In our Center for Obesity at Humanitas, bariatric surgery and different types of interventions are performed daily on patients suffering from obesity.
Firstly outpatient activities are organized with a multidisciplinary model and aimed at the diagnosis of obesity and other related diseases. Through diagnosis we carry out the selection of different possible forms of intervention. Additionally in selected cases, outpatient activity also includes a course on psychological and nutritional preparation before undergoing surgery. Furthermore, in all cases, a follow up is necessary after bariatric surgery.
We spoke to Dr. Giuseppe Marinari, the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Humanitas to find out more about these interventions.
What interventions are performed at the Obesity Center of Humanitas?
In Humanitas we perform four types of interventions, which ar internationally recognized:
- Gastric banding
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Biliopancreatic diversion
How is bariatric surgery carried out at humanitas
All these interventions are carried out laparoscopically. This is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows to operate in the abdomen of the patient through the navel. An optical instrument called a laparoscope is used.
Additionally, about 10% of the procedures performed in the Obesity Center are “revision”, the famous redo-surgery, or a conituation on previous obesity surgery.
Firstly because Humanitas is a center for high-volume, meaning that each year we perform more than 800 obesity interventions/bariatric surgery.
More importantly though Humanitas is about to become a European center of excellence and can count on a multidisciplinary team that is very united. Also, we are among the few to implement protocols for fast-track (or protocols ERAS). These guarantee for the patient a rapid postoperative recovery to full health.