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New Bariatric Surgery, POSE, Introduced on The Doctors

The Doctors introduced a new bariatric surgery method last week. It’s called the Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminal, or P.O.S.E. 

POSE is performed without an incision, making recovery time significantly less. It is designed for patients wanting to lose between 25 to 60 pounds. The procedure, which takes about an hour, is done by inserting a tube through the mouth down to the stomach. Tiny tools then work to permanently fold sections of the stomach until its size is diminished sufficiently; in essence, shrinking the stomach. The device used in the surgery is cleared by the FDA for other tissue approximation procedures, but not yet for weight loss surgery.

The Doctors highlight the story of Gloria who chose the procedure after years of weight gain and useless dieting. She has lost 26 pounds so far, and expects to lose more. As with any weight loss procedure, changing her diet and fitness levels were also necessary.

Also on this episode, the doctors reveal which exercises burn the most calories, whether it’s better to exercise on an empty or full stomach, how your weight could affect your birth control, and the links between stress-induced sleep loss and weight gain.

Also Read:

Diabetes Returns in One-Fifth of Those Cured Through Bariatric Surgery 

How Bariatric Surgery has Become the Band-Aid of Obesity Treatments 

The Weight-Loss Surgery Guide and Diet Program

December 3rd, 2012

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