This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition obesity
Treatments toga, control
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Satiety, Inc.
Start date July 2008
End date October 2010
Trial size 275 participants
Trial identifier NCT00661245, S107


The TOGA® trial is a prospective, multi-center, randomized sham-controlled trial designed to determine the safety and effectiveness of the TOGA System for the treatment of morbid obesity. The study will also determine the effect of the treatment on co-morbidities and quality of life.

Subjects will be blinded to treatment or sham. Sham arm may crossover to TOGA treatment at 12 months.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose treatment
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.
Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA®) System for gastric stapling.
(Sham Comparator)
A gastric sleeve is not formed.
The control device (bougie dilator) is a FDA-cleared (Class II) device.

Primary Outcomes

Effectiveness: The proportion of subjects with ≥ 25% EWL (excess weight loss); Safety: Pre-defined objective performance criteria (OPC)
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Improvement in Co-morbidities; Improvements in other Obesity Measures and in Quality of Life Measures
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age 18-60 2. BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 and < 55 kg/m2, or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 with one or more significant co morbidities 3. History of obesity for at least 2.5 years. 4. History of stable weight (defined as a < 10% change in excess weight) for one year prior to the screening visit. 5. History of failure with non-surgical weight loss methods. 6. Suitable candidate for bariatric surgery based on the results of their psychological and physical evaluations. 7. Understands risks of procedure, agrees to follow protocol requirements, including signing informed consent, returning for follow-up visits, completing all required testing, completing diet and behavior modification counseling, committing to prolonged lifestyle changes, and agrees to comply with the substantial dietary restrictions required by the procedure. 8. Subject lives, and intends to remain, within a 100 mile radius of the study center for 5 years. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Hormonal or genetic cause for the obese state. 2. History of cancer other than localized basal cell carcinoma. 3. History of inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, severe intractable esophagitis, gastric ulceration, or esophageal or duodenal ulceration. 4. Active peptic ulcer disease. 5. Significant known esophageal disease, including Zenker's diverticulum, grade 3-4 reflux esophagitis, stricture, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, esophageal diverticulum, dysphagia, achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm, and symptoms of dysmotility. 6. Myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident within past year. 7. Angina pectoris. 8. Inability to extend neck or fully open mouth. 9. Clinically severe cervical spinal disease, including cervical disc disease, vertebral osteophytes. 10. Critically loose teeth. 11. Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) or patients at risk for developing TMJ. 12. Severe coagulopathy (prothrombin time > 3 seconds over control or platelet count < 100,000) 13. Gastroparesis 14. Upper GI bleeding conditions such as esophageal or gastric varices, portal hypertensive gastropathy, congenital or acquired intestinal telangiectasis. 15. Congenital or acquired anomalies of the GI tract such as atresias or stenoses. 16. Structural abnormalities of the GI tract such as diverticulum. 17. Lesions with increased risk of bleeding. 18. Hiatal hernia ≥ 2cm. 19. Severe cardiopulmonary disease or other serious organic disease, including HIV or cancer. 20. Congestive heart failure. 21. Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic >150 or diastolic > 100). 22. Advanced rheumatoid arthritis. 23. Severe or advanced liver disease (such as cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, portal hypertension, etc.). 24. Chronic pancreatitis. 25. Any contraindication to endoscopy. 26. Severe reflux disease. 27. Currently pregnant or nursing. 28. Potentially childbearing (i.e. not post-menopausal or surgically sterilized) and not willing to use an effective method of contraception for the next 24 months. 29. Alcohol (> 80 gm/day of ethanol) or illicit drug use within the last 3 years. 30. Prior gastric, esophageal, pancreatic or bariatric surgery. 31. Currently on prescription or over the counter diet drugs. 32. Chronic therapy with aspirin, NSAID or anticoagulants. 33. Systemic infection at the time of the procedure. 34. Patient with a known diagnosis or pre-existing symptoms of autoimmune connective tissue disease (i.e., systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma). 35. Thyroid disease which is not controlled with medication 36. Unacceptable medical risk (general health status would preclude surgery should a complication occur). 37. Not ambulatory. 38. Participating in another ongoing clinical trial in which concomitant diagnosis or therapeutic intervention would adversely affect the integrity of the clinical trial.

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2009.
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