The incisionless POSE procedure offers a reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and no visible scars.
Covington, LA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011
The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana at WhyWeight.com, The Total Weight Loss Solution, have made long-term weight loss often achieved with bariatric surgery available to a much larger segment of the population than those who are 100 pounds overweight. With the POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal) procedure, people who need to lose 50-100 pounds now have an incisionless and highly effective option.
More than 15 million people in the United States suffer from severe obesity, often defined as being 100 pounds or more overweight. However, the number of people who are between 50 and 100 pounds overweight is five times larger and comprises about 30% of the adult population, according to Dr. Tom Lavin, one of the nine board-certified bariatric surgeons at The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana.
“Benefits of the incisionless POSE procedure include reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and no visible scars,” Dr. Lavin said. “We can offer POSE surgery to patients who would not be able to qualify for traditional weight loss surgical procedures such as the LAP-BAND or gastric bypass. With the advanced safety profile, high weight loss effectiveness due to a decreased hunger drive, and the elimination of abdominal scars, POSE has great potential to become an attractive weight loss option for a large segment of the US population.”
Bariatric surgeons at The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana have become one of the first teams in the U.S. to perform the POSE weight loss surgery and are among a select few sites to make it available. This incisionless procedure is performed entirely through the mouth, without making any external incisions into the body, to decrease the size of the stomach thereby helping diminish the feeling of hunger. As a result, patients eat less, are not hungry between meals, and make healthier choices.
About The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana
The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana (SSL) at WhyWeight.com, The Total Weight Loss Solution, is a team of nine board-certified bariatric surgeons and support staff who specialize in comprehensive weight loss and wellness for life. Founded in 2000 as an advanced bariatric surgery practice, SSL has offices in Covington, Lafayette, New Orleans and Slidell. Informational weight loss surgery seminars are free to the public and held on a weekly basis at various locations. To learn more about SSL, the surgeons, services and seminars, please visit http://www.whyweight.com, connect with them on YouTube, or call 877-691-3001.
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