The TOGA System, an endoscopic weight loss procedure for obesity, has been named one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2011 by a panel of physicians and scientists at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2010 Medical Innovations Summit. This designation is awarded to up-and-coming technologies that will have “significant clinical impact and offer significant patients benefit in comparison to current practices.”
According to the Cleveland Clinic statement, “Transoral Gastroplasty, or TOGA, represents a significant improvement in minimally-invasive bariatric surgery. It is a new weight loss option for obese patients who want to improve their health without undergoing major surgery.”
The TOGA System was also chosen by Philip Schauer, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, as one of the Top 5 anti-obesity medical devices that was discussed by a panel that focused on innovative obesity-fighting medical devices that have yet to hit the market.