



The NANOBLOCK Procedure is a new, minimally invasive treatment that has lead to sustained weight loss in two studies. Our physicians are leading experts in bariatric embolization and may be able to offer you this procedure at our outpatient clinic.

  • Minimally Invasive
  • Safe Procedure
  • Quick Recovery

Contact us to find out if you are a candidate.


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