Obesity is a major health risk. It can lead to many cardiovascular diseases, high blood sugar or diabetes, high blood pressure, trouble in your bones and joints due to excessive weight, sleep apnea, gallstones and even a contributing factor to some cancers. Bariatric Surgery includes a series of surgical procedures that involve making changes to the digestive system to help people lose weight. Bariatric surgery provides a safe and comparatively, long-term solution for weight loss.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
There are a few types of procedures for weight loss surgery. They are:
- Lap Band: A surgical procedure to lose weight, here, a silicone band is wrapped around a part of the stomach to create a smaller food pouch. The food eaten is then stored in this smaller pouch. The band can be adjusted to make the pouch bigger or smaller as per the requirements. This band can be removed after achieving the desired weight loss.
- Gastric Sleeve: Here, the stomach is reduced by 60-70% vertically. It is also known as the vertical sleeve gastronomy. The thinner stomach which is like a tube is stapled to be connected to the esophagus and small intestine.
- Gastric Bypass: Gastric Bypass is a slightly more complicated method, also known as the Roux-en-Y method. It involves creating a smaller pouch out of the stomach by stapling it and using the rest of the stomach to digest enzymes. Along with it, the small intestine is cut to a certain length and then connected to the smaller stomach so that lesser nutrients are absorbed.
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery
When it comes to weight loss, laparoscopic bariatric surgery is a highly effective way to lose weight for the morbidly obese. Other than losing weight, it also has many other benefits like improved cardiovascular health, better body image which leads to a healthier mood, reduces or eliminates obstructive sleep apnea, provides relief to the joints and improves fertility among women. It also alleviates as well as prevents other medical conditions like complications in pregnancy, gallbladder diseases, etc.
For people with a BMI above 35 and serious health issues, bariatric surgery is ideal for permanent weight loss and to improve your health. ILS Hospitals, a multi-specialty hospital that is renowned for safe Bariatric Cares urgery under the guidance of Dr. Om Tantia, with 32 years of experience. He is also accredited as “Surgeon Of Excellence” by SRC. The Bariatric Care division is ideal place to get a safe surgery done without worrying about your health and side effects. The Pioneers in Laparoscopic Surgery, ILS Hospitals have 4 branches in the city out of which the Salt Lake branch has the Bariatric Care division. For any queries, consultations or to know more, visit www.ilshospitals.com.