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December 13, 2019 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery

By Vicky Sharma More Blogs by This Author

People who suffer from obesity are quite common these days. This health condition can occur as a result of being overweight, excessive junk food consumption, and lack of physical activities and can result in causing diabetes, heart problems, acidity, high blood pressure in the affected individuals. Many a time, one considers exercising and following a diet to reduce the weight gained, but some of these plans do not give expected output.

Hence to reduce weight medically, one can consider undergoing weight loss surgery or bariatric surgeryinDelhi (Gurgaon/NCR) at Medanta -The Medicity, Gurgaon. This weight loss surgery is done laparoscopically with 3-4 cuts, altering the digestive process to achieve rapid weight loss. The treatment not only helps one reduce fat but improve the quality of their life too. This surgery also results in changed digestion, metabolism, regulates appetite, and sugar composition.

The different types of bariatric or weight loss surgeries that help to achieve desired weight loss, include:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy helps in accelerated weight loss by decreasing the amount of food intake. The process involves removing two-third of the stomach, which restricts overeating. It also helps in decreasing the hunger hormone Ghrelin produced by the stomach. Bariatric sleeve surgery reduces approx 60-70% of the excess body weight.

Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a combination of both limiting and malabsorptive procedures. This surgery involves cutting the stomach to a small pouch and joining it to the small intestine. The process helps in reducing the intake of food and also the absorption too. The surgery is most suited for patients who have uncontrolled diabetes or reflux disease.

Adjustable Gastric Band

The adjustable gastric band treatment involves a hollow and inflatable band. The band is composed of silicon rubber, which is placed encompassing the stomach creating a small pouch. This helps in narrowing the passage to the rest of the stomach.

Fact: The size of the band can be adjusted by altering the quantity of fluid in the band.

Bariatric surgery is less painful and results in low wound infection rate. Apart from that, bariatric surgery also has advantages such as:

  • Minimization of reflux disease.
  • No back pain and disk disease.
  • Cures asthma.
  • Resolves high blood pressure.
  • Helps in treating PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
  • Improves heart health.

The surgery is performed by Dr. Vikas Singhal, a renowned and experienced bariatric surgeon. He specializes in laparoscopic bariatric & metabolic surgery, laparoscopic gastric surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and intra-operative endoscopy.

To know more about the bariatricsurgery treatment and its costin Gurgaon (Delhi/NCR), one can visit Medanta- The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon.



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