Bariatric surgery is a specialty aimed at helping patients lose weight by making changes to their digestive system. The most common bariatric surgical procedures are gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve and adjustable gastric banding. During these procedures, one of the most common patient positions in the surgical table is lithotomy with reverse Trendelenburg.
In order to help ensure both patient safety and surgeon accessibility during procedures, bariatric surgical table accessories are used to maintain proper patient positioning. Split leg positioners are often used as they provide mid-line access to the patient with independent controls for full abduction/adduction as well as high and low lithotomy positioning. Other common bariatric table accessories include a fluid collection system, foot extension, table extenders and knee restraint straps. Browse available bariatric accessories for STERIS operating room tables.