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About EnterraTM Therapy

Discover a different kind of treatment 

If you’re like many people living with gastroparesis, you’ve tried a number of treatment options—from diet modifications to medications and beyond—and still struggle to find relief. That’s why we developed Enterra® Therapy. 

The Enterra Therapy difference

The Enterra System is the first and only device specifically indicated to relieve the nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis by gently stimulating your stomach — a unique therapy called gastric electrical stimulation (GES).

Unlike other surgical treatment options, Enterra Therapy is:


The Enterra neurostimulator is placed just beneath the skin, usually in the lower abdominal region 


Your doctor will non-invasively adjust your system to help find the level of stimulation that’s right for you


If Enterra Therapy isn’t right for you, your doctor can turn off or remove your system 

Watch a 3 minute video explaining gastroparesis and Enterra Therapy

How does Enterra Therapy work? 

The Enterra System is made up of three parts: 

A small neurostimulator that’s implanted under the skin

Two wires, called “leads,” that connect the neurostimulator to the stomach’s muscles 

A handheld, external programming device

Once it’s implanted, the neurostimulator sends mild electrical pulses through the leads to gently stimulate the smooth muscles of the lower stomach. These pulses are designed to help control the chronic nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis*. 

Using the programming device, your doctor will adjust the neurostimulator to help ensure you receive the level of stimulation that’s right for you. Adjusting your Enterra System’s level of stimulation is non-invasive and does not require surgery. 

If you choose, you can ask your doctor to turn off your Enterra System, which does not require any additional procedures, or choose to have your system surgically removed. 

For more information regarding the risks and side effects associated with receiving an Enterra System, visit the Benefits and Risks page. 

The information provided on this site is for general educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for your individual situation. 

Disclaimer: This page may include information about products that may not be available in your region or country. Please consult the approved indications for use. Content on specific Enterra Medical products is not intended for users in markets that do not have authorization for use.

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The Enterra® Therapy System for gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is indicated for the treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis. This system has not been evaluated for pregnant women, for use in patients under the age of 18, or patients over the age of 70. Patients should always discuss potential risks and benefits with their clinician.