For many people who have trouble with motility, or moving food through the gastrointestinal tract, the core issue stems from a problem in the muscles of the stomach. This is called gastroparesis.

What is Enterra?

In order to stimulate these muscles and get the food moving, doctors can install the Enterra device, which works like a pacemaker for the stomach. Doctors are able to program Enterra to suit the needs of each patient, and it emits small electrical signals to stimulate the stomach into moving the food through the system. In many patients, this has reduced symptoms such as vomiting and improved their quality of life.