Endoscopic treatment of obesity is a safe alternative minimally invasive, and with good results for patients with obesity, based on the ability to modify and gastric anatomy. Some of the main endoscopic techniques (through the mouth) specialists who recommend Digestive System for the treatment of obesity are the intragastric balloon, vertical gastroplasty (Apollo method), the Endobarrier or POSE method.
The POSE method involves performing a series of gastric folds, generally in the area of the fundus and antrum, which are sutured or "plican" to remain durably. The aim of these folds to reduce stomach volume by approximately 25-30%, limit their compliance (and therefore limit their ability) and act on satiety hormones. Accordingly, by this technique patients feel early satiety, achieving average loss of 45-50% of excess weight a year.
The system is designed to remain in the stomach for life without posing any risk to the patient. In the hands of experts in bariatric endoscopy is a safe, often outpatient technique and that usually does not exceed 45 minutes.
Recovering from the POSE method
The most common symptoms after surgery are isolated nausea, vomiting and some sporadic stomach pain during the first 3 or 4 days. After overcoming this period, the intervention tolerance is good and no discomfort is present, a completely safe technique being considered.
POSE method results
To optimize the results of weight loss, the patient must make an individualized, multidisciplinary monitoring, advised by a specialist in nutrition and dietetics to facilitate the modification of food, changes habits in lifestyle and physical exercise, which will It helps you lead a healthier life and achieve your desired weight loss goals.
POSE method results shed, a year, an average weight loss of about 20kg. (45-50% loss of excess weight), although this is variable depending on each patient. Weight loss often depends on the Body Mass Index (BMI) Initial, the degree of motivation to change toward healthy habits and monitoring and compliance with the guidelines established by the services of Dietetics and Psychology.