What is Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery?
Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery:
Diet and Exercise often fail to treat people with extreme and excessive obesity effectively. Bariatric /weight loss/obesity surgery is performed to help such individuals lose weight. Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) aims to restrict food intake due to hormonal effects and decrease the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines. A reduction in the amount of calorie absorbed enables patients to lose weight and reduce obesity-related health risks like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, infertility problem, sleeping disorders and more. Study suggests that bariatric surgery may lower death rates for patients suffering from severe obesity, especially when combined with healthy eating and lifestyle after surgery. The cost of the weight loss surgery is very less compared to America and Europe, even though the treatment offered is same and meets the global standard.
The team of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Aakash Healthcare is considered as one of the best hospitals for laparoscopic bariatric surgery in Delhi and has the best laparoscopic/bariatric/ surgeons in Dwarka ,Delhi. The highly skilled team at Aakash Healthcare is committed to providing surgical excellence and best outcomes. The team efforts, hard work and dedication towards work have made us one of the favourite healthcare destinations for weight loss/Bariatric surgery in Dwarka, Delhi and India.
Types of Bariatric Surgeries:-
Various types of bariatric surgeries can be performed. Most bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic these days compared to open surgery as it requires less extensive cuts, causes relatively minimal tissue damage, leads to minimal post-operative complications, and allow early discharge from the hospital.
Three types of operations are:-
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
- Mini gastric bypass
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)/Gastric bypass surgery
Who requires Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is not suggested to every patient who is severely overweight. A patient has to meet some medical guidelines to qualify for weight-loss surgery. These include:
- Body Mass Index is 37 or higher (extreme obesity).
- BMI is 32 to 36.5(obesity), and have serious weight-related health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea(a sleep disorder that happens when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep). In some cases, a patient may qualify for certain weight-loss surgery if BMI is <32 and you have serious weight-related health disorders.
Which type of Bariatric Surgery is best for you?
It depends on your specific situation. Doctors take many factors into account, including body mass index (BMI), eating habits, other health disorders, any previous surgeries, and the risk factors involved with each procedure.
Diet post-bariatric Surgery:-
Post- surgery, the patient generally is on specific diet for a week. The diet generally begins with liquid diets and then followed by soft foods and regular food.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery:-
Bariatric surgeries can provide long-term weight loss. The weight loss post surgery depends on your type of surgery and change in lifestyle habits. It is possible to lose half, or even more of your excess fat within 3-6months. Bariatric surgery not only helps to lose weight but also improve or resolve conditions related to being overweight, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Osteoarthritis (joint pain)
- Surgery may also improve an individual’s ability to perform routine daily activities which further enhances the quality of life.
What are the risk factors of Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery includes some potential health risks, both in the short term and long term.
Common risk factors associated with the surgical procedure can include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Adverse reactions to anaesthesia
- Blood clots
- Lung or breathing problems
- Leaks in the gastrointestinal system
- Death (rare)
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