What is Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE)?

A primary obesity surgery endolumenal (POSE) is a non-invasive weight loss surgery that does not require any incisions to be made by the surgeon. This procedure is performed with the help of an endoscope (thin and flexible tubular surgical device) by inserting it through the patient’s mouth into the stomach.

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This procedure is similar to the gastric plication surgery for weight loss but is incision-less as compared to it.

Procedure for POSE

A primary obesity surgery endolumenal (POSE) requires the surgeon to administer general anesthesia to put you to sleep. The surgeon will then use the specialized endoscope to reach the stomach through the oral cavity (mouth).

This endoscope has a mini video camera attached to its end that lets the surgeon get a better view of the operational area. The surgeon will then use a number of tiny surgical instruments attached to the endoscope to create folds in the stomach that decrease the total volume of the stomach. These folds are then stitched together to maintain the new volume of the stomach.

This lesser volume stomach results in a reduced amount of food intake as you will feel full after eating a small amount of food.

Complications & Risks Involved in a Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE)

There are several complications that a few patients experience after a primary obesity surgery endolumenal (POSE) procedure, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Possible minor damage to the esophagus (food pipe)

Advantages of POSE as Compared to Other Bariatric Procedures?

There are various advantages of the primary obesity surgery endolumenal (POSE) in comparison with other types of bariatric weight loss procedure.

The main advantage is the incision-less nature of the surgery as it is an endoscopic method that does not even require a single incision because the endoscope is inserted through the mouth (oral cavity).

The POSE method is used to stitch together the bigger folds of the stomach to create a smaller stomach and does not require a removal of a portion of the stomach. This makes the procedure a reversible one if needed.


The POSE procedure does not require a prolonged post-surgical hospital stay.

The POSE procedure does not pose a risk of infection or internal bleeding (hemorrhage) as no incisions are required.

The POSE procedure is easy to be converted into any other types of bariatric surgeries for additional weight loss by removing the sutures (stitches).

Why Choose Travcure Medical Tourism Consultants?

Travcure Medical Tourism Consultants have a team of well-experienced and trained medical consultants who are adept at handling all types of cases for a primary obesity surgery endolumenal (POSE). These consultants will make a detailed itinerary for your complete stay in India for a POSE procedure which will include all traveling details, diagnostic and hospital stay as well as any other personal preferences that you will mention. Apart from these excellent and hassle-free management points the Travcure Medical Tourism Consultants offer the best and low-cost price for having a Obesity surgery in India including POSE as compared to the other firms. Travcure ensures that your stay and treatment in India is most efficient and hassle-free.

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