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First US bariatric embolization procedure performed

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The first US bariatric embolization was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology, according to a press release from the institution.

The procedure is minimally invasive. A catheter is placed into the patient’s groin or wrist and guided to the left gastric artery, blood flow to the branches of the artery is then blocked by particles smaller than a grain of sand. To date, this is the first catheter procedure used to treat obesity, according to the release.

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