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EnteroMedics product to be featured on ‘The Doctors’

March 13, 2017

EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that its vBloc®Neurometabolic Therapy for the treatment of obesity will be featured on the March 14 episode of the Emmy Award-winning syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors. Frank Chae, MD, FACS, Chief Surgeon and Head of the Bariatric Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Colorado and Cindy Hudak, one of his patients who received vBloc Therapy will discuss the benefits of vBloc Therapy and Cindy’s personal story of battling obesity. The Doctors, on air since 2008, offers the most timely, topical and practical health, wellness and lifestyle information on daytime television. To find a station where The Doctors airs, please visit

The Doctors is a well-respected television show many people watch in order to learn about different medical conditions, including obesity, and the latest innovative treatments available to them,” said Dan Gladney, EnteroMedics President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “We are thrilled The Doctors has decided to feature vBloc Therapy and hope patients who see the segment and are appropriate for its use will take action and contact their doctor to learn more about its benefits. I also want to applaud vBloc patient Cindy Hudak for her great success to date and thank her for sharing her story.”

vBloc Therapy is approved for use in helping with weight loss in people aged 18 years and older who are obese, with a BMI of 40 to 45 kg/m2, or a BMI of 35 to 39.9 kg/m2 with a related health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels or obstructive sleep apnea who have had a poor response to trying to lose weight under supervision in the last 5 years.


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