Primary Obesity Surgery Endoscopic (POSE), a new type of transoral weight loss surgery
Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | 10:16 PM
POSE is a type of restrictive surgery that reduces the stomach’s capacity through the use of a flexible tube that is inserted into the mouth to reach the stomach. Because POSE is an incision-free procedure, it offers several benefits including reduced risk of infection, shorter recovery periods, and no visible scarring. Though long-term results are not yet available, doctors believe POSE will be an effective surgical options for patients who need to lose between 50 and 100 pounds. “The safety of this compared to any other intervention for weight loss is phenomenal,” said Dr. Michael Thomas, the site investigator for the Louisiana study.
Source: My Big Life