Obesity is a serious disease because it causes a lot of problems and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and some types of cancers. Obesity is a condition in which the layers of fat under the skin and positioned these layers can not be disposed of by diets or exercise extreme sports that take a lot of time from us.

Gastric bypass is surgery to make the stomach smaller and change the connection between the stomach and the intestines. The small intestine is attached to a new opening made in the stomach (above the double row of staples). The two parts of the small intestine are connected so that the unused part of the stomach can drain.

 

Gastric bypass surgery (“Roux-en-Y gastric bypass”) makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the intestines. As a result, patients:

  • Feel full sooner when eating and eat less
  • Absorb fewer minerals
  • Lose up to 67% of their excess weight within 2 years
  • Have significant health improvement

Gastric bypass is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Infertility

Gastric bypass is typically done only after you’ve tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits

 

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery

What is the sleeve gastrectomy?

The sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that removes part of the stomach and restricts the amount of food that can be eaten. Like other metabolic surgeries, it also promotes weight loss by changing hormonal signals between the stomach, brain, and liver.

How does the sleeve gastrectomy work?

  1. Most of the stomach is removed except a small, sleeve-shaped pouch. It can hold 1 ½ to 5 ounces, and is about the size of a banana.
  2. Patients are unable to eat as much food, fewer calories are absorbed into the body, and the hormonal signals between the stomach and the brain are changed.
  3. Typically, patients will experience weight loss and improvement in metabolic syndrome and overall health and wellbeing.

What are the health benefits of the sleeve gastrectomy?

  • Clinical studies show that patients experience a variety of benefits after surgery:
    • An average of 66% excess weight loss
    • Over 70% saw improvement or remission of type 2 diabetes
    • Significant improvements in high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, and joint pain
    • Increased physical activity, productivity, wellbeing, economic opportunities, and self-confidence
    • Minimally invasive procedure leads to shorter hospital stays and recovery time
  • Several patients saw improved or resolved health conditions after the sleeve gastrectomy surgery:
    • Type 2 diabetes controlled (45-58%)
    • High blood pressure resolved (50%)
    • High cholesterol improved* (77%)
    • Obstructive sleep apnea resolved (60%)

Recovery from gastric sleeve surgery is painful for some and ‘not too bad’ for others. Each person experiences pain differently and different pain medications work better than others for different individuals. Some sleeve procedures are outpatient (you can leave the same day as your procedure) and many require 1 or 2 days in the hospital to recover. Some surgeons prefer 3 days while others are comfortable letting you leave the day after surgery.

 

GASTRIC BALLOON

The gastric balloon procedure (aka, “endoscopic intragastric balloon”) leaves 1 to 3 inflated silicon balloons in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food. As a result, patients:

  • Feel full sooner while eating and therefore eat less
  • Lose about 30% of their excess weight in 6 months (when the balloon(s) are removed)
  • Have health improvement for diabetes, joint/bone disease, and heart-related issues

other surgery procedures:

Intragastric Balloon upon request
Sleeve Gastrectomy upon request
Duodenal Switch Surgery  upon request
Gastric Balloon  upon request
Gastric Band Surgery  upon request
Gastric Bypass  upon request
Extensive Gastric Bypass  upon request
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass  upon request
Gastric bypass surgery with total cholecystectomy  upon request
Gastric bypass, laparoscopic  upon request
Stomach Stapling Surgery  upon request
Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty  upon request
Open vertical banded gastroplasty  upon request