Apart from the gastric band, stapling techniques are also indicated in case of obesity surgery.

What are stapling techniques?

First of all, these techniques are not trivial. Indeed, they are recommended and adapted to adults, who suffer from obesity problems and who have tried unsuccessful diets.

Before conducting the intervention, our surgeons provide patients with necessary information about the procedure. It is important they strictly comply with the indications and instructions. In addition, our medical team provides excellent post-operative follow-up to ensure that the surgery was a success.

Among the different stapling techniques, patients can choose between:

  • The bypass technique: it is generally recommended for people suffering from morbid obesity and consists in creating a kind of short-circuit on the upper part of the stomach towards the intestines. Thus, the food consumed does not enter the main pocket of the stomach itself. It is effective and the results of weight loss are important. Indeed, the patient can lose up to 75% of the excess with this method.
  • Longitudinal gastrectomy in the cuff: this is a non-reversible and restrictive procedure in which approximately 2/3 of the stomach is removed, usually the part secreting the hormone that stimulates appetite.
  • Parietal gastrectomy in the gutter: this is a biliopancreatic bypass surgery and is only reserved for very obese people.
  • The calibrated vertical gastroplasty technique: this is a restrictive surgery. It consists in reducing the opening and size of the stomach. This will allow the patient to reduce the quantity of food they eat. Unlike other procedures, this one does not affect the digestion process.

Vertical banded gastroplasty

It is a procedure designed to staple the stomach. This stapling creates a kind of pocket on the upper part. It does not require any opening of the digestive tract or visceral anastomosis. Thus, post-operative risks and side effects are reduced. However, it is important to comply with postoperative instructions and maintain a healthy diet.

The Gastric Bypass

The surgeon uses this procedure to reduce the volume of the stomach in order to modify the food circuit. It is generally used in cases of severe obesity.

Representative techniques models

Vertical banded gastroplasty

The Gastric Bypass