Perhaps the most important benefits are decreased risk of co-mobidities, or conditions caused by morbid obesity. When patients undergo this procedure and lose excess weight, they may experience relief from symptoms associated with obesity, including diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis and edema. As the procedure is done laparoscopically, there is a lower risk of post-surgery complications.
Other significant benefits include:
- Shorter operating time
- Less rerouting of the intestines
- Technically easier for the surgeon