A group of researchers from the Stanford University in California has been claiming that people seeking to lose weight should go for minimally-invasive weight loss surgery, rather than preferring any kind of an open surgery, as per a recent report.
The team had conducted a study to look at the benefits or disadvantages of laparoscopic gastric bypass technique used to help people lose weight.
The review including more than 150,000 people has unveiled that the surgery, which involves creation of a pouch of the top stomach portion by a surgeon, was not safer.
It has been told that while the open surgery gastric bypass asks for a large cut. The portion cut is attached to the small intestine, helping patients to absorb fewer calories.
But, laparoscopic procedures on the contrary, ask a surgeon to make some small cuts in the belly. Following the same, a small camera allows surgeon to have a complete view. It is being said that the new procedure is cost-effective as well as fast as well as causes least complications to be suffered by patients.
“Patients should have a very thorough conversation with their surgeon about the planned approach, and a laparoscopic approach should be the preferred approach if possible”, said Dr. Anita Courcoulas, a professor and bariatric surgeon.