Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
What is Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery is helpful in reducing body weight effectively by means of Laparoscopic Surgery.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
It is also known as Minimal Access or Key Hole Surgery, in which small holes (0.55 to 1cm) are made on the tummy. From one hole camera is introduced & connected to TV Monitory to see the inner details. From other holes, instruments are introduced to do the surgery.
How does Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery help in weight reduction?
Two most commonly done procedures are:
1. Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Small pouch of stomach is made (30-40) which helps in reducing diet.
2. Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy (Gastric Bypass): A Small Pouch of stomach is made and food is bypassed in small powl, causing mal absorption & weight reduction.
Does this surgery help in treating Diabetes?
Yes, along with treating Diabetes is also controls Blood Pressure.
What are the other diseases (Co-morbidities) which can be controlled by this surgery?
Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Snoring (Sleep apneas), Asthma, Backache, Joint Pain, Gall Bladder Stone, Severe Acid Reflux, Stroke, Depression & in female Secondary Infertility.
Who is the suitable person for this Surgery?
1. Person with BMI equal or more than 32.5 with co-morbidities
2. Person with BMI equal or more than 37.5 BMI (Body Mass Index) = Weight in Kg./Height in metre Square.
How much weight can be reduced by this Surgery?
20 to 50 kg of weight loss has been observed over a period of 6 months in the operated persons.