The Bariatric Centre at Vivekananda hospital helps people struggling with obesity and obesity related conditions. Our goal is to help you improve your overall health and your quality of life by managing your weight and other related issues.
Obesity is a chronic disease that can pave to many other health problems, including diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, joint problems, depression and cancer. While it is challenging to manage obesity, we believe it is definitely possible with proper guidance and commitment from our and your side.
The team of experts from our Bariatric Centre are specialised in:
Bariatric surgery is a system that helps people lose weight.
This includes gastric bypass and other weight-loss treatments that involve adjusting your digestive system to help you lose weight. When diet and exercise haven’t worked, or you’re having major health problems due to your weight, you may need bariatric surgery. Other methods function by inhibiting the body’s capacity to absorb nutrients. Some procedures combine the two.
Bariatric surgery, like any effective procedure, has possible health hazards, both short and long-term.
The following are some of the risks linked with the surgical procedure:
If you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, your doctor will give you information on preparing for the procedure. Before surgery, you may want to have a variety of lab tests and checkups. You may be limited in what you can eat and drink, as well as which drugs you can use. You may be forced to start a physical exercise program and give up smoking.
Bariatric surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. This indicates that you will be ignorant throughout the process.
The majority of bariatric surgeries are now done laparoscopically. A laparoscope is a tiny tube with a camera connected to it. The laparoscope is placed into the belly through small incisions. The surgeon can see and operate within your abdomen without making significant incisions thanks to the tiny camera on the tip of the laparoscope. Although laparoscopic surgery can speed up and shorten your recovery time, it is not for everyone.
Each type of bariatric surgery has benefits and disadvantages. Make sure to discuss them with your doctor. The following are some of the most prevalent types of bariatric surgery:
Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass. This is the most popular type of gastric bypass surgery. This procedure is usually irreversible. It works by limiting the amount of food you can eat in one sitting and restricting nutritional absorption.
The surgeon cuts across the top of your stomach, separating it from the rest. The pouch that results is roughly the size of a walnut and can only carry around an ounce of food. Your stomach can typically store approximately 3 quarts of food.
The majority of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine is bypassed, and food enters the middle section of your small intestine straight.
Sleeve gastrectomy. About 80% of the stomach is removed during a sleeve gastrectomy, leaving a long, tube-like pouch. This smaller stomach can’t hold as much food as a larger stomach. It also produces less ghrelin, an appetite-controlling hormone, which may reduce your urge to eat.
You won’t be able to eat for one to two days after weight-loss surgery to allow your stomach and digestive system to heal. After that, you’ll stick to a strict diet for a few weeks. The diet starts with liquids, then moves to pureed, incredibly soft foods, and finally ordinary foods. Many restrictions or limitations may apply to how much and what you can eat and drink.
Long-term weight loss is possible with gastric bypass and other bariatric operations. The amount of weight you miss is determined by the type of surgery you have and the changes you make in your lifestyle. Within two years, you may be able to shed half of your additional weight, if not more.