I have just heard about a new less-invasive bariatric surgical option that is available to help patients lose weight. The new surgery, launched this summer, enables surgeons to use new instruments to suture folds in the stomach, reducing its capacity. The POSE procedure (for Primary Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal) claims to have reduced risks since the surgeon performs the procedure entirely through the mouth without making any external incisions into the body.
How does it work? Well the surgeon uses specialised tools to gather tissue in the stomach into multiple folds and then stitches them. These folds reduce the amount of food your stomach can hold so you feel full faster during meals and eat less.
This very new type of surgery (only available privately) has important advantages, including less risk than traditional or laparoscopic surgery, minimal post-op pain, fast recovery and no scarring. Elemental Healthcare Ltd says ‘a Friday surgery could mean you are back at work on the Monday morning.’
It is available for private patients with a BMI of 30-40. More details can be found on www.endobesity.co.uk