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Old 07-10-2010, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Height:
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Start Weight:
196 lb
Current Weight:
154 lb
Goal Weight:
23 lb
Weight Loss:
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10.502283105 %
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1st July 2011
Goal Date:

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33.2951989619
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29.7984429066
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Has anyone heard of or had the new POSE procedure?

I have been refused a band because of a hernia and oesophagitis. I spoke to my surgeon today and he detected my hesitation in the RNY procedure. As a result he cancelled my operation which had been due on Weds this week. As you can imagine I am devastated.

He has potentially offered me this new POSE procedure at some point in about 4 months...but it is so new over here.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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238 lb
Current Weight:
220 lb
Goal Weight:
276 lb
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18 lb
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33.1906367784
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I googled it and this is what I found.


POSE, Incisionless Weight Loss Surgery

Link: http://www.robertorizzi.com/obesity-surgery.htm
The incisionless Weight Loss Surgery procedure, also known as POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal) allows surgeons to decrease the size of the patient’s stomach without making an incision on the outside of their body.
Incisionless surgery offers several advantages over the traditional open and laparoscopic surgery including reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, and no visible scars. The procedure promises to reduce many of the serious complications often associated with bariatric surgery.
The incisionless procedure is performed using Incisionless Operating Platform (IOP) and a flexible endoscope. Physicians inserted the scope and the IOP through the patient's mouth. They then used the IOP tools to grasp the stomach tissue and deploy suture anchors to create multiple tissue folds in the stomach wall to reduce its size.
If the promise of the incisionless surgical procedure of reduced complications and faster recovery times holds true, incisionless surgery could significantly expand the number of patients who are able to undergo weight loss surgery
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Start Weight:
196 lb
Current Weight:
154 lb
Goal Weight:
23 lb
Weight Loss:
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10.502283105 %
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1st July 2011
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Thanks John. Its surprisng how much info is on the net regarding this virtually brand new procedure...what I'm struggling to find is any information from people who have had it done! I'd really like to know how they are coping with it and if they are getting the results they wanted. I'm really concerned & have huge reservations over RnY!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At your weight, Rach, unless you have serious co-morbidities, RNY is probably a bit drastic for you. Kind of like swatting a fly with a Buick!!

Do your research and trust your doctor. He's probably been involved in more bariatric procedures than you have!

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Old 07-10-2010, 07:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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175 lb
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176 lb
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I've read a bit on this but it reads to me to basically be a 'new version of an old procedure' which is only making the stomach smaller? With NO bypass. Weren't those called VGBs? Or something like that.
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It's not VGB because VGB involves a band, but this doesn't.
It sounds like what's been called single orifice surgery in some circles, and has been experimentally done for the past few years. Basoically, the stomach is stapled though the endoscope to make it smaller. Honestly, I think it's too early yet to really tell how the results will turn out, especially long term. Also, since it makes the stomach smaller by stapleing many folds into it, the area that produces stomach acid is still intact, so I'm not sure how well it will work for GERD. You'll have to ask your surgeon for data on that, too.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had no co-morbidities but had a BMI of 49 when I started. RNY is a tough procedure your surgeon knows best. He wants you to be ready. I have never heard of POSE but Europe always seems to up the up & coming new procedures. Ask your surgeon if he would be willing for you to beable to speak to those of his patients that have been through the procedure.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Start Weight:
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Current Weight:
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Goal Weight:
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Weight Loss:
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Thank you all. From the research I have managed to do I have seen that about 50 people have had it in the US but this is so new here only a handful of people are having it done.

Because there really is no data on this type of surgery I am concerned about spending so much money (6000) on something which may not work...but that is me looking at the negatives....it could be the best 6000 I have ever spent !
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i never heard of this procedure til today i wish you the best on your decision god bless
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi,
I was one of the first to have it in the UK with (the excellent) Mr James Byrne at spire southampton.
I have just had my first month weigh in since starting my pre op diet and have lost 21lbs in a month.
I had no pain or discomfort apart from a dry mouth and mild sore throat when i first woke up. The care i received at spire soton was excellent and the aftercare is very good.
if there is anything i can help anyone with please just ask and i will do my best to answer or find out for you.
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