Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Weight Loss Surgery - Start Dreaming about a Slim You

Weight loss surgery is a major life-changing option for people with obesity, excessive weight. The person with excessive weight can’t reduce their weight only by diet or exercise and they need bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) to lead a normal life.

Weight loss surgery cause reduction of weight by limiting the quantity of food the stomach can carry, causing abnormal absorption of nutrients., or by a combining both gastric restriction and malabsorption. It may also cause hormonal changes.

Common bariatric surgery procedures are:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Band surgery
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS).

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A banana-shaped section of the stomach that is closed with staples is formed by removing the 80% of the stomach in sleeve gastrectomy. The new banana-shaped stomach carries a small amount of food than the normal stomach. Hence, it helps to reduce the food quantity.

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass is already known as a Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass. It is considered as the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. The surgeon staples stomach, forming a small pouch in the upper part. It makes the stomach much smaller, so when eating food feel full sooner. Next, the small intestine cuts and joins with the stomach pouch. Food then bypasses most of the stomach and small intestine, so body imbibes small calorie.

Gastric band surgery

By employing a ring with an inner inflatable band around the top of the stomach tiny pouch creates. This makes feel full after eating a small quantity of food. The band has a circular balloon filled with salt solution, the doctor can regulate the area of the opening from the pouch to the rest of stomach by injecting or removing this solution through a device called ‘port’ placed beneath the skin.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch is a procedure with two segments. A smaller, tube-shaped stomach pouch is created by detaching a portion of the stomach. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed.  When eating food it goes through newly created tubular stomach pouch and empties straight into the last segment of the small intestine.

Dr.Deepak Varma is a leading bariatric surgeon in Kochi. He is currently working in Aster Medicity. Aster Medicity providing thebest weight loss treatment kochi.


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