Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a restrictive bariatric operation. Without bypassing the intestines or causing any gastrointestinal malabsorption, the LSG procedure generates weight loss by removing 85% of the stomach. The stomach is resected vertically and reduced to a narrow tube.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that has become vastly popular due to its great efficacy for weight loss. It is performed either as a sole operation in morbidly obese people or as a first step in super-obese patients, followed by a second intervention, which is usually Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPDDS).
Weight-loss surgery techniques have made great progress since the early days, when as many as 50 percent of patients experienced complications and frequently needed repeat or “revisional” surgery after the initial procedure. But even with the strides that have been made in surgical methods, it’s still true that not all bariatric surgery leads to immediate or long-term success.
No moralities and a significant lower gastrointestinal leak rate is what the Robotic Roux-en-Y has to offer, according to a clinical research study on obesity surgery released in October of 2009.
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The decision to undergo weight-loss surgery is a complex one, involving many personal health and lifestyle considerations that need to be taken into account, as well as a growing array of surgical options to choose from.
Super obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery present multiple risks for medical, surgical and anesthetic complications. The best surgical procedure for the super obese patient to achieve optimum weigh loss is always a matter of concern. The high rate of risk dictates that this group of patients needs less aggressive, shorter duration, and less invasive surgical treatment options.
With more than 50,000 women of childbearing age undergoing weight loss surgery every year, questions about how long to wait after surgery before becoming pregnant are common.
If you've undergone or are considering weight loss surgery and are also thinking of starting a family, you likely want to know how soon after surgery you can become pregnant without jeopardizing your weight loss of the health of yourself and your baby.
A recent study by Emeka Acholonu and colleagues at The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General & Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida) reviewed data from 15 previously com
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As with any other surgery, gastric bypass surgery may cause serious complications. Here are some of the most common complications.
Obese patients are reported to have more respiratory complications after surgery and the same is true for gastric bypass surgery. Respiratory problems are the commonest complications seen after gastric bypass surgery. If a patient has a history of previous respiratory problems (e.g., pneumonia), the chances of having respiratory complications after gastric bypass be even higher. Use of anesthetic drugs poses a risk for an obese patient and this is why special anesthesia protocols are often used in obese patients.
Postsurgical infections are common in patients after gastric bypass surgery. If the patient is already having concurrent health problems like diabetes mellitus, the prevention and control of post-surgical infections becomes more difficult. Your surgeon will prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics for few days to prevent such infections. If infection becomes localized at the surgery site, the surgeon may need to reopen the site and treat the wound.