The Surgical Procedure

The Diamond System is a new surgical treatment for Type 2 Diabetes. The DIAMOND System IPG and electrodes are implanted in a minimally-invasive (laparoscopic) surgical procedure under general anesthesia.

Laparoscopic surgery is a widely used surgical technique used for various procedures such as Cholecystectomy.

The laparoscopic surgical approach allows for a rapid recovery with minimal discomfort. Diabetic patients implanted with the DIAMOND System are typically able to start eating a few hours after surgery. Hospital stay is usually 1 to 2 days.

Unlike bariatric surgery techniques, the DIAMOND System surgical treatment for diabetes does not alter the natural anatomy of the stomach and does not interfere with the body’s normal digestion processes.

The DIAMOND System implantation procedure is also reversible: the device and the electrodes can be turned off or removed at any time.

Adverse effects from the laparoscopic surgical procedure to date are similar to other minor laparoscopic procedures and mostly resolve without any intervention within two weeks.