- Non-invasive as the occurrence of complications is very rare with the Le Goff Technique. (All complications total = 2.6%).
Unlike sleeve surgery which causes 6 times more complications (all complications > 12 %)Unlike bypass surgery which causes 12 times more complications (all complications > 25 %)
Fundamentally, complications from sleeve and bypass surgery are far more serious and are often life-threatening.
Remember, mortality is between 0 and 20 years with the Le Goff Technique.
Psychological issues are 80-90 % responsible for severe obesity: about 5 % genetic and 5 % cultural.
Psychological care is essential in helping to treat morbid obesity. Patients need to be looked after and helped to loss the maximum weight. With the Le Goff Technique, they are seen more frequently than for sleeve and bypass surgery.
The modularity of the band (inflation and deflation) require the patient to see the surgeon regularly (1 to 3 times in the first year and then at least once a year).
This is the ideal opportunity to see how the band is working in radiology and as “the operation of the band mirrors the psyche”, an interim report can be drawn up on the weight loss and tolerance, and the patient can be directed to a nutritionist if necessary, a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst or a review of sporting practices can be done.
In sleeve and bypass surgery, patients are seen far less often as these are not adjustable techniques, and the consultations required are less frequent. “Forgotten” patients are more numerous for sleeve and bypass surgery than for the Le Goff Technique.
The aim of the whole Le Goff team is to make patients actors in their weight loss rather than spectators, which is more the case in sleeve and bypass surgery.