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:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017  ArmaGen, Inc., today announced ... Ph.D., as chief executive officer, as well as ... brings to ArmaGen more than 17 years of ... development of biotherapeutics and pharmaceuticals. ... diverse experience and skillset necessary to lead ArmaGen ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... FireflySci Inc. is a go-getter type of company that continues ... to two main factors. The first is the amazing customer service that the ... products all around the world. , 2016 was a tremendous sales year for FFS ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- Acupath Laboratories, Inc., a leading provider of sub-specialized ... Committee that will guide the company,s vision and strategy ... , a 15-year veteran of the anatomic pathology industry, ... Chief Sales Officer .  Prior to joining Acupath ... leadership roles at several leading lab industry organizations including, ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017   Boston Biomedical ... compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, will feature ... compound, napabucasin, at the 2017 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, ... . Napabucasin is an orally-administered ... targeting STAT3. i Cancer stem cells (CSCs) possess ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:12/16/2016)... , Dec 16, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... The biometric ... grow at a CAGR of 14.06% from 2016 to 2021. The ... is projected to reach 854.8 Million by 2021. The growth of ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... Germany , December 15, 2016 ... announced an agreement with NuData Security, an award-winning ... partnership will enable clients to focus on good customer experience, ... protection regulation. ... In order to provide a one-stop fraud prevention suite, ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... -- ... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Military ... report forecasts the global military biometrics market to grow at a CAGR ... been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry ... the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):