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Gastric Banding Surgery
A band is placed through small incisions in the abdomen and is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The resulting "new stomach" created so that it can only accept a small fraction of the amount of food. The band has a balloon from the inside that is adjustable and can reduce stoma size, thus prolonging the period of fullness.
Advantages – no cutting, no stapling, calibrated pouch and stoma size, can be adjustable without operation, reversible, 1-2 days hospital stay.
It reduces the size of the stomach so that it takes the shape of sleeve thereby restricting the amount of food that one can eat at a time.
Advantages – stomach reduced without loss of function, eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the hormones ghrelin that stimulates hunger, ideal for morbidly obese personality, 70-80% expected weight loss.
A small stomach pouch is created by stapling part of the stomach and passage of food is altered to create bypass. This leads to less absorption of claries and intolerance to concentrate sweet food.
Advantages – Lose 70-80% of their excess weight within 2 years, resolve co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, heart disease and dyslipidemia very early.
Life after Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery will significantly improve obesity related medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. So, after surgery bariatric surgeon suggests you may need to decrease the dose of medicines or may not require medicines for the same.
Weight loss surgery improves IVF and ICSI fertility and makes childbirth safer for the mother and the baby. We recommend avoiding pregnancy for 18 months.
Weight loss improves your quality of life, stamina and self-esteem.
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