Stanford University researchers say that a new type of minimally invasive surgery for weight loss may be safer than a traditional open gastric bypass surgery.
The study, which was published in the Chicago Tribune, found that patients who underwent minimally invasive surgeries suffered from fewer complications such as infections and bleeding. Healing times were also faster and the costs of surgery were lower than other types of surgery. This is good news not only for obese patients seeking weight-loss surgery but also for the medical community.
Surgeries with fewer complications can cut down on the amount of medical care a person may receive, which in turn, cuts down their risk of medical malpractice. On the other hand, it is important to remember that all surgeries, whether invasive or not, come with risks and that mistakes may still occur. It is important to weigh the risks and benefits of a surgery and to seek a second opinion to see if non-surgical options are available for your condition.
If you were the victim of a surgical error that may have been prevented, contact Mellino Law Firm for a free case evaluation at (440) 333-3800.