Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

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  • Recovery Time: 4-6 months
  • Hospitalization Days: 1-3 days
  • Chances of Recurrence: Low
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Bariatric Surgery

For patients who are obese or significantly overweight, bariatric surgery is an option. Bariatric surgery aims to help these patients lose weight by decreasing their stomach size or changing how their bodies absorb nutrients. Bariatric surgery is typically recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, as well as for those with a BMI of 35 or higher who also have additional weight-related health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Types of Bariatric Surgery Procedures

There are several different bariatric surgery procedures, each with benefits and risks. Here are some of the most common types:
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery:

    One of the most popular kinds of bariatric surgery is gastric bypass. During this treatment, a tiny pouch is formed at the top of the stomach and joined straight to the small intestine. This bypasses a large chunk of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine, restricting the quantity of food that the body can consume and absorb.

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy:

    Another common form of bariatric surgery is sleeve gastrectomy. A tiny, tube-shaped stomach is left behind. During this procedure, a sizeable portion of the stomach is removed treatment. This limits the quantity of food that may be consumed and lowers the hormones that trigger hunger.

  • Gastric Banding:

    Gastric banding is one less invasive type of bariatric surgery. A band that may be adjusted is wrapped above the band, forming a little pouch around the upper part of the stomach. You can gradually tighten the band to restrict the amount of food that is eaten.

  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

    A more complex bariatric surgery is called duodenal switch biliopancreatic diversion. Like a sleeve gastrectomy, a sizable stomach section is removed during this treatment. The amount of food the body can absorb is decreased, though, as the small intestine is reorganized to allow food to bypass most of it.

  • When is Bariatric Surgery Required?

    When a person is significantly obese and has a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, bariatric surgery is necessary.
  • It is also advised for those with co-occurring medical disorders such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or heart disease who have a BMI of 35 or above.

  • Bariatric surgery is considered a last resort option for weight loss after other non-surgical methods have failed.

  • The surgery is performed to help individuals lose weight, improve their overall health and quality of life, and reduce the risk of obesity-related health complications.

  • How to Prepare for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Consult a bariatric surgeon to determine if the surgery is right for you.

  • Complete all pre-operative testing and medical evaluations to ensure you are healthy for surgery.

  • To help your body get ready for the procedure and lower your chance of complications, stick to a rigorous pre-operative diet and exercise schedule.

  • Before the procedure, give up alcohol and quit smoking for at least two weeks.

  • Arrange for someone to take you to and from the hospital on the day of the surgery.

  • Arrange any essential medical equipment and create a comfortable resting place in your house to aid your recovery.

  • Arrange for someone to assist you with everyday tasks like cleaning, cooking, and bathing while healing.

  • Keep up with your surgeon's post-operative follow-up appointments to track your recovery and ensure you're healing appropriately.

  • What Happens before Bariatric Surgery?

  • Consultation:

    The first step before undergoing bariatric surgery is to consult with a specialized bariatric surgeon. To assess the patient's suitability for the operation, the patient's medical history will be examined by the surgeon, present state of health, and weight loss objectives during this consultation.

  • Pre-operative testing:

    Once the patient has been approved for bariatric surgery, they must undergo several pre-operative tests and evaluations, including blood work, imaging scans, and psychological assessment.

  • Weight loss requirements:

    In some cases, patients may need to lose a certain amount before undergoing bariatric surgery. This is typically done to reduce the risk of complications during the operation.

  • Dietary adjustments:

    To prepare for surgery, patients must make considerable dietary adjustments before the procedure. This may include following a low-calorie diet or eliminating certain foods from their diet.

  • Quitting smoking:

    To lower the risk of problems, smokers must stop at least two weeks before surgery.

  • Education:

    Patients will also receive education on what to expect during and after the surgery and any necessary lifestyle changes they will need to make to maintain their weight loss goals.

  • What Happens During Bariatric Surgery?

  • Anesthesia:

    General anesthesia is used during bariatric surgery, meaning the patient will be unconscious the entire time.

  • Incision:

    To get to the stomach and intestines, the abdomen will have several small incisions made by the surgeon.

  • Procedure:

    There are several bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. The procedure will depend on the patient's needs and weight loss goals.

  • Recuperation:

    Following the surgery, the patient will be brought to a recovery area to come out of the anesthesia. They will typically need to stay in the hospital for a few days to ensure no complications.

  • Lifestyle changes:

    Following bariatric surgery, patients must modify their lifestyle significantly to continue losing weight. This can entail sticking to a particular diet, getting more exercise, and regularly seeing their surgeon for follow-up sessions.

  • Loss of Weight:

    Bariatric surgery is a successful weight-loss technique, and patients should anticipate losing a substantial amount of weight in the months following the operation. But it's important to keep in mind that surgery is not a magic bullet and that long-term success requires a commitment to lifestyle changes.

  • Methods/Techniques used for performing Bariatric Surgery

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery:

    During this treatment, the surgeon makes a little pouch at the top of the stomach and links it straight to the small intestine. This limits the quantity of food consumed and decreases the rate at which calories and nutrients are absorbed.

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery:

    A tiny, sleeve-shaped stomach is left behind after the physician removes a significant section of the stomach during this treatment. This limits the quantity of food consumed and lowers the stomach's production of hunger hormones.

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery:

    During this surgery, the surgeon creates a band above the band around the upper portion of the stomach. This slows down the food's travel through the stomach and limits the amount eaten.

  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery

    During this treatment, the small intestine is rerouted to attach directly to the remaining stomach after removing a substantial section of the stomach. This limits the quantity of food that can be consumed and decreases the rate at which calories and nutrients are absorbed.

  • Post Procedure details

    After the surgery, the patient is usually monitored in the hospital for a few days. For the first several weeks, before gradually introducing solid foods, it is recommended to follow a liquid or pureed diet. Patients are advised to maintain their weight loss by eating a balanced diet and exercising frequently.

    Risks and Complications Associated with Bariatric Surgery

  • Bleeding

  • Infection

  • Blood clots

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia

  • Dumping syndrome

  • Malnutrition

  • Bowel obstruction

  • Gallstones

  • Ulcers

  • Stricture

  • Hernia

  • Spleen injury

  • Conclusion:

    Bariatric surgery could prove to be a beneficial alternative for obese individuals who have failed to reduce their weight through traditional methods. To decide if having bariatric surgery is the best course of action, you must understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type of bariatric surgery procedure and work closely with a medical specialist.

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    DisclaimerThe cost of bariatric surgery depends on the following factors: the city, the hospital that is selected, the complexity of the procedure and the room chosen by the patient. The price range mentioned here is an approximation of the surgery cost; Bajaj Finserv Health does not claim that these prices are an exact estimate. For exact information about surgery charges, it is best inquire at the selected hospital.