Obesity Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 1364–1366 | Cite as

Outcome of Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal Procedure as Obesity Treatment in Private Practice Setting: an Intervention Study

  • Mohamed AbeidEmail author
  • Karl A. Miller
  • Tarek Kaddah
  • Nahla Zaitoun
Letter to the Editor

This prospective study was done for 1 year, aimed to evaluate perioperative, postoperative, and weight outcomes of the POSE procedure among patients referred to a private hospital (ElKatib Hospital) for obesity treatment between December 2016 and November 2017.

All six participants who considered undergoing the POSE procedure were generally patients with a body mass index (BMI) in World Health Organization (WHO) class I or II [1] obesity with or without comorbid conditions or in WHO class III obesity but be unwilling to subject for surgical procedure. Patients were needed to be older than 20 years and demonstrate an ability and willingness to comply with the follow-up program and understand their role in treatment.

The baseline and the follow-up examinations included an assessment of weight and height, measured by calibrated scales and wall-mounted stadiometers, respectively. Patients wore indoor clothing and no shoes during weighing. Ideal body weight (IBW) was calculated as IBW...


Authors Contribution

Karl A. Miller: Acquisition of data and critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.

Tarek Kaddah: Conception and design and acquisition of data.

Nahla Zaitoun: Analysis and interpretation of the data; drafting of the article and final approval of the article.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Mohamed Abeid has no conflict of interest. Karl A. Miller is the Chief Medical Officer for Johnson and Johnson Middle East and received a study grant for the MILEPOST Study from USGI medical. Tarek Kaddah has no conflict of interest. Nahla Zaitoun has no conflict of interest.

Statement of Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Statement of Human Rights

The study has been approved by the ministry of health and the hospital ethics committee and has been performed in accordance with the ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy UnitFaculty of Medicine – Cairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Diakonissen Wehrle Private ClinicSalzburgAustria
  3. 3.Medical-oneMunichGermany
  4. 4.Mediclinic City Hospital and MedcareDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  5. 5.Anesthesia DepartmentFaculty of Medicine – Cairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  6. 6.Family Medicine DepartmentFaculty of Medicine – Zagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt

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