The POSE Method (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminal without any incisions) is a new treatment with the less invasive and the safest surgery procedure in order to deal with obesity. The procedure is endoscopic, without any incisions, and consists of performing a series of folds in the gastric fundus and antrum to reduce stomach capacity and slow down the emptying process.
This option to fight obesity is effective, as it provides a lower infection risk, absence of external scars, faster recovery and better results.
The intervention lasts for about 50 minutes and is performed with general anesthetics, and as it is a simple and low-risk intervention, it is usually carried out in Ambulatory surgery centers.
As there are no incisions or external wounds, the recovery process after the incision-less stomach reduction is quick and not very painful. A diet should be followed during the days after similar to the diet followed after any surgery treating obesity.
This system is specially recommended for patients with a BMI of 27-40.
Any medical treatment has associated risks, depending on the technique chosen. However, in the case of the endoscopic treatments for obesity, the complications are minimal as they are practically limited to the associated risks to the medicines and the methods used in the surgical procedure and the degree of intolerance of the patient in the first few days after the surgery.
The true success of any treatment for obesity is to make the overweight patient embrace and follow changes in his lifestyle and eating habits, and that is why the selection of the medical team is so important.
Any of the options – Balloon-POSE-Apollo- reduce the stomach capacity in a greater or lesser measure, and this enables the patient to adapt to new eating habits. However, as important as the method, or even more, is the work carried out at the same time with our team of doctors and dieticians which will help the patient acquire new eating habits with a supervised weight loss programme, including check-ups in order to “train” the patient in eating healthy (control of eating disorders, anxiety, …) in a privileged location as the coast of Almería and Granada, in Andalucía (South of Spain), two top touristic destinations given their infrastructures and services and their cultural and leisure possibilities, including the landscape together with the good weather, characteristic of this area of Spain.
That is why we provide you with personalised weight-loss treatments.
Our objective is that after a pleasant stay, people with overweight problems can get rid of those extra kilos thanks to the treatment, for our medical team and the environment to help the patients to take the overweight problems seriously and thus achieve a change in eating habits and lifestyle in order to lead a healthier lifestyle, leaving renewed both inside and outside, with less weight and a better quality of life.
During the 3 to 6 months after the procedure followed, the patients undergo monthly check-ups with our endrocrinologist, Dr. Francisco Moreno Baró, who, depending on the evolution of the patient, will adapt the dietetic treatment in each case, in order to maximise results. At the same time, during this period, the patient will undergo periodical control ultrasound scans, body composition analysis in order to assess the general health of the patient and the follow-up of the weight loss.
Weight loss depends on many factors, treatment, and degree of implication and commitment of the patient to our follow-up programmes. However, in general terms and regardless of the technique, in our experience all our patients manage to lose between 50 to 65% of their initial weight.
For better results, it is important to follow an eating habits and lifestyle reeducation programme. Our multidisciplinary team, made up by endrocrinologists, nutritionists, digestologists and psychologists will help you lose the weight you need to lose and will provide you with the necessary tools in order not to gain it again.