Obesity surgery is recommended to people with a body mass index of 40 and above. In case of any concomitant disease (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, articular problems, etc.), patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 are also recommended to undergo such surgery.
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Gastric stapling surgery, also called gastric banding surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat.
Sleeve gastrectomy, also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure. This procedure is typically performed laparoscopically, which involves inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen.
Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass, is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.
When using da Vinci technology
Patients experience complications after surgery at a similar, though sometimes lower, rate as patients who had a laparoscopic procedure.
Patients experience complications during surgery at a similar rate as patients who had a laparoscopic procedure.
There is a similar, though sometimes shorter, length of stay in hospital compared to laparoscopic surgery.