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Chief Consultant - Dept. of General Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery

Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram

Exploring The Different Types Of Bariatric Surgery

Posted On: Jul 31, 2023

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Different Types of Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a rising concern in developing and developed nations all across the world. According to the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted between 2019 and 2021 by the government of India, about 6.4 per cent of women and 4.0 per cent of men aged 15-49 are obese. Around 17.6 per cent of women and 18.9 per cent of men in the same age group are overweight. This is an alarming statistic from the growth point of view as this is the highest recorded number in the last two decades. With obesity, the risk of many associated health conditions such as diabetes, heart issues, etc.  

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that helps people lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach or bypassing part of the small intestine. It is recommended for people who have tried other methods to lose weight, such as diet and exercise but have not been successful.

There are two main types of bariatric surgery: restrictive and malabsorptive. Restrictive surgeries reduce the size of the stomach, while malabsorptive surgeries limit the absorption of nutrients from food.

Most Common Types of Bariatric Surgery

Some of the most common types of bariatric surgery include:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)

This procedure involves placing a band around the top of the stomach to create a small pouch. The band can be adjusted to control the amount of food that can pass through.

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

This surgery removes most of the stomach, leaving a long and narrow tube.

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

This surgery creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach and then bypasses part of the small intestine.

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS)

This surgery is a more complex procedure that combines sleeve gastrectomy with a malabsorptive component.

Bariatric surgery can be a very effective way to lose weight and improve health. However, it is important to talk to your doctor to see if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Manipal Hospitals is a leading provider of bariatric surgery in Gurgaon. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including pre-operative evaluation, surgery, and post-operative care. Our team of experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, please contact Manipal Hospitals today to schedule a consultation.

Some additional points to consider 

  • Bariatric surgery is a major surgery and consultation must be sought from an expert doctor, for careful consideration of the risks and benefits to health.

  • There are many different types of bariatric surgery, and the best type for you will depend on your health needs and pre-existing conditions. 

  • Bariatric surgery can be very effective for weight loss, but it is important to make lifestyle changes after surgery to maintain your weight loss.

  • Bariatric surgery is not a magic bullet, and it is important to work with your doctor to create a comprehensive weight loss plan.

  • Consulting with a certified dietician is advisable to support healthy weight management. 

Lifestyle Changes After Surgery which will Help Maintain the Body 

After bariatric surgery, it is essential to make lifestyle changes to maintain your weight loss. These changes include:

  • Eating a healthy diet

A healthful diet after weight loss surgery should be low in calories and high in nutrients.

  • Exercising regularly

Exercise is an important part of maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery.

  • Taking vitamins and supplements

You may need to take vitamins and supplements after a bariatric surgery procedure to ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.

Manipal Hospitals Gurugram is your trusted hospital for Bariatric surgeries and medically approved weight loss procedures. We have some of the best surgeons, staff nurses and dieticians to help you through your journey of safe surgery and health maintenance. For any queries about weight loss procedures, consult our bariatric surgeons in Gurugram or book an online consultation. 

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