Bariatric Surgery, or weight loss surgery, is the surgical technique to get rid of obesity.
At ILS Hospitals, most of these procedures are carried out laproscopically to overcome several drawbacks of traditional open surgery.
A silicone band is wrapped around the upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch at the top. This is the only portion of the stomach that holds food and thus, the person feels satiated with a small portion of food. The band can be tightened or loosened as per need to make the pouch smaller and larger, respectively.
It is a temporary method and the band can be removed upon reaching a significant amount of weight loss
It is also known as the Roux-en-Y method. It works on the combined approach. It involves the following steps:
It is a permanent method for effective weight loss.
It is also known as the vertical sleeve gastronomy. It is based on the restriction principle. The stomach is reduced vertically by almost 60-70 percent, the thinner tube-like stomach pouch is stapled to stay connected between the oesophagus and small intestine.