Weight loss surgery options
About 95 percent of bariatric surgeries at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, meaning a surgeon inserts instruments through several small incisions. Rarely do Ohio State surgeons perform open bariatric surgery.
Each person is different, and choosing a surgery type will depend on your medical history, lifestyle and nutritional habits. Once you begin meeting with our experts, having open and honest discussions with them can provide you with all necessary information to choose a procedure that fits your needs.
Minimally invasive surgery features several benefits over open surgery:
- less pain after surgery
- less noticeable scars
- fewer wound complications
- shorter recovery times
- less skin and muscle tissue trauma
- earlier mobility
- shorter hospital stays