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Duodenal mucosal resurfacing

A treatment for metabolic diseases

Minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to treat abnormalities in the gut that contribute to insulin resistant metabolic diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes

About

Our treatment for the management of insulin resistance and metabolic diseases caused by obesity uses a minimally invasive technique, via an endoscopic procedure, to treat the lining of the duodenum. The procedure causes new cell growth which can reduce the need for prescription medicines and insulin.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    The procedure is carried out under sedation at The London Endoscopy Centre, and is similar to an upper GI endoscopy. A long flexible tube with a balloon catheter is inserted orally towards the duodenum. Duodenal mucosal resurfacing  is then carried out to safely remove the lining to encourage new growth of cells.

    The procedure is viewed on a video screen and monitored via the endoscope throughout.

  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will be able to provide you with exact details on how to prepare for the procedure.

    The procedure is usually carried out in a day case setting. Whilst it is unlikely that you will be required to stay overnight, we would still recommend bringing an overnight bag.

  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your consultant and nursing teams will meet with you to discuss how your procedure went. They will also discuss the next steps, what to do when you get home, and advise you of any side effects that you may experience. You will then be taken through the discharge process, after which you will be able to return home.

    Where possible, we suggest someone accompanies you during your procedure so they can assist your journey home. We generally advise you do not immediately commence physical activity which may compromise your treatment. For example, refrain from driving a vehicle, riding a bicycle or going for a run, and adhere to any dietary requirements as advised by your consultant.

Consultant in theatres

Our Consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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