Obesity, known as the cause of many acute or chronic terminal diseases, is one of the most common illnesses of the modern era.
Obesity is a clinical condition arising because of the excess calorie intake turning into fat, getting stored in the body.
Laparoscopic Iguinal Hernia Repair
Hernia repair is one of the most common operations in general surgery.
Indirect hernias protrude with the spermatic cord as it leaves the pelvis, and have a long peritoneal sac.
Direct hernias burst directly through the wall, medial to the epigastric vessels.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is one of the restrictive surgical methods applied in the treatment of morbid obesity. In the LAGB procedure, which is a restrictive surgery, a band is placed around the stomach approximately 20 mm below the junction of the esophagus and stomach. LAGB inflation is started 1 month after surgery. Sterile serum is injected through the port under the skin and inflated step by step. The most important advantage of this application is that it can be adjusted after the surgery. The band is made of silicone. When inflated, it divides the stomach into two chambers like an hourglass. The filling of the upper small stomach pouch with food provides the feeling of early satiety. Thus, since the feeling of satiety occurs, food intake is directly reduced.
The basic principle in the gastric band method is to change the behavioral habits and eating style of the patient, as in other surgical methods.
Morbid obesity is a rising worldwide epidemic. Some studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in improving morbid obesity and comorbidities.
Considering the multitude of bariatric procedures performed all over the world, the necessity of revisional surgery increased in the same way. In 2015, revision surgeries accounted for 13.6% of all bariatric surgeries performed in the USA.
We need to pay attention to a number of criteria in patients who will undergo bariatric surgery.
One of the most important criteria is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a value calculated by dividing body weight(kg) to the square of height in meters.