Safety

Safety

All bariatric procedures can be performed safer by Dr. Raftopoulos than in the best US Universities. Table 1 compares Dr. Raftopoulos’ results with those of a very important peer reviewed publication.
 
Table 1: Comparison of 30-day outcomes of Dr. Raftopoulos and the LABS study (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery)
 
 


Dr. Raftopoulos

N=1,226

LABS Study1

N=2,975

Μean age (years)

43.1

43.6

Mean BMI (Kg/m2)

46.2

46.9

% Men

18.5%

17.9%

Mortality from surgical causes

0%

0.2%

% Venous blood clots

0.21%

0.4%

> 30 hospital stay

0%

0.4%

Re-operation

0.76%

5.4%


The LABS study is the most important study that has been published in the area of bariatric surgery. It was sponsored by the USA National Institutes of Health and it was conducted in top US universities such as New York Cornell University, Columbia University of New York, University of Pittsburgh in which Dr. Raftopoulos contributed some patients, University of Oregon Health Sciences and University of Washington. The study was published in one of the most prestigious medical journals: New England Journal of Medicine 2009;361(5):445-454. As you can see Dr. Raftopoulos’ results are better than those of the LABS study.
 
Table 2 shows Dr. Raftopoulos’ 30-day complications per type of procedure. The table shows that Dr. Raftopoulos provides a unique safety with a less than 1% possibility for complications!
 
Type of procedure
Leak
Bleeding
Blockage
Blood clots
Gastric Bypass
0
0.76%
0.95%
0.38%
Gastric Sleeve
0
0
0
0
Gastric Band
0
0
0
0
Revision
0
1.66%
0
0
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