Bariatric Or Weight Loss Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, also known as Metabolic Surgery is done on people having a BMI of more than 40. Such morbidly obese people are in the risk category of developing diseases like Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Joints and Back Pain and many other health issues.
When all methods like exercise and diet fail to achieve weight loss then Bariatric Surgery is an option. Evidence suggests that bariatric or weight loss surgery may lower death rates for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery.
Dr Suresh V Sharma
Dr Suresh V Sharma is one of the most distinguished Medical Specialist dealing in the management of all Chronic and Complex Medical and Surgical Problems. Dr. Suresh did Post Graduation in Family Medicine in the year 1984. In a career spanning more than 3 decades, Dr. Vatsyayann has made a significant mark in the General Health of patients spread across several countries
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
The preferred Bariatric Surgery at GNH Hospital is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. GNH Hospital is located at Gurgaon at 20 minutes drive from New Delhi International Airport. The cost of the procedure is USD 6000 and the hospital stay is 4-5 days. The patient would lose almost 30% of the body weight in the next 6-7 months after the surgery. Our Bariatric Team is led by Dr S Vatsyayann and includes Lap Surgeons like Dr Saleem Naik, Dr Avaneesh Hasiza, Dr S.P.Bhanot and Dr Ankur Garg. The team consists of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Weight Loss Experts, Dieticians, Physical Therapists and Cosmetic Surgeons.
Some of the patients require Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery alongwith the Baritric Surgery or at a later date to remove the excess flesh at the tummy. Dr. Shilpi Bhadani, Cosmetic Surgeon at GNH Hospital specializes in this surgery.
Benifits of Weight Loss Surgery
Restrictive surgeries shrink the size of the stomach which reduces the amount of food it can hold. This makes you feel full when eating much sooner than you did before surgery. The established restrictive procedures include:
Adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery)
Intragastric balloon (gastric balloon)
Malabsorptive surgeries rearrange and/or remove part your digestive system which then limits the amount of calories and nutrients that your body can absorb. Treatments with a large malabsorptive component result in the most weight loss. There are no longer any purely malabsorptive operations being performed.
Combination – When surgery combines both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques, it is known as a “combination” procedure (although some surgeons also refer to this type of surgery as malabsorptive). Most types of bariatric surgery carry at least a small element of both components, but the following established surgeries achieve a notable portion of weight loss from each..
Gastric bypass (more malabsorption than the restrictive procedures listed above, but works primarily through restriction)
Duodenal switch (more malabsorption - the sleeve stomach is the restrictive portion and the intestinal bypass (duodenal switch) is the malabsorptive component)
Candidate for Bariatric Surgery
People with Metabolic Diseases like Type 2 Diabetes.
Any person with Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 35.
People having Sleep Apnea.
People having Severe Arthritis.
Acid Reflux Problem.
Diet After Weight Loss Surgery
It's very important to stick to your recommended diet plan after surgery. Diet plans can differ between specialist centres and depend on your individual circumstances. However, most people will be given a plan similar to the ones described below. In the first four weeks after surgery, you'll only be able to drink liquids and eat small amounts of puréed food, such as mashed potato. In weeks four to six, you can have soft food, such as chicken. After six weeks, gradually resume a healthy diet based on eating small amounts of nutritional food.