POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminol) is a new weight loss surgery that created a buzz at New Orleans. It aims to reduce between 20 and 50 pounds of excess weight. However, there is a failure rate between 15 and 20 percent.
The whole incisionless procedure requires no hospital stay. With only a few surgeons who offer this unique service, it is performed through the mouth.
The objective of the surgery is to make your stomach smaller. This is possible by pinching and suturing the fundus area which is part of the stomach. With reduced stomach space, you can curb your appetite and lose weight. However, you may regain weight. Thus, you should change the way you eat and plan to workout often to maintain your weight after the surgery.