Doctor Juan Antonio Casellas Valdé, head of the Digestive System Department, talks about the POSE Method:

Hi, I’m Juan Antonio Casellas, responsible doctor of the digestion unit of the IMED Elche hospital.

Obesity has been recognized by the World Health Organization as the scourge of the 21st century. In fact, obese patients have a higher risk of mortality due to pathologies among others: vascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes.

In the IMED Elche hospital, we started with a comprehensive unit for obesity treatment established by a group of professionals including gastroenterologists, surgeons, endocrinologists, psychologists and nutritionists. In this unit we receive those patients who are obese or have overweight to offer them the best individualized treatment.

The digestive endoscopy today can offer us a little aggressive treatment for obesity, such as the placement of a intragastric balloon, which will help the patient to lose enough weight during the first 6 months of treatment to continue such treatment.

Today there is a new treatment for obesity called endoscopic POSE method.

The POSE method makes it possible for the endoscopist to use a device that is inserted in the mouth, the execution of a series of folds with sutures in the stomach showing to facilitate the change in their morphology, their impaired ability and its size. All this is fully done by mouth without sutures and under general anesthesia.

The POSE method will give besides good results in terms of perhaps the loss of 50% of the overweight, a number of advantages such as the rapid integration of the patient to his usual daily activities, a decrease of complications as compared with other surgical techniques and gives what is more important, the total absence of scarring.

After the POSE method you have a feeling of early satiety while eating, which will help you to achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Thnks to its excellent structure and quality of the IMED Elche Hospital media, our team has managed to start the POSE method and we are the first hospital in Valencia where it is carried out in general.

If you have overweight or are obese, do not hesitate, contact with the comprehensive unit for the treatment of obesity, and without any obligation, we will evaluate your case, to advise you the most appropriate treatment.