The alfapump® System

The alfapump system is a fully implantable pump system that collects ascites as it forms and moves it into the bladder, where it is passed naturally from the body through normal urination. The implantation procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthesia in less than one hour.

Once implanted, patient interaction with the alfapump system is minimal. The patient simply charges the alfapump wirelessly through the skin by holding a hand-held charging device over the alfapump. While charging, history of all pump activity is transferred to this charger. This data can be accessed by the physician during follow-up visits and settings can be changed as appropriate.

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