It allows physicians to treat a largely underserved patient population for whom diet and exercise do not work, yet bariatric surgery is not desirable.
The Pose procedure allows you to intervene earlier in a safe and effective way to halt or reverse the progression of weight gain and assist your patients in regaining a healthy lifestyle.
Most patients are discharged within 24 hours, return to normal activity within one to two days and experience a low incidence of pain, nausea or discomfort.
To begin offering the procedure, physicians must first become trained. Training consists of a live lab with a USGI Medical trainer utilizing the Incisionless Operating PlatformTM devices as well as didactic classroom training on the procedure. Physicians will have procedure support until procedural proficiency is achieved.
In order to qualify for training, physician practices must have:
Physicians should be comfortable with diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and have experience in gastroscopy, including intubation and retroflexion.
Practices need to have enough potential patients to climb the learning curve, maintain clinical/operating skills, and develop mastery of the entire patient care process from screening to aftercare.
Practices need to have a multi-disciplinary approach coupled with robust aftercare and lifestyle support for patients. Diligent patient screening and consistent, detailed pre- and post-procedure patient education play a vital role in optimizing outcomes.
** USGI Medical has a CE Mark Indication that states: "The design, development and manufacture of preloaded, synthetic, non-absorbable suture delivery catheters (g-Cath) and single use, surgically invasive, flexible endotherapy grasping forceps (g-Lix) used for approximation of soft tissue in minimally invasive gastroenterology procedures, including use in obesity intervention for BMI 30-40.
Those aspects of design, development and manufacture related to securing and mantaining the sterility of non-surgically invasive, multichannel endotherapy guides (Transport) and non-surgically invasive flexible endotherapy grasping forceps (g-Prox)."
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