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What has NICE said?

This procedure is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you, including that some patients do not get any benefit from it. They should also give you written information about possible complications, which can be serious, including the need to have the device taken out. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

Your healthcare team

A healthcare team experienced in managing gastrointestinal motility disorders should decide which patients should be offered this procedure, and should carry out treatment.

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