Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery for Obese and Overweight:

It has been noticed in the last couple of decades that weight loss or bariatric surgery has been continually refined to improve the results and minimize the risks of obesity. All the bariatric surgeons have access to a substantial body of a clinical data that supports the use of surgery as a safe and impactful weight loss treatment, when all the other methods of exercise, diet and fitness programs gets failed.

When compared to all other weight loss methods, weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery offers the longest period of sustained weight loss in people who or overweight or obese, whereas all other therapies have failed to improvise the weight. Studies say that Bariatric or Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve many other health related problems like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Almost all the patients who had bariatric surgery has progressed improvements in their quality of life, social engagements, psychological well-being, employment opportunities, self confidence and economic conditions.

Surgical Treatment Options for Obesity

Gastric Banding Surgery: An inflatable silicon band is used in creating an Hourglass structore of the stomach. This weight loss procedure may lead to about 39% of the excess weight being reduced within 18 months after the surgery.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery: This weight loss surgical procedure is one of the most safest of all the procedure. In this procedure the 80% of the stomach is stapled and removed which causes weight loss restriction in food intake and early satiety, due to loss of hunger producing hormones.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass surgery is known as a gold standard procedure. In this procedure, a small 15 to 20 cc gastric pouch is created at the top of the stomach, which helps in consuming less food. The small intestine is connected to the pouch and rerouted. Food bypasses the lower stomach, the first segment of the small intestine (duodenum) and part of the second segment (jejunum). A direct connection is created from the stomach to the lower segment of the small intestine, literally bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients.

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Gastric Balloon: This procedure is performed with an endoscope and takes approximately 15 minutes. A balloon filled with saline is placed inside the stomach cavity. This makes stomach feel full with small quantity of food, helps in weight loss and also prevents piling on additional weight. Balloon can be removed in just few minutes with endoscope after 6 months.

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Gastric Imbrication: The stomach is folded and sutured in this method to reduce the size. The surgery is reversible and offers the benefits of Gastric Sleeve while being reversible, similar to Gastric Band.

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Mini Bypass Surgery: Mini Bypass/ Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery (MGB) is a Procedure that is performed for weight loss, and is short, simple, successful and inexpensive technique.

Mini Gastric Bypass Procedure:  Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) Surgery Involves creation of a long narrow tube of the stomach along its right border, the lesser curvature. A loop of the small gut is brought up and hooked to this tube at about 180cms from the start of the intestine.

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