Placement of Gastric Electrical Stimulator
This chapter describes surgical procedure for the placement of gastric electrical stimulator (temporary and permanent types) as performed by the following approaches: endoscopic, open, and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: abdominal access, lead positioning, and securement.