- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds (45.3 kilos) overweight. For example, an adult who is 5’11” tall and weighs 132 kilos would have a BMI over 40.
- BMI ≥35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.
Fundamentally, Bariatric procedures work in two ways to reduce and maintain long term excess weight loss.
Either by reducing the size of the stomach to restrict overeating or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to introduce mal-absorption to reduce excess digestion in some patients that stubbornly put on weight in-spite of eating less and following strict exercise protocol.
Thus the Bariatric procedures fall in two categories: either restrictive or mal-absorptive procedures.
Long-term studies show the Bariatric procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, complete recovery from diabetes , improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a mortality reduction from 40% to 23%.
Bariatric Surgery has five popular and effective procedures:
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) which is a restrictive procedure.
- Ru en Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), a mal-absorptive procedure.
- Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), a combination of restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure.
- Endoscopic Balloon
- Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Our center has vast experience in performing in all three of these.
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Deflated weight loss balloon is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach.
The entire non-surgical, outpatient procedure takes about 20 minutes.
First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin.
The ballon is then filled with a sterile saline solution.
The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon, with a sterile saline solution, to about the size of a grapefruit.
The balloon takes up enough space in your stomach to help you adapt to healthier portion sizes.
For the next six months, the weight loss balloon is inside your stomach, reducing the amount you can eat, and re-training your brain to better anticipate when your stomach is getting full.
It’s during this time that open and constant communication with your support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits of the weight loss system. This means regular face-to-face sessions with your treatment team, dietician, fitness trainer, psychologist and doctor.
During these first six months, with the stomach balloon and support team working in tandem, patients see the most drastic results – Losing 20 to 50 pounds (sometimes even more).
The ballon is removed 6 months later with a non-surgical procedure.
After you’ve had six months to change the way you eat and work with the support team to improve your nutrition, the balloon is removed. The simple and non-surgical procedure is very similar to the placement process, only taking 20 minutes.
In a healthy individual, food pipe or esophagus has a one-way valve at its bottom. Which means that food you eat is smoothly transported from food pipe to stomach. But when stomach contracts to digest food, the valve closes and does not allow the stomach acids and other digestive juices to flow back into food pipe that would otherwise cause burning sensation. We normally call this condition “Acidity”. Medically it is called GERD or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. In most people, medications will solve this problem. If you are not responding to medicines, you may need a simple laparoscopic surgery where upper part of the stomach is wrapped and sutured around the bottom part of food pipe so that the valve functioning is improved and acid reflux is prevented. This procedure is called Funduplication and the Laparoscopic approach makes this surgery minimally invasive.
In some people, food pipe has an opposite problem, where the food and liquids do not flow into stomach easily. To resolve this the sphincter muscles forming one-way valve at the bottom of esophagus will have to be cut and relaxed a bit so that we have a nicely funtioning valve.
Until recently, this surgery was performed using an open procedure, either by opening the chest (thoracotomy) or through the abdomen (laparotomy) by large 6inch to 9inch incisions with long and painful recovery. Modern approach is to use minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, which minimize pain, risks and speeds recovery significantly.
Colorectal surgery deals with disorders of colon, rectum and anus that can not be treated with medicines alone.
There are many conditions that may be bettered with Colorectal Surgery such as:
- Inflammation of veins in rectum or anus (piles),
- Painful or inflammed cracks or tears in anus (fissures)
- Severe constipation
- No control over passing motion
- Collapse of rectal walls and bulging of rectum out of anus
- Cancer of Colon or Rectum
- Injuries to Anus or Rectum
In recent times, the laparoscopic method of colorectal surgery has seen a surge of popularity, due to its lower risks, decreased recovery time, and smaller, more precise incisions achieved by using laparoscopic instruments.