Published online Dec 28, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i48.6880
Peer-review started: September 24, 2019
First decision: December 5, 2019
Revised: December 13, 2019
Accepted: December 21, 2019
Article in press: December 22, 2019
Published online: December 28, 2019
Core tip: Gastric Electrical Stimulation is an effective, safe and feasible therapy for pediatric patients with symptoms of intractable nausea and vomiting due to medically refractive gastroparesis. It works through the use of microelectrodes to deliver high-frequency low energy electric stimulation to the pacemaker area of the stomach. Even though the mechanism is not completely understood, it provides a “bridge” before radical surgical options and can potentially lead to an improved quality of life by helping in weaning off medications and reducing hospitalizations.