A new weight loss procedure offers patients an incision-less alternative to traditional bariatric surgery.
FREMONT, Calif., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In a May 7th news release it was incorrectly reported that the Endoscopic Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) was one of the procedures available to patients at Elite Surgical Center in Fremont, CA. This technique is currently under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) and cannot currently be marketed for weight loss until FDA approval of expanded labeling is provided. Therefore this procedure is not available through Elite Surgical Center.
A corrected version of the story is below:
In recent years, doctors have worked to adopt the most advanced and efficient bariatric procedures. Although the medical benefits and safety of traditional weight loss surgery has been proven, a new minimally invasive procedure has been created to fulfill the needs of a larger number of patients. This procedure, the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), is now being offered by Elite Surgical Center in Fremont, California. The procedure uses endoscopic tools and techniques to mirror the sleeve gastrectomy, but without the need for an incision. Importantly, this procedure is available to patients who do not fit the medical definition of severe obesity.
As performed by the medical team at Elite Surgical Center in Fremont, the ESG uses sutures to close off a portion of the stomach, greatly reducing its capacity and allowing patients to feel full sooner. This creates a similar result to a gastric sleeve but, because 80 percent of the stomach is simply closed off rather than completely removed, it can be reversed, if necessary. While procedures like the gastric sleeve, Lap Band, and the gastric bypass are tried and true options, patients seeking out weight loss surgery in Fremont California should also consider this new incision-free option as well, particularly if they have weight problems that are short of severe obesity.
Elite Surgical Center is at the forefront in offering the latest procedures. Along with offering ESG, the center is exploring the Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSE) procedure, a less invasive treatment aimed at a similar group of less severely overweight patients which is currently under investigation. As this and other new procedures become available, the center is focused on providing leading edge care in collaboration with the most respected experts in the medical field.
To learn more about these revolutionary new options for weight loss, call Elite Surgical Center at (510) 556-5000, or visit them online at www.elitesurgicalcenter.com.
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