The Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at SUHRC deals with managing and treating disorders related to the excessive body fat of the body. The department is focused on providing comprehensive care to the patients by remaining at the forefront of the technology in the ever- evolving Bariatric spaces.
People living with obesity face widespread weight bias and discrimination. Add to this the risk of countless additional co-morbidities and you have a dangerous concoction in the pipeline. When diet and exercise don’t seem to produce the results you need, Bariatric Surgery can help you achieve your healthy weight loss goals and sustained lifestyle changes. Along with stellar medical and surgical care, we offer nutritional education, counselling along with psychological and social support
It is a non-surgical procedure for weight reduction. At SUHRC, we proceed with this surgery using a soft-silicone balloon filled with saline which is placed inside the stomach. This balloon limits the food intake of the patient causing a reduction in overeating. Since the appetite of a patient is greatly reduced a significant weight loss takes place.
There are some instances when an obese person due to the nature of the body is unable to reduce weight by conventional means such as dieting, exercise and weight training. In these kinds of situations, there are surgical ways to reduce weight. One surgical method to remove excess fat from the body is Sleeve Gastrectomy. In this process, the surgeon removes the large portion of the stomach along the great curvature creating a sleeve or tube-like structure.
At SUHRC, we prefer ‘Laparoscopy’ to conduct Sleeve Gastrectomy. In this surgical procedure, small incisions are made in the abdomen of the patient and long instruments are placed through these incisions. The overall surgery takes fifty minutes where two-thirds of the stomach is removed.
The after-effects of the surgery greatly affect the appetite of a patient. Due to the reduction of stomach size, patients eat less that helps them in weight reduction.
Also known as Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), this surgery divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a large lower ‘remnant’ pouch. Apart from that, the intestine is readjusted to connect both the sections.
This method is usually performed laparoscopically by inserting a laparoscope through abdominal incisions. At the end of the laparoscope, a small video camera is attached so as to provide the surgeon with a magnified view of internal organs on a monitor.
In this process, the surgeon utilises 5% of the stomach area to create a small pouch. The remaining area of stomach continues to produce digestive juices along with pancreas, gallbladder and duodenum. The small gastric pouch reduces patient appetite and enables them to eat less.