No thumbs down from me, I like others opinions. I still say ETRM is in uncharted waters being it's a totally new approach to fighting obesity. This still a learning process for them as well, and to date other than IR, and short term funding issues I think they are doing a decent job.
I just went to see if she had posted anything this morning, and low and behold she has removed some of the info. I really hope no one was trying to contact her.
I tell ya what it is imo. They are not ready to tell us how many surgeries to date there have been. All I want to know is if today's is the first one or not. I find it hard to believe it is with all the training going on.
Yes this was nice to see. I like their approach not to over promise. I have been that route many times and it never ends well. I am not happy though that there will be no call with a Q/A session. Almost leads me to believe there's more news coming.
" This company can provide forward guidance but will not."
The guidance is in the details. More surgeons, centers, ramp up in production of devices. We need to remember we are in a whole new area in the fight against obesity. The pps will take care of itself. Yeah it's shockingly low in my opinion on speculation alone. But until they prove the device is well accepted and works, it's going to be a tough grind it looks like. The good news is it's being well accepted by surgeons/centers even crushing their own estimates to date! This is one of those stocks that can go parabolic very quickly imo! Good Luck!!
The Company announced today that 15 additional centers have been certified and 21 additional surgeons have been trained, bringing the total number of centers to 30 and surgeons to 40.
No Q & A? BS
Like someone said earlier "analyst are a sleep on this one"
Straight from the horses mouth
""The strong reception of vBloc Therapy by patients, centers and physicians!"
nothing surprises me anymore with IR. They usually give at least a weeks notice, so I didn't really believe it when i first seen it posted. But hey maybe there's more to it. Looking for some news ah!
Well they sprung that up on us. I almost don't believe it considering we usually get some kind of announcement before hand. I sure hope it's not another website blunder.
But if it is tomorrow, something tells me we get some kind of filing AH. I don't know what it might be, but with non-disclosure their ducks don't seem to be aligned with Q call.
Those are questions we would all like to know, and they will have no choice but to let us know very soon. I truly suspect there is someone waiting/watching to see how this launch goes. Good Luck!!
I don't think so. Someone just posted another link on this. I have always thought that if they cover Lband they will cover this as well. I am somewhat surprised at the amount of weight she wants to lose with our device. Seems like the more extensive surgery is what she might need. But like she said "she had a brother who had a horrible experience with another procedure" This will be another reason for insures to cover being it will cost much, much less in the long run. You did notice it's outpatient? Insures will love that. Report for surgery in the morning be home for lunch!
Nice find! I think if they cover Lband there will be no hesitation to cover Vbloc. Less invasive with similar results. And we all know if the safest option to date!
We know it's going be self pay for now. This just confirms those patients are out there until insures get on-board which will happen soon enough imo.
Sounds like there are others." seeing how some of the others who've already had this procedure (on this forum), I've decided to go for it!"
My name is blank and I am 33 yrs old.
I have struggled with weight as long as I can remember. Two years ago, my brother underwent gastric bypass surgery but ran into many complications. Last summer, my GP told me about a new technology he had heard about called VBLOC (Maestro) - which was kinda like a pacemaker for my stomach. He said that it hadn't been approved yet but he told me that is would take less than an hour to implant and was much less invasive than the other type of surgeries.
Well, at the beginning of this year, I found out that it had been approved and I called around to see how I could have this done.
Warning,it is kinda expensive 15K + but seeing how some of the others who've already had this procedure (on this forum), I've decided to go for it!!
My doctor is a very experienced bariatric doc so I hope things go well.
Stay tuned! More to come!
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't recognize the name off the top of my head.
No biggie as I'm sure there are more, but this just proves they have started! I would post the link, but don't want anyone to bother her. Also interesting is her Doctor is one I don't remember seeing before.
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Starting Weight: 283
Goal Weight: 180 lbs Weight
Surgery Type: VBLOC Vagal Blocking Therapy Surgery
Surgery Date: Apr 30, 2015
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered