USGI Medical Receives FDA Approval to Expand US Pilot Study Evaluating Incisionless Weight Loss Procedure – POSE 2.0

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — USGI Medical, Inc, (USGI) a cutting-edge company advancing incisionless endoluminal procedures, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the expansion of a US- pilot study of the Company’s non-invasive, endoscopic procedure, known as POSE 2.0, designed to evaluate weight loss for adults suffering from obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 40 kg/m² and an obesity-related comorbidity, such as diabetes or hypertension.

POSE 2.0 uses USGI Medical’s Incisionless Operating Platform (IOP) to strategically place durable Snowshoe Suture Anchors in gastric tissue to both shorten and narrow the stomach. The procedure provides volumetric gastric restriction, like that achieved by a surgical sleeve gastrectomy, without amputating part of the stomach. Patients treated with the POSE procedure typically return to work in just one to two days without any scars or signs of surgery.

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