Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved with Laparoscopic Procedure

Bariatric Surgery Safe

At Barix Clinics, the vast majority of bariatric surgery procedures are done with the minimally invasive procedure called laparoscopic surgery.  A new study found that laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is safer, has lower complication rates and a shorter hospital stay than the open procedure. 

“Obesity has been associated with numerous adverse health conditions, including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic liver disease, increased risk of disability, hypertension, dyslipidemia, some forms of cancers, gallstones, and musculoskeletal disorders,” researchers wrote. “Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective and enduring option in treating the morbidly obese.”

This study affirms that the technology of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is safer than open gastric bypass surgery.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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