Endoscopic Weight loss Treatments. Exclusive to Weight Doctors.

Weight Doctors, Germany’s most experienced team for minimally invasive obesity treatments, is the market leader for endoscopic weight loss methods and the exclusive supplier for the revolutionary pose® procedure from the USA.


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Until recently, medical interventions to permanently reduce stomach volume have been associated with high risks, serious side effects and severe limitations in overall quality of life. With the development of the pose® (Primary Obesity Surgery Endoluminal) procedure, however, this perception is a thing of the past. Pose® is a solution that aims to achieve a high degree of effectiveness while being a low-impact medical intervention. Pose® is a so-called minimally invasive non-surgical method and is the only solution that enables a permanent reduction of stomach volume.

The unique thing about pose® is that the procedure impacts two important areas of the stomach to achieve effective, sustained weight loss: namely at the stomach entrance, and at the stomach exit – for a faster, and longer lasting feeling of fullness.

Up until recently, the procedure, which is based on a highly specialized, single-use endoscope created by the US manufacturer USGI Medical Inc., has only been offered in Spain, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. The Weight Doctors team has been successfully treating patients with the pose® procedure since 2017 and has been able to help hundreds of happy patients achieve their ideal weight with this innovative and complication-free method.

Why choose an endoscopic weight loss treatment?


Advantage #1
Your reduced stomach volume works every day: 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means that your feeling of hunger and satiety is permanently regulated. Hunger attacks be gone!

With a stomach reduction treatment at Weight Doctors, you’ll have no scars or incisions thanks to our minimally invasive procedures.

Advantage #3
Ultra-short recovery times. After just a long weekend you should be ready to get back to your normal routine.

Our non-surgical treatments to reduce stomach volume are not only highly compatible for the body, the safety is impressive too. Risks are manageable and if therapy goes to plan, there are no persistent side effects.

At a glance

Duration of the procedure

30-60 minutes

Type of anesthesia

semiconscious sedationor general anesthesia



Pain level





after 3-4 days


4 months to a lifetime


from R 59,000

Are you looking for a reversible treatment method?

If this is the case, we recommend taking a closer look at the possibilities of intragastric balloon treatment. The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical, endoscope-interventional method for the treatment of excess weight and obesity. In contrast to other procedures in the field of obesity surgery, the intragastric balloon is characterized by the fact that no scars or incisions are created during its application, nor remain after the treatment.

The intragastric balloon is inserted into the stomach via the esophagus during a simple gastroscopy, under semi-conscious sedation, and is then filled with a blue-coloured saline solution. Once the balloon is inserted, the stomach loses between 25-35% of its volume, therefore significantly reducing the volume of stomach available for food intake. This will cause our patients to eat smaller meals and remain fuller much longer.


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Depending on the type of intragastric balloon chosen, it can remain in stomach for 6 to 12 months. It is removed again by means of a simple gastroscopy. If you are looking for a longer therapy duration, you may consider opting for an intragastric balloon with an adjustable volume. This has enabled patients to increase and maintain the effectiveness of the treatment over the balloon treatment.

Adjustable Spatz3 gastric balloon for 1 year

The Spatz3 12-month gastric balloon is an effective method of stomach reduction. It is a non-invasive technique that can significantly reduce excess weight within one year. The special feature of this intragastric balloon is that its filling volume can be adjusted as you carry the balloon. At the same time, the balloon poses minimal risks to the stomach. The treatment is also completely reversible.

Gastric balloon for 6 months

The 6-month gastric balloon is easy to explain: It is placed in the stomach by means of gastroscopy and filled with saline solution. It remains there for half a year. After that, it is removed without leaving any residue. The intragastric balloon reduces the capacity of your stomach, you feel full faster and can eat less - but without experiencing typical cravings.

Allurion gastric balloon to swallow

The Allurion gastric balloon is an exciting innovation at Weight Doctors: For the first time, it is possible for a gastric balloon to find its way into the stomach without any intervention and completely without anaesthesia. This is because the intragastric balloon comes as a capsule and is so small that it can simply be swallowed. Find out more now.

pose®2 Endo-Sleeve Technology

Our Weight Doctors SLEEVE® using pose®2 Endo-Sleeve technology is based on the revolutionary idea of pose®, the first permanent stomach reduction without surgery. But what is new is that with Weight Doctors your stomach can now be reduced by as much as 70-75%. Food intake is reduced, the feeling of satiety is quicker and remains noticeable for longer.

Apollo OverStitch technology

Our Apollo OverStitchTM technology is highly effective and can reduce the size of the stomach by up to 75%. In this respect, the technologies are in no way inferior to others. On the contrary, in some cases we observe a comparatively even slightly higher restriction. In any case, Apollo OverStitchTM is nickel-free and therefore suitable for almost all of our allergic patients.

Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass by Weight Doctors BARIATRICS® results in the greatest possible modification among surgical bariatric interventions and is based on modern laparoscopic keyhole surgery. It is performed in two variants: on the one hand, the so-called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, today the gold standard among gastric bypass operations in Germany. On the hand, we perform the Omega-Loop Gastric Bypass, particularly suited for patients at higher age.

Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve by Weight Doctors BARIATRICS® is the least invasive procedure among surgical bariatric interventions and is based on modern laparoscopic keyhole surgery. The Gastric Sleeve is based on the LSG technology (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy), which is considered the gold standard among experts worldwide.


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Minimally invasive treatments for overweight patients: Multiple advantages with manageable risks and few side effects

The advantages of this method over other surgical treatments for treating overweight and obesity in patients are obvious. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. There is no need for surgery. Medical risks therefore remain low and the therapy style allows the stomach to return to its original state at any time.
  2. Our treatments don’t require medication. This completely eliminates any undesirable side effects caused by medication.
  3. Our patients see weight loss from the first day following treatment due to the physical reduction of the stomach.

The expertise and experience of our Weight Doctors team and of our specialized doctors play a key role in the treatment of obesity. With Weight Doctors, you can place your complete trust in a team of experts who have spent many years focusing on delivering professional competence, great treatment quality and absolute safety in medicine and hygiene standards to their patients.


„The pose® procedure offers all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery without having to accept the potential risks and disadvantages of classical surgical treatments for obesity.”


Our non-surgical procedures are almost pain free and allow for quick recovery after the treatment. Being non-surgical they leave no incisions or scars. In most cases, you will be back home on the same day as your treatment.

Depending on the type of treatment chosen, the procedure usually takes 20 to 50 minutes. Your stay with Weight Doctors from admission to discharge on the day of your treatment is approximately 2.5 to 5 hours.

In almost all cases, we can undertake the procedure on an outpatient basis, i.e. without an overnight stay at our clinic. This means you can go home the same day and rest in your own bed. However, we also offer our patients the option of a short inpatient stay, which includes overnight accommodation in combination with medical supervision and professional infusion therapy. We’re happy to discuss possible options with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our procedures are suitable for overweight or obese patients with a BMI of approximately 27 to 48. In rare cases it is also possible to deviate from this range to undertake this procedure, when it is medically feasible to do so. In any case, patients must be motivated to want to change their lifestyle and make a change in their habits in order to enhance the effectiveness of their therapy.

Individual weight loss results will depend on the specific endoscopic stomach reduction treatment chosen and can also vary from case to case. This depends on your individual health characteristics and overall commitment to a long-term change in diet and lifestyle. However, it is very realistic to lose between 15kg – 25kg of weight within 3 to 4 months with our minimally invasive methods. A significantly higher weight loss can be achieved with our longer-term therapies lasting more than 1 year, or in the case of our adjustable or permanent endoscopic stomach reductions.

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