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Welcome, our website is changing! On one hand, it continues to deliver information about the state of the art in bariatrics, as well as novelties. On the other hand, it brings details on our bariatric center in the north of Lyon, France.

Bariatric surgery with a single trocar offers a real advantage!
Surgery with a single incision (so called SILS method: "Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery") is often possible
European centers of excellence in bariatric surgery
A European initiative has been recently implemented regarding Obesity surgery
Non invasive methods in bariatric surgery - 3
- Procedures with stapling : Whereas the gastric balloon is widely used, endoscopic stapling is a confidential and experimental method. A study has been launched in the USA (FDA), while pilot centers are operating in Mexico and Belgium. Preliminary results are acceptable, but should be improved...
Non invasive methods in bariatric surgery - 4
Now let's focus on the lessons we can take from the outside of bariatric surgery...
Non invasive methods in bariatric surgery (part 5)
Ist International Symposium on Non Invasive Bariatric Techniques
After a rapid growth period, bariatric surgery has been entering a plateau phase.
Two new and attractive operations are now available in France

- Surgical Gastric plication (Laparoscopic Greater Curve Plication or LGCP)
- Endoscopic Plication: A selective restriction is achieved through natural orifice
Polyclinique Lyon Nord center, France
Information: acron@polyclinique-rillieux.fr
Our choices have been the following:

- A deliberate orientation towards new technologies, designed for motivated patients willing to proceed with promising and minimally aggressive techniques.
- A multi-disciplinary approach including diet-counselling, physical exercise, etc.
- An absolute respect for the patient's wishes: once the information process has been completed, the vast majority of patients are in a position to make a sound choice among current surgical techniques on display, i.e. at the moment laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass (whether the "typical bypass= Roux-en-Y bypass, or the so called "mini-bypass"= omega loop bypass). The benefit/risk ratio, potential post-operative complications, side effects, possible necessity of supplements and vitamines are explained in details.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomie has become the operation of choice worldwide, and it is no surpise the majority of obese patients are asking for it nowadays. Likewise in our center.
- After surgery, we provide for: aesthetic cares, plastic reconstructive surgery.
Robotic system and bariatric surgery
Robotic is a recent advance in surgery, particularly in video-assisted mini-invasive surgical procedures requiring manual sutures. Indeed using stitches and manipulating sewing intruments can be greatly facilitated by a robotic system. One of the first promising fields has been heart surgery (coronary bypass). Different procedures have been attempted in laparoscopic abdominal surgery with a robotic system, and recently gastro-jejunal bypass.
Adolescents an bariatric surgery
The obesity figures in the adult population worldwide are unsettling, but not only. 17% of American adolescents suffer from overweight, and 4% are obese, from which unfortunately 80% will remain so later on.
Sweet-eaters and surgery
The set of bariatric operations that are currently proposed require strict environmental conditions in order to achieve success in terms of weight-loss, resolution of comorbidities, and improvement of the quality of life.