The Department of Bariatric Surgery, led by Dr. Giuseppe Marinari, carries out both outpatient and inpatient activities, performing over 1,200 surgeries and seeing over 2,300 patients annually.
The team, in collaboration with other Humanitas clinical departments, sees patients in the outpatient setting to diagnose obesity and other related conditions and to present various forms of treatment. In certain cases, outpatient visits also include sessions of psychological and nutritional preparation for bariatric surgery. What is more, the team stresses the importance of post-surgery outpatient follow-up.
The Department performs all four internationally validated surgical interventions, currently available for surgical treatment of obesity: adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion or duodenal switch standard. Additionally, Dr. Marinari and his team specialize in revision surgery, performing the second or third surgery for patients that experienced unsatisfactory results or that encountered long-term complications after having been operated elsewhere.
The team has gained considerable experience in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is the preferred approach for almost all types of surgeries. What is more, the team is expert in the application of the Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) methodology following bariatric surgery, which allows for a safe and rapid postoperative recovery with minimum use of guidewires, catheters and drains, little pain and a shorter hospital stay.
The department has reached excellence in the field of bariatric surgery by performing all validated types of interventions in high volumes, thus achieving high standardization of the procedures and, therefore, low complication rates.