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.
** In the United States, USGI Medical’s devices have been cleared by the FDA for approximation of soft tissue in minimally invasive gastroenterology procedures. The use of USGI’s devices to treat obesity (including the POSE procedure) is currently under FDA Investigation. USGI Medical also has a CE Mark Indication for the use of its devices to treat obesity in those patients with a BMI of 30-40.
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