The goal of bariatric surgery is to facilitate losing weight in an obese patient. There are several procedures that necessitate a protracted period of thinking, thorough diagnostics, and lifelong medical follow-up.
In bariatric surgery, which is also known as obesity surgery, the gastrointestinal system of the patient is altered in order to aid in long-term weight loss. This kind of surgery helps to assimilate less food or lower the amount of food consumed by the human. As a result, the patient will enjoy a high life quality and long-term health preservation and helping him better manage the development of any potentially linked diseases.
The appropriate type of operation is selected according to each case, not all surgeries are the same even though it aims for the same goal.
Longitudinal gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, and calibrated vertical gastroplasty with gastric resection are further names for Gastric sleeves.
Gastric sleeve is a limiting procedure that involves cutting about 2/3 of the stomach, particularly the portion that contains the cells that generate the hormone that increases appetite, ghrelin. The stomach is reduced to a vertical tube after the larger curvature has been removed.
A gastric bypass is a surgical procedure used in obesity surgery to reduce the size of the stomach leaving a small, tubular shape.
This kind of surgery will enable the patient to remove extra weight by reducing the consummation of food resulting in fewer calories being swallowed and making the person feel full faster.
Gastric Botox is one of the painless methods to lose weight which is recommended to people with a minor percentage of extra weight.
This non-surgical method works on postponing stomach emptying by injecting Botox into specific locations on the belly which relaxes the walls of the stomach.
The gastric balloon is a procedure that involves inserting a balloon into the patient’s stomach after which it is inflated with liquid.
The gastric balloon will decrease appetite, enhance satiety, and lower daily power consumption.
You will be urged to follow a liquid diet before surgery to help protect your stomach from swelling.