Navigation Links
Surgeons Perform First Incisionless Bariatric Procedure in the United States
Date:2/20/2009

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bariatric surgeons at Central Baptist Hospital made U.S. medical history Feb. 16 by performing a groundbreaking bariatric procedure to decrease the capacity of a patient's stomach without making a single incision into her body. This is the first incisionless procedure of its kind performed in the United States.

Bariatric surgeon Peter M. Denk, M.D., performed the procedure, dubbed POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoscopy). Dr. Denk was assisted by Dr. John S. Oldham Jr. and Dr. G. Derek Weiss, who have been performing bariatric surgery at Central Baptist Hospital since 2006. Dr. Denk recently joined Drs. Oldham and Weiss in their practice, Bluegrass Bariatric Surgical Associates, after completing a fellowship with Dr. Lee Swanstrom, a pioneer in endoscopic surgery.

To perform POSE, Dr. Denk used a set of endoscopic surgery tools known as the EndoSurgical Operating System(TM) (EOS), manufactured by USGI Medical, and a flexible endoscope to visualize the stomach. He inserted the scope and the EOS through the mouth and then used EOS tools to grasp the stomach tissue and deploy suture anchors to create multiple tissue folds in the stomach wall to reduce its capacity.

"Bariatric surgery is the most effective tool patients have to lose weight and overcome the diseases often associated with it, however, many patients worry about the recovery time and complications associated with surgical incisions," Dr. Denk said. "Eliminating skin incisions offers important advantages including reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery time and no abdominal scars."

The POSE procedure was performed on 51-year-old Teresia McArthur of Georgetown, who has been battling her weight for more than 15 years. McArthur learned of the groundbreaking procedure as a patient of the Central Baptist Weight Loss Center, which offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including the latest in minimally invasive and now incisionless bariatric surgery.

McArthur returned home the same day of the procedure and has resumed normal activities including going back to work. Like patients who have other types of bariatric surgery, she will need to make dietary and behavior changes in order to see and maintain significant weight loss. The procedure appealed to her because it would reshape her stomach and help her to feel full earlier when eating, reducing her desire for more food.

Central Baptist Hospital was chosen as one of a few select sites in the country to perform the innovative POSE procedure.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Central Baptist Hospital
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Dr. Lawrence Spivack, a LASIK Eye Surgeon Expert Serving Denver, Colorado, Joins Elite Circle of Surgeons Listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons
2. Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons
3. Hawaii LASIK Eye Surgery Expert Dr. John D. Olkowski Qualifies and Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons
4. Top LASIK and Refractive Experts in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Present Research and Educate Their Peers at Annual AAO Meeting in Atlanta
5. Houston LASIK Eye Surgery Expert and Pioneer Jack Holladay, M.D. Joins Influential Group of Eye Surgeons Listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons
6. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert Michael Raizman of Boston to its Unique LASIK Directory
7. Top Refractive Eye Surgeons Listed in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Make Solid Showing at Annual Alcon Symposium
8. Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Applauds American College of Surgeons Review of Advanced Breast Cancer Detection at 94th Annual Clinical Congress
9. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service
10. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Mobile Alabama Expert Refractive Eye Surgeon Richard Duffey, M.D. to Its LASIK Directory For Consumers
11. Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Dallas LASIK Eye Surgery Specialist Dr. R. Wayne Bowman to its LASIK Directory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Blueprint Bio, a company ... to the medical community, has closed its Series A ... Nunez . "We have received a commitment ... capital we need to meet our current goals," stated ... us the runway to complete validation on the current ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from ... also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... the QB3@953 life sciences incubator to accelerate ... The shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created to ... key obstacle for many early stage organizations - access ... the sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 Research and ... Global Markets" report to their offering. ... billion in 2014 from $29.3 billion in 2013. The market is ... of 13.8% from 2015 to 2020, increasing from $50.6 billion in ... projected product forecasts during the forecast period (2015 to 2020) are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... NEW YORK , June 2, 2016   The ... (Weather), is announcing Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which ... advertising, by being able to ask questions via voice or ... Marketers have long ... with the consumer, that can be personal, relevant and valuable; ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... IRVINE, Calif. , May 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care ... LMD3251MT  3D medical LCD display is the latest premium product recently added to ... ... ... Sony 3d Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/12/2016)... , May 12, 2016 WearablesResearch.com ... just published the overview results from the Q1 wave ... the recent wave was consumers, receptivity to a program ... data with a health insurance company. "We ... to share," says Michael LaColla , CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):