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Fully Implantable Miniature Neurostimulator for Gastrointestinal Nerve and/or Muscle Stimulation as a Therapy for Gastrointestinal Motility and Sphincteric Disorders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030566D
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-17

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Abstract

A small implantable stimulator(s) having at least two electrodes is small enough to be implanted adjacent to a gastrointestinal nerve and/or muscle for the stimulation treatment of gastrointestinal motility and/or sphincteric disorders. The small stimulator provides a means of stimulating a nerve structure(s) and/or muscles when desired, and may be implanted via a minimal surgical procedure.