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.