Are you overweight? Tried all options and still not able to reduce weight? Tired of dieting and strenuous activities?
Do you want to reduce weight quickly and get rid of obesity? If yes, bariatric surgery can help you.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
All surgeries which are carried out in the obese individual to reduce their body weight and correct body mass index is called bariatric surgery.
When should you go for Bariatric Surgery?
Failed medical management to reduce the weight is a major indication in almost all cases. It is carried out for those with BMI more than 40. But with recent advances and safe surgical practice and experience, it is now emerging for BMI from 35 to 40 without other comorbidities and even for BMI of 30 to 35 for those with comorbidities.
Types of Bariatric Surgery:
There are various classifications based on the type of procedure patient undergo to reduce weight. There are more than 20 various procedures which can be carried out. Every procedure has some advantages and some disadvantage of variable weight loss post surgery.
The type of procedure suitable for an individual will be decided by surgeons who are trained in bariatric surgery after a thorough assessment. The types of procedure are blocking procedure, restrictive procedures and mixed.
In blocking procedures the absorption process is altered with a partial reduction in the size of the stomach. The procedures include biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), jejunal bypass and endoluminal sleeve etc.
In restrictive procedures vertical banded gastroplasty, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, intragastric balloon, stomach folding etc. are included.
Mixed procedures include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch and implantable gastric stimulation etc.
- Once you confirm the decision to undergo procedure we will assess you with the team of expert doctors and will optimize your comorbidities like diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic abnormalities if any.
- Then we will prepare you for the procedure and pre-operation precautions. After this one will undergo the surgical procedure and recovery in postoperative care.
- There will be gradual weight loss post operation and will require a period of monitoring. The estimated weight loss will be achieved over 90% of individuals and chances of side effects are minimal due to recent advances and better monitoring facilities.
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