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.
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
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.
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.FIND 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:
To see if the Pose procedure is available in your area and to learn more, find a physician.FIND A TRAINED PHYSICIAN
** 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.
* Results and patient experience may vary. Travel and accommodations for the video shoot provided by USGI Medical.