There are certain people who despite immense diet and lifestyle changes, still cannot lose weight or maintain weight loss. This is where bariatric surgeries are recommended; especially for patients who have serious health problems caused by morbid obesity. One of the most popular procedures is Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy differs from the traditional since patients experience less pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery rate.
What makes a procedure laparoscopic is the use of a laparoscope, a slender medical device that has a tiny camera and a built-in light attached to it. The instrument is inserted through a tube from a small incision near the pelvic area. Images are then projected to a monitor from which the surgeon can refer to when performing the surgery.
It makes an otherwise invasive surgery to a minimally invasive one- this means lesser incisions and cuts are done. To further shed light on this procedure, here are 5 facts about Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.