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Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatrics is all about causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Bariatric surgery calls for the support of experienced bariatric and plastic surgeons.This is the best answer for ‰ÛÏhow to lose weight fast?‰

Weight loss can be achieved by following a course of healthy lifestyle with enough scope for exercise and balanced diet. However, the bariatric surgery is considered as very effective to achieve successful long-term weight loss.

If a person has a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 37.5 kg/m2 or more, or suffers from an illness related to excess weight, and could not sustain weight loss through diet and exercise, he/she should go for immediate weight-loss surgery.

The bariatric procedure includes, making 5 to 6 small skin incisions of 5mm to 12mm under general anesthesia. This procedure is completed within 3 -5 hours, following which, the patient is hospitalized for 3-4 days.

Importantly, the patient needs to be prepared physically and psychologically, for the bariatric procedure. Proper life-style changes by the patient will help in early recovery and optimal success.

The Center for Gastroenterology at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad provides different types of Bariatric procedures.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) is basically a weight loss surgery. Here, weight loss is promoted by reducing the intake of food and promoting satiety (fullness) after meals. This is a keyhole laparoscopic surgery, where a silicone (gastric) band is placed around the upper stomach.

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection (LGSR) This surgery helps in reducing the stomach by 20-30% of its original size. It is done along the major curve of the stomach.

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass(RYGB): To reduce the amount of food taken and the calories consumed, the stomach’s structure is changed. The stomach is made into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower pouch. The new stomach area is then connected to the small intestine.

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As the surgeries are performed laproscopically (key hole) there are little or no scars on the skin. All types of bariatric procedures performed by the Center for Gastroenterology at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad are not only reliable and but also of high quality. Each bariatric procedure integrates safety and efficacy, and helps to achieve sustainable weight reduction.