The Pose® Procedure**

It is the only longer-term, incisionless, hunger control procedure that works with your body to help you lose weight and keep it off by feeling satisfied with smaller portions.


there is a less invasive and longer-term weight-loss option that helps to keep hunger cravings at bay and prolongs a sense of fullness between meals.

A Smart Way to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry

The Pose® procedure is performed endoscopically, meaning it is done with specialized instruments that are passed through the esophagus and into the stomach. The procedure is incisionless and takes less than an hour to complete. No cuts are made in the abdomen and there is little downtime.

The physician makes folds in the stomach, similar to taking in a pair of pants, in the upper and lower parts of the stomach. The upper folds target the part of the stomach that expands when you eat, helping you eat less.

This upper part of the stomach is also known to release hunger signals. The folds help to block or reduce these signals, curbing your cravings. The lower folds slow the emptying of food out of the stomach to help you stay full for longer periods of time.

Together, this helps people eat less and lose weight—without being hungry all the time.

Learn How the Pose Procedure Works

Clinically Proven Results

Patients experienced four times greater weight loss compared to people following a diet and exercise program alone.1

On average, patients lost over 45% of their excess body weight after 12 months.2

They also achieved a significant improvement in hunger, cravings and quality of life scores, compared to those following a diet and exercise program alone.1

How the Pose Procedure Works

The Pose® procedure is designed to help you through the difficult beginning stages of weight loss and empower you to change your life.

Getting Started

If you are 20 pounds or more overweight and ready to make a commitment to lose weight and keep it off the smart way, the next step is to speak to a trained physician.


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For the first five weeks after the procedure, you will follow a special diet so your stomach can heal. Afterwards, you should be able to eat and drink a normal, healthy and sensible diet without any specific food restrictions. You can continue to eat socially with friends and family during meals, eating the same foods and enjoying one another's company.

The procedure is not invasive and takes less than one hour. You should be able to leave the hospital the same day. Most people can resume normal activities within a few days. And, since there are no outward signs of a procedure, no one will know that you had one (unless you tell them!). Ask a trained physician about the risks of the procedure, the typical recovery and what to expect after the procedure.

Typically, the most common discomfort reported is a sore throat from the endoscope being placed down the throat. This goes away within a few days. Short-term stomach pain has also been reported in some patients. Generally, this pain is mild and goes away in a day or two with over-the-counter medications. As with any procedure, there are risks and no two patients are the same. For a complete review of the potential side effects and risks of the Pose procedure, speak with your doctor before you decide.

Yes! You can look forward to the Pose Partnership® program. For 12 months, you will work with a team of knowledgeable and caring healthcare professionals to plan meals and support you in making the positive lifestyle changes that can help you achieve your long-term goals.

First, recognize that the Pose procedure is a tool to help you. It helps you to feel full with smaller meals. It also can help reduce your hunger cravings. Together, these changes can assist you in losing weight.

To be successful in your weight-loss efforts, do these four things:

  • Make a long-term commitment to your goal.
  • Pay attention to your body. Learn to recognize and react to natural signals of hunger and fullness. Take more time between meals by waiting until you feel hungry before you eat.
  • Take full advantage of the Pose Partnership® program after the procedure. The nutritional counselors and professionals are there for you!
  • Be sure to attend all follow-up appointments with your support team.

Interested in the Pose® Procedure?

To see if the Pose procedure is available in your area and to learn more, find a physician.


** 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)."

*       Results and patient experience may vary. Travel and accommodations for the video shoot provided by USGI Medical.

  • 12 Month Randomized Sham Controlled Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Targeted Use of Endoscopic Suture Anchors for Primary Obesity: The ESSENTIAL Study. Sullivan, Shelby et al. Gastroenterology, Volume 150, Issue 4, S25 - S26.
  • Gontrand López-Nava, M.D., Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño, M.D., Ph.D., Amaya Jimenez, M.D., Teresa de Grado, M.D., Juan Pedro Fernandez-Corbelle, M.D. The Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure: one-year patient weight loss and safety outcomes. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. July-August, 2015 Volume 11, Issue 4, 861-865.