Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery is a weight loss surgery usually performed for individuals dealing with Obesity. Bariatric surgeons have access to substantial body of clinical data that support the use of surgery as a safe and effective weight loss treatment when other methods have failed.

It includes a variety of processes and procedures like Gastric Band, Endoscopic Balloon Placement, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass and Redo Bariatric Surgery.

A. Gastric Band

Gastric Banding is a surgical treatment to treat obesity. It is a minimally invasive, quick, reversible and adjustable surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach to reduce food intake. It is done by placing an inflatable band around the top of the stomach, which results in a person feels fuller with less food. Post surgery it is necessary to follow a strict liquid diet, with gradual inclusion of soft diet. The procedure can result in significant weight loss if followed religiously. The gastric band is fitted by the surgeon under general anesthesia.

B. Balloon

The gastric Balloon is a nonsurgical revolutionary alternative for patients who have failed diet attempts or have a lifestyle that restricts them to undergo any physical exercise. The balloon creates a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without feeling hungry.

The patient swallows a capsule containing a deflated balloon, connected to a hollow plastic tube. Once in the stomach the balloon is filled with fluid and the tube is detached from the balloon and removed from the mouth. The balloon stays in the stomach for three to twelve months after which it is removed. It is a good way to lose 10 to 15% of total body weight.

C. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is performed for people who are excessively obese and have serious health problem. The surgeon removes a part of the stomach and creates a sleeve or tube out of the rest. The new banana shaped stomach is much smaller in size and make the person feel fuller quickly and helps him eat less. The surgery does not have any effect on the natural movement of food and allows essential vitamins and nutrients to be fully absorbed.

In clinical studies patients lost an average of 55% of their excess weight, and have shown to help resolve type2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, and high cholesterol.

The surgeon will explain about the possible risk factors and post operation care.

D. Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a weight-loss surgery in which a small pouch is created in the stomach and connected directly to the small intestine. Post surgery the swallowed food with go to the pouch and then directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine. This will help in reducing the absorption of calorie intake considerably. Gastric bypass is done when all other methods of weight loss have failed and you are at a risk of serious health condition.

The patient may have to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for weight-loss surgery which might include an extensive screening process. The patient must also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle.

The surgeon will explain about the possible risk factors and post operation care.

E. Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini gastric bypass procedure is a minimally invasive, short, simple, and successful laparoscopic weight loss surgery. In this procedure 2 to 7 feet of intestines are bypassed, unlike the Gastric bypass which completely bypasses the small intestines.

This surgery consumes less time, is simpler and has lower chances of complications, and is now being preferred by many surgeons.

The surgeon will explain about the possible risk factors and post operation care.

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