POSE stands for Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal. The POSE procedure is endoscopic - similar to the bypass revision procedure. It is designed for patients who have not previously undergone bariatric surgery.
In the POSE procedure, the stomach is folded in on itself, similar to gastric plication. However, POSE is performed using long, slim instruments inserted through the mouth. This endoscopic procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no scars. Like patients who have the gastric plication procedure, the stomach fold reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold, making them eat less and feel full sooner.
- Have been obese (BMI of 27-35 or more) for several years
- Serious nonsurgical weight-loss attempts have proved unsuccessful
- Willingness to make significant lifestyle changes
- No intestinal rerouting
- No implanted device is left in the body
- May be reversible
- Minimal post-operative pain
This is an investigational procedure and is not covered by insurance at this time. Talk to the experts at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute for more information by calling 858-657-8860.