Scars Matter: The Importance of Incision Decisions in Bariatric Patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study aims to determine if cosmetic outcomes play an important role for patients undergoing bariatric surgery, when considering a surgical approach. A video-animation describing open, conventional laparoscopic, and reduced incision magnetic assisted surgery was shown. The patient's perceptions of the surgical approaches were recorded using an anonymous survey. Fifty-one patients completed the survey. The median age was 45 (IQR: 36-51), and 38 (74.5%) were women. Cosmesis was found to be an important factor (77%) for selecting a surgical approach. Ninety percent of the patients believe that reduced incision magnet-assisted surgery provides superior cosmesis. Cosmetic results may play a determinant role when choosing a surgical approach.

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Cited Authors

  • Narvaez C, A; Ortega, C; Davalos, G; Welsh, LK; Jara, RD; Perez, JE; Chtchetinin, J; Lee, H-J; Garzon, N; Friedman, K; Jain-Spangler, K; Portenier, D; Guerron, AD

Published Date

  • April 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1611 - 1615

PubMed ID

  • 31811624

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1708-0428

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11695-019-04251-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States