Lutte contre l'obésité - Le Goff Technique

May, obesity month

One after the other, the European Obesity Day on 19th May followed by the World Obesity Day on 23 May, shines a spotlight on the illness that is “obesity”. Some may contest these repeat events. In my view, any position, any event that raises awareness is welcome, as is information given about life hygiene rules including diet,

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Metabolic surgery – one of the revolutionary treatments for diabetes?

Bariatric surgery has become “metabolic”, due to its impact on illnesses such as diabetes and not just on excess weight, observed in studies but also in real life. This is constantly seen in my patients with excess weight and type 2 diabetes, operated without exception using the Le Goff Technique. Following the surgery, the diabetes improves,

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Obesity surgery: band babies

Does pregnancy after obesity surgery come with conditions?

Scientific studies are reassurin about the results of pregnancies after obesity surgery, with no notable risk of congenital malformations, with the exception of a few cases of neural tube defects due to folic acid deficiencies (vitamin B9), neonatal haematological and neurological disorders (vitamin B12 deficiencies) and eye complications (vitamin A).

Chirurgie de l'obésité - Le Goff Technique

Obesity surgery: the importance of long-term aftercare

The press has reported, specialists have given their opinion… The various studies on bariatric surgery with 20 years and more of hindsight, few and far between indeed, seem to concur. And the least we can say is that initial enthusiasm has sometimes been disappointed.

A recent article* deals once again with the success rates of various surgical techniques,

Chirurgie de l'obésité - Le Goff Technique

Obesity surgery: new results confirm the lasting effectiveness of the Le Goff Technique

Paris, 2 August 2016 – The Le Goff Technique, named after the surgeon who developed it, Dr Jean-Yves Le Goff, confirms its safety and remarkable efficiency, with zero mortality and very few post-operative complications, according to the results of a new follow-up study on a series of 897 patients, over a period of 20 years.

Chirurgie de l'obésité - Le Goff Technique

Obesity surgery doomed to fail without treatment of the psychological causes, 80%-90% responsible for the disease

Following surgery, psychological care is essential to prevent relapse

Paris, 23 May 2016 – Surgical treatment for severe or morbid obesity is unlikely to be successful in the medium and long term, if the psychological causes, 80%-90% responsible for the disease are not also treated, says Dr Jean-Yves Le Goff, visceral surgeon specialising in obesity surgery,

Chirurgie de l'obésité - Le Goff Technique

What follow-up after obesity surgery? Why my method has been so successful for 20 years

Post-operative follow-up remains a major issue in obesity surgery. This is the conclusion every year and recently by the National academy of surgery and work by the French society for obesity surgery and metabolic diseases (SOFFCO-MM).

A few weeks ago, the Academy recalled: obesity surgery is not inconsequential (mortality, complications, deficiencies). In seven years,

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Obesity surgery: the unknown health benefits

When everything else has failed to treat severe morbid obesity (98% of cases), bariatric surgery is the last resort.

As such, bariatric surgery is life-saving and not purely aesthetic. While the primary goal is long-lasting excess weight loss, it will also have beneficial effects on the health in general, leading to a decrease or even disappearance of comorbidities,

Should sleeve and bypass procedures still be performed in 2015?

The Le Goff Technique is revolutionising obesity surgery with a reversible gastroplasty method with zero mortality

Paris, 26 June 2015 – A new reversible, adjustable and non-invasive treatment for morbid obesity, the Le Goff Technique, from the name of the surgeon, Jean-Yves Le Goff who developed it, has been shown to be remarkably effective over a period of 20 years,