Have you seen the Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Liner?

A recent article (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013; 11: 1517-20) reports on the effects of the duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) on improvement in parameters of nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD).  The study enrolled 17 patients who had obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The following link provides more details on this technique (from a 2009 study) and provides a picture (Figure 2) of the 60 cm sleeve that is placed endoscopically:

Radiographic appearance of endoscopic duodenal  – GI Dynamics

These studies indicate that less invasive approaches may develop as alternatives to bariatric surgery.

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