Bariatric surgery, or obesity surgery, as it is known, is a form of medical operation performed in order to obtain clearer results for patients struggling with obesity. The main purpose of bariatric surgery is to help the patient lose weight in a controlled and healthy manner. Laparoscopic method is also used to reduce pain after the operation, to heal the wound faster and to make smaller incisions. In this article, we will talk about the advantages of the laparoscopic method and this method in bariatric surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a method of surgery performed using advanced imaging techniques. It is performed under general anesthesia. It allows to examine the patient’s internal organs through the 2-3 cm incision made from the belly button area of the patient. Therefore, it is also known as “closed method surgery”. Because the incision made with this method is up to 10 times smaller than conventional methods.
We can list the advantages of laparoscopic surgery over general surgical methods as follows:
Laparoscopic method is one of the methods used in bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, duodeneal switch and vertical banded gastroplasty are performed more frequently than open surgery by laparoscopic method.
Let’s give an example from laparoscopic tube stomach surgery. Thanks to the incision made through the belly button of the patient, the imaging device and other surgical tools are directed to the patient’s stomach area. In the surgery performed by 2 doctors, one doctor uses the imaging device and the other uses the tools. In this way, the stomach is turned into a tube and its size is reduced by 80%.
After this operation, insulin resistance is broken. The patient’s appetite level decreases and the patient is saturated with smaller portions. After this surgery, patients lose weight in a controlled and healthy manner.
Although the patient criteria, which should be bariatric surgery, vary according to the doctor’s initiative, it is mandatory in some cases. The necessity of surgical intervention is increasing, especially in patients with a body mass index of 35 and above. Because in the classifications defined as morbid obesity and super morbid obesity, deaths due to obesity may occur in the patient. One of the biggest causes of sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes is overweight.
Obesity surgical procedures can be applied to patients who cannot lose weight on their own. The method to be applied is determined after the patient is examined. Therefore, bariatric surgery prices will also vary according to the procedure to be performed. Laparoscopic method bariatric surgery advantages can be listed as follows:
Thanks to this method, the pain is significantly reduced on the second day after the operation.
If you have had bariatric surgery, there are some situations that you should be aware of. The most important of these is to pay attention to the diet. Another situation is to exercise when the period forbidden by the doctor is over. If these two issues are taken into account, it is possible to lose more than 60% of excess weight within 5 years.
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