About POSE Weight Loss Surgery
POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal) is an endoscopic incisionless procedure designed to reduce the patient’s stomach size, and diminish the associated hunger cravings. This unique, minimally invasive surgical treatment may be ideal for individuals who struggle to benefit from other weight loss options.
Our progressive team of professionals at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana stands at the forefront of this new bariatric technology, which is currently offered in only a handful of clinics worldwide. As the most experienced POSE specialists in the world, our surgeons apply their skills, extensive knowledge and advanced equipment to provide outstanding results to patients from all over the nation.
Benefits of POSE
- Less invasive
- No external incisions
- Shorter recovery time
- Safer procedure with fewer complications
- Less post-operative pain
- Leaves no visible scars
- Reduces hunger drive
- Brings long-lasting weight loss results
The enthusiastic reports of POSE patients include speedy recovery time, immediate hunger decrease, reduced blood pressure and a steady improvement in healthier food choices and overall well-being. With such an attractive set of benefits, POSE is becoming an extremely popular weight-loss treatment option.
POSE is primarily designed for those who are 20-70 pounds overweight, which accounts for about 35% of all adult Americans (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics). Until now, there have been very few long-term solutions available for this considerable segment of the population, and none that achieve results so quickly. For individuals 15 to 20 pounds overweight, wellness & nutritional programs such as MyWeight, have had remarkable results. For those who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more, bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or LAP-BAND® are generally recommended.
These factors have historically left the “mid-range” 20-70 pound overweight patients wishing for more effective treatment options. POSE has become an answer for many, and now shows the potential to deliver stable weight loss results to these individuals. Patients from different regions of the country come to Louisiana to take advantage of this same-day weight loss solution. To learn more and to see if you are eligible for POSE, schedule your free consultation in our Louisiana weight loss office.
How It Works
Initial Consultation and Preparation
During the evaluation stage our qualified staff at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana will discuss your weight loss concerns and objectives and study your medical history. If POSE is right for you, you will be called to schedule the date of your procedure, and then will receive all the necessary instructions to prepare for POSE. To find out if you can benefit from POSE, schedule your one-on-one appointment with our experienced specialists in Louisiana.
Our specially trained surgeons at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana employ the state-of-the art equipment to perform the advanced POSE procedure. It involves the use of a flexible, steerable tube that is divided into four separate channels, one of which is equipped with a miniature video camera that allows the surgeon to see the operative site. Other channels are used to insert special surgical tools, such as tissue anchors and instruments that help to secure the stomach tissue and to place the anchors.
The POSE Procedure
POSE is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, which usually takes about an hour. During the procedure, a tube is introduced into the patient’s mouth through the esophagus and is then situated in the spongy part of the stomach that stretches out to accommodate large meals. This portion of the stomach is also responsible for the secretion of powerful hunger hormones that can lead to overeating. After the tube is positioned it is turned and securely locked in a desirable position. The surgical instruments are threaded down small channels inside the tube into the stomach. These tiny instruments are used to clasp and maneuver small portions of stomach tissue, creating small folds. Using an anchor, the folds are then sutured to hold them in place. This process is repeated in strategic locations until the stomach volume is decreased sufficiently, and the desired effect is achieved.
The majority of our POSE patients are able to leave the hospital the same day that the procedure is performed. Those who have traveled from out of town for surgery can generally fly home the next afternoon.
POSE in the News
The remarkable results of the POSE procedure have repeatedly attracted public attention and been featured in various media sources. Watch what WWL TV Eyewitness News describes as they report on the POSE procedure performed by the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, who are world renowned for their experience and results with this procedure. See patients who have experienced the life-changing benefits from choosing POSE.
The innovative POSE procedure is currently pending financial approval of insurance providers. Patients interested in paying out-of-pocket are welcome to take advantage of our attractive cash pay rates. Our friendly staff will be glad to answer your questions.
For those interested individuals, various financing options are available from some national lenders. Our Patient Advocates will be happy to provide you with the contact information for such lenders.
Our energetic team of Patient Advocates specializes in assistance with bariatric surgery financing and offers payment plans through ChaseHealthAdvance, where qualifying patients can apply for low interest, no down payment loans that are specifically designed for medical procedures. Do not hesitate to contact us with your financing questions. We are here to help you make your POSE weight loss success a reality!dec