Each form of weight loss surgery has its own set of benefits and risks. Surgery that is performed laparoscopically, however, has a number of advantages over traditional open surgery. Some of these benefits include less post-operative pain, smaller scars, faster discharge from the hospital, and an easier return to normal activities. If you are considering a weight loss procedure, we recommend that you come in for a consultation with Dr Dolan so that you can discuss any concerns you might have. Dr Dolan will also be able to provide you with all the information you need and help determine which weight loss surgery suits you best.
Obesity is one of the biggest contributing factors for the development of sleep apnoea, and because weight loss surgery effectively treats obesity, it can also be helpful in preventing and managing sleep apnoea. It is important to note, however, that sleep apnoea can also affect individuals who are not overweight, so weight loss surgery will not necessarily resolve the issue. If you suffer from sleep apnoea, you may still need specific treatment for the condition even after you have reached a healthy body weight.