Do I qualify?
Revita may not be suitable for everyone with T2D. Certain criteria are used to determine if Revita could be a treatment option for you. A doctor who is familiar with Revita will assess whether you meet these criteria, based on the approved uses of the treatment. The first step in determining if you qualify is filling out the questionnaire.
Seek Care Coordinator SupportIf you qualify, a care coordinator will contact you to get further
information and answer any questions.
Obtain Doctor Referral
The care coordinator can connect you with a doctor who is knowledgeable about Revita and can further evaluate whether you qualify for this treatment.
To prepare for your first appointment, please remember to:
- Bring your latest blood test results if you have them. If you do not have them, your doctor will order a blood test if you qualify for the Revita procedure.
- Inform your doctor about any prescription medications you are currently taking.
- Write down any questions you have about the Revita procedure to discuss with your doctor.
After the consultation, your doctor may provide you with further instructions, which could include a referral to a hospital where the Revita procedure is regularly performed. The Revita procedure is only available in specific hospitals in Germany.
Get Revita Procedure
If referred by your doctor, you will be scheduled for a Revita procedure which will be performed in the hospital by a gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the digestive system.
During the Procedure:
- As you will receive anesthesia, you will sleep deeply and comfortably throughout the Revita procedure and will be carefully monitored by your doctor and treatment team.
- A flexible tube with a light source and a small camera, called an endoscope, and a medical instrument called the Revita catheter are inserted through the mouth into the duodenum.
- The Revita catheter uses heat to remove the dysfunctional duodenal lining so your body can regrow a new healthy lining, helping you better control your blood sugar.
- The endoscope and Revita catheter are both removed upon procedure completion and before you wake up from anesthesia.
You can find detailed information in the Revita procedure video.
After the Procedure
You can go home after one or two nights in the hospital and resume your normal activities.
You will be given a special 14-day diet that will support the regrowth of the lining of your duodenum. You will receive appropriate information from your doctor regarding the diet and, if you wish, you will be supported by the Care Coordinator.
Your doctor will monitor your blood sugar-lowering medications and adjust them as needed.