Bariatric surgery is the treatment of obesity by means of surgical procedures. Obesity is a rising medical problem and lifestyle disease that makes one susceptible to heart diseases, diabetes, sleep apnea and other chronic problems. Bariatric surgery, often dubbed as rapid weight loss, reduces the secondary health hazards considerably. Obesity wreaks havoc on a person's, physical, social, psychological and emotional health. With the right bariatric surgery one can again get back to healthy living keeping in mind the precautionary after surgery advice.
Even though prevention is always better than cure, sometimes surgery becomes essential for obese people. The bariatric surgeons at the Apollo Group of hospitals are highly renonwned and have treated many complicated cases. In fact, one of the specialties of the hospital is diagnosis and treatment of obesity by bariatric surgery.
Surgical Treatment for Obesity
There are a number of bariatric surgeries to choose from. These will be explained to you by the doctor, and based on your case and preferences or level of comfort, you and your surgeon can choose one among the most popular bariatric surgical procedures:
-Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic surgeries have gained ground to treat obesity. Gastric Bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is a very commonly used bariatric surgery that helps people loose weight. The surgery refashions the stomach into a small pouch and bypasses to the small intestine. This surgery limits your intake of food and gives a feeling of fullness. One eats less as the capacity to consume decreases, and as a result one looses weight. This surgical method has been effectively used but patients are always advised to discuss with their doctors before finalizing on this surgery.
The Lap-Band or Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery entails reduced risk than Gastric Bypass. Instead of bypassing the stomach, a balloon like band is stapled around the stomach to produce a smaller upper pouch. This makes the patient feel full after a small meal. Through a tiny hole in the stomach the balloon like device is inserted and then inflated to limit the capacity of the stomach. The patient according to his needs can adjust the bandís tightening it. This is an attractive alternative for most of the patients wishing to reduce weight through surgical procedures.
After the Surgery
-Bariatric surgery not only reduces weight significantly but minimizes a number of other health problems associated with it.
-Bariatric surgery is not just for overweight people but also for those who are unable to shed weight through dieting due to some reason or the other. These may include hormonal imbalances, slow metabolism, muscular weakness, inability to exercise, and more. After the surgery one should be cautious about the quantity as well as the quality of food one eats and one should strive to maintain his or her ideal weight.
Dr A.K. Kriplani
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|1) Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
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