In today’s beauty breakthrough news, we’re covering the latest weight loss procedure to capture national attention. POSE is a new surgical weight-loss procedure now available to women who are looking to slim down and lose 25 to 70 pounds.
ABC News reports that Dr. Tom Lavin, founder of Surgical Specialists in Louisiana, is the pioneer behind the hot new weight-loss procedure which stands for primary obesity surgery endoluminol.“POSE is for patients who want to lose 25-50, maybe 60 or 70 pounds,” says Lavin. “It’s a much different group of people than we normally approach for bariatric surgery.”
POSE is like the classic bypass operation, but there are no incisions, as everything is done through the mouth using an endoscope. The surgical tools make the stomach about 30 percent smaller, says Lavin, and the patient typically goes home the same day.
Critics argue that while the endoscope has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, its use in weight- loss surgery has not been approved, and no long-term studies have been done in the U.S. to test its safety or effectiveness.
Dr. Shawn Garber, director of the New York Bariatric Group, can’t say whether the $12,000 surgery is a ripoff but does caution those who are thinking about it. “Until we have good data, it’s not something that we should be promoting to the public,” says Garber. “You are putting needles through the patient’s stomach, you are putting a device down through the esophagus — there are risks.”
As always, Real Style Network will continue to keep you posted on POSE and all the latest diet and weight loss news.
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