POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminal)
For those people who want to lose weight without undergoing a surgery that involves incisions, the POSE procedure is the best option. POSE is a clinical procedure that restricts eating and reduces hunger, so that the person lose excessive weight. In this, the size and capacity of the stomach are minimized by folding and anchoring the stomach tissue. This limited size and capacity of the stomach help in hampering food intake and also in diminishing hunger cravings.
The POSE weight loss surgery is performed endoscopically through the mouth and inside the stomach using stitches , instead of cutting the abdomen. Using special instruments, folds are created in the stomach wall so that the capacity of the stomach is minimized. Therefore, the patient feels full for long even after eating a small portion.
Unlike other weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy that requires cutting, removing or rerouting of either the stomach or intestines or need placing a medical implant into the body or need timely adjustments, the POSE procedure does not involve any of these. This is why after undergoing this weight loss procedure, the patient can expect a quick recovery, no or less discomfort and pain, and of course no scars.
POSE is an outpatient procedure that generally requires a time span of an hour. Most of the patients that undergo this weight loss surgery return to their everyday routine very quickly. However, the recovery period depends quite upon the individual. A majority of the patients leave the clinic on the same day of the surgery. While those who have traveled for undergoing the POSE procedure can travel back home the next day after the surgery.
Benefits of POSE
• It does not require any external cut or incisions and therefore produces no scars on the abdomen.
• It is safe, effective and can be performed quickly within 1 hour on an outpatient basis.
• Usually, the recovery time is fast and the patient can resume working within 2-3 days.
• It has minimum risks compared to open or laparoscopic surgery.
Here is a video that explains the procedure in brief: