Obesity & Bariatric Surgical Procedures
Bariatric Surgical Procedures are recommended for those who suffer from obesity and have a tough time losing weight. With this procedure, the specialist will decide the stomach’s size by removing a portion of it or even reducing a particular part. In some cases, the doctor may connect the small intestines directly to the stomach using a small pouch. This procedure is known as Gastric Bypass.
Weight loss surgery
Today, many people opt for different types of weight loss surgeries based on their needs. This form of weight loss treatment consists of different kinds of surgeries based on weight gain problems the patient has. After the surgery, the patient needs to make many lifestyle changes and recommend a special diet to prevent weight gain.
Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that helps a person to lose weight. This procedure also allows the small intestine and stomach to handle the digestion process the way they should be. After a person undergoes this kind of surgery, the digestion process improves, and they start eating small quantities of food. In simple terms, you can also say that this surgery reduces the size of the stomach.
Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric band surgery is known to be one of the most effective treatments for obesity. In this surgery, an adjustable silicone band is placed using a laparoscope around the upper stomach—the motive behind doing this is to reduce the intake of food at the given time.
AKA LAGB or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, a band or lap band, is placed around the stomach’s top portion. This helps to decrease the intake of food, which in turn helps in losing weight. The lap band surgery is often recommended for people who have a BMI or Body Mass Index of 40 and above. This surgery also helps treat various medical conditions like hypertension, GERD, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and sleep apnea that are caused by obesity.
Known to be a minimally invasive surgery; Endoscopic surgery is done to diagnose and/or treat various diseases. Through this procedure, the doctor makes small incisions in the body to insert a scope. In some cases, the doctor may also use the body’s natural openings like the mouth while inserting the scope.