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The Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA) Study

What is it? 

The TOGA procedure is an incision-free treatment using a set of flexible staplers introduced into the mouth and esophagus to create a sleeve in the stomach (transoral formation of a gastric sleeve). The TOGA sleeve limits the amount of food that can be eaten and gives the patient a feeling of fullness after a small meal.

What hospitals are participating in this study?

The University of Massachusetts and UMassMemorial Medical Center is one of 8 hospitals conducting clinical trials.  

Where can I find more information?

This study is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). More information can be found on their website.