By Health Trip Blog Published on - 11 November - 2022

Things you need to know about Bariatric and metabolic surgery

Obesity is one of the root causes of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, acid reflux, GERD, hypertension hypothyroidism etc Some of the diseases could be life threatening and require immediate medical attention in order for survival. There are many cases in which the individuals, despite following a particular diet and exercise, are not able to lose enough weight. In such conditions if the person is suffering from any chronic disease such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, they require immediate weight loss. Bariatric surgery and metabolic surgery plays a vital role in such conditions in which a patient loses a considerable amount of weight and is able to maintain it. Surgery that helps in weight loss is usually known as bariatric or metabolic surgery. It is also a term which is given to a group of surgery that helps in effective weight loss. Individuals who have a body mass index or BMI above 40 are considered as obese and are vulnerable to diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Bariatric surgery helps such individuals who struggle to lose weight and it helps to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. There are several types of weight loss surgery; some of which might include:

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Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most common types of weight loss surgery in which a part of the stomach is removed. Such kind of surgery is done with the help of modern laparoscopic techniques in which smaller incisions are made. The laparoscope consists of a small camera which is attached to its one end; this helps in visualization of internal organs on a huge monitor screen. This helps in performing the surgery with absolute precision.

Gastric band surgery is also very common gastric surgery in which a band is placed around the stomach that decreases its size. This makes the person feel fuller while having a small quantity of food.

Gastric bypass surgery is another type of surgery in which the top part of the stomach is joined to the small intestine that bypasses most of the stomach and the small intestine. As a result the person feels fuller and does not assimilate and absorb as many calories from the food as before.

Why is it required?

As discussed earlier, gastric or metabolic surgeries are done in order to help a person who suffers from excessive weight. By losing weight one reduces the risk of life threatening diseases that follow with obesity. Disease that causes risk of life due to obesity include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pcod and Pcos
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Prone to fracture
  • Thyroid issue
  • Acid reflux
  • Indigestion
  • Breathing issues

Risks of having bariatric surgery:

Generally, every surgery comes with some other risk factor along with it, similarly bariatric surgery also poses some health risks but most of them are manageable. Some of the associated health risk with the procedure might include:

  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Lung related issues
  • Excessive pain
  • Leakage in the gastrointestinal system
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Ulcers
  • Acid reflux
  • Hernias
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irregularity in bowel movement
  • Gallstones
  • Low blood sugar
  • Malnutrition

How can we help with the treatment?

If you are looking for Bariatric and metabolic surgery in India then be assured as our team will assist you and guide you through the entire process of your medical treatment.

The following will be provided to you:

  • Expert general surgeon, physician and doctors
  • Transparent communication
  • Coordinated assistance
  • Prior appointments with specialists and follow up queries
  • Assistance with medical tests
  • Assistance in follow up queries
  • Assistance with hospital formalities
  • 24*7 availability
  • Assistance with therapies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Travel arrangements
  • Assistance for accommodation and healthy recovery
  • Assistance in emergencies

Our team offers you one of the highest quality of health trips and one of the best after care for our patients. Further, we have a team of dedicated health personnel who are always available and ready to assist you throughout your medical journey.