WHAT IS OBESITY?
When everything else has failed against obesity, bariatric surgery (gastric band, Le Goff Technique, gastric sleeve, bypass surgery) is used as the last resort which will lead to:
As such, bariatric surgery is life-saving and not purely aesthetic. In 2007, the first major reference study (SOS Study) showed that 7 years after bariatric surgery:
In 2014, 45,500 obesity operations were performed in France; a figure that is growing constantly. However, every year, the first three types of operation (gastric band, gastric sleeve, bypass surgery) are shown to be ineffective in the medium to long-term (40 to 50 % of patients regain weight), or lead to a number of post-operative deaths in the first 30 days (113 deaths in 2011) and very high complications and repeat surgery.