Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery For Obesity)
Laparoscopic vertical-banded gastroplasty and various gastric bypass surgeries are technically challenging operations.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and sleeve resection are less technically demanding procedures.
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is an evolving field; a select number of laparoscopic surgeons have attained comparable results to equivalent open bariatric procedures.
Long-term follow-up is required for this minimally invasive surgery, however the reports so far are quite encouraging as the patient does not need a major cut and the surgery is done through 5 or 6 keyhole sized cuts.