Dr Karl Miller, Professor of Surgery, is one of the pioneers of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He has practised general surgery for more than 32 years, 22 of which he has dedicated to developing and perfecting bariatric surgery.
Now there is a new, less invasive surgical alternative to aid weight loss. If you have tried diet after diet without ever achieving the weight loss you want and need – for appearance or health reasons – you may be a candidate for the POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal) procedure. In this procedure, surgeons use new types of instruments to sew folds into the stomach, reducing its capacity. This makes you feel fuller more quickly, i.e. you feel less hungry, eat less and feel satiated. The surgeon performs the procedure entirely through the mouth, as in a gastroscopy, without any external incisions in the body.
As there are no external incisions, the POSE procedure offers important advantages as expected, e.g. lower risk than traditional open or laparoscopic surgery, minimal post-operative pain, fast recovery and no scars. There are patients who have undergone this procedure on a Friday and were back at work on the Monday, without bandages or pain and without anyone noticing anything. No one at all needs to know that you have undergone this procedure.
Weight loss is important for better health and can help prevent problems associated with obesity, such as type II diabetes, heart disease, joint disease and respiratory problems. If you have tried to lose weight but have not been successful, find out if the POSE method would be suitable for you.
Medical studies at the Karl Franzens University in Innsbruck
1983 Doctorate at the Karl Franzens University in Innsbruck
2001 – 2015 Primary physician in the Department of Surgery at Hallein Hospital
2015 President of IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders)
Specialist in general and abdominal surgery
Advisory board memberships and teaching activities:
Since 1994 Faculty Member at the European Surgical Institute / Jonhnson and Johnson Institute
Since 2002 International Advisory Board Member at Saad Hospital Al Khober
Since 2005 Advisory Board Member of “World Clinics and Hospitals”
Since 2005 IVOW Clinical Advisory Board Member
Since 2010 teaching bariatric surgery at the Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI) United Arab Emirates
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