Wednesday, 24 July 2013

So, What Is It That Makes Scarless Bariatric Surgery So Popular Around The Globe?

One of the biggest benefits of a laparoscopic bariatric surgery is it doesn't involve making large cuts on the patients' bodies. So, you end up with minimal scars and great benefits. Be it gastric band, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass, all these surgeries can be done laparoscopically.

Under a scarless bariatric surgery, your doctor will make only a few, very small sized incisions on your abdomen to gain access to your digestive system. Gastric band is the least invasive procedure wherein surgeons only place a silicone filled band around the top portion of your stomach. This is an effective as well as reversible weight loss procedure, which doesn't amputate your stomach and small intestine.

Gastric sleeve, however, requires amputation of your stomach; in this procedure, a large portion of your stomach is surgically removed. Post-procedure, you won't be able to eat and drink as much as you used to consume earlier. This is something that your doctor will tell you; in fact, you'll be required to learn new eating and drinking habits so that you don't face much difficult in coping with the new digestive system after the surgery.

In gastric bypass, your doctor not only cuts a large portion of your stomach, but also makes your digestive system bypass a certain length of your small intestine.