Bariatric surgery and its cost in Ahmedabad
Latest technology, operation techniques and management protocols are offered nowadays in Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity and weight related ailments because it has now become a highly specialized department offering these new techs. To help severely obese people a range of surgical procedures are designed for Bariatric surgery in order to lose weight. Over the last two decades, the number of bariatric procedures has risen exponentially along with millions of people suffering from severe obesity. By reducing intake or absorption of calories, Bariatric surgical procedures are an option for treating severe obesity. All the various procedures present there havepotential complications. Long-term follow-up of patients is necessary after the bariatric surgeryand it should always be performed in a specialist centre. According to the modes of action of all these procedures, they can be categorized. In order for the patients to feel sated sooner than they did before surgery, some procedures limit the intake of food generally by decreasing the size of the stomach. Including calories, other procedures restrict the body’s ability to absorb some components of food. The aspects of both methods are incorporated in a third category. All these procedures are available at our clinic in Ahmedabad. The lowest cost of bariatric surgery in Ahmedabad is around ₹2,50,000 while the average cost is around ₹3,50,000.
Causes of obesity:
- Metabolism and digestion of food is affected by genetics.
- Low physical activity is lead by Sedentary lifestyle.
- You feel hungrier due to hormonal changes which is lead by uneven sleep cycle.
- Obesity is eventually lead due to pregnancy weight which can be difficult to lose.
- Weight gain is aided due to imbalance of female reproductive hormones which is caused by Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery:
- Greater than other methods is the overall loss of weight.
- Initial weight loss is faster.
- Because of the discomfort caused by eating sugars, fats and carbs people have an increased consumption of healthier food choices.
- Type 2 diabetes, joint pain, obstructive sleep apnea are all the obesity related problems which gets resolved due to this surgery.
- Cardiovascular health gets improved.
Description of the surgery
Sleeve Gastrectomy: The weight loss is triggered solelythrough gastric restriction, in the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. 1/3rd of the stomach is left behind after stapling off 2/3rd of the stomach approximately in VSG which is roughly the size and shapes of a Banana or Sleeve. Any “rerouting” or reconnecting of the intestines are not involved in this operation. Hence, gastric bypass is more complex operation than this.
Gastric Bypass Roux-en-y: The amount of food consumption is restricted by creating a small pouch in the upper stomach. The mixing of food with digestive juices is delayed through bypassinga portion of the small intestine with the help of stapling. Thus, it restricts caloric absorption. After the surgery, 77 % of excess body weight reductionis promised in the first year. Patients maintain 60 % of excess body weight loss after 10 to 14 years of the surgery according to a study. In most cases, an early sense of fullness is reported by patients even after consuming small portion of food. Thus, it helps to lose weight by reducing thedesire to have more food.
Intragastric Air Balloon: Through the endoscopic route, an air balloon is inserted in the stomach in this procedure. This is a minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedure. In order to create short term and rapid weight loss, Intragastric Air Balloon is filled inside the stomach. After having a small portion of meal, the sensation of fullness is promoted by this procedure. After six months to 1 year, this balloon has to get extracted as it is temporary.
Results of the surgery: Within a span of 8 months to 1 year, about 70 to 80 % of a patient’s overweight gets lost.
Bariatric surgery has been increasingly considered as a viable therapeutic option for obesity and obesity related comorbidities, with emerging evidence supporting its variable roles within the different types of surgical options available today.
Proposed mechanisms explaining the improvements in metabolic effects from bariatric surgery are not completely understood and may not be fully explained by weight loss alone.
This chapter highlights differences in the types of surgeries commonly performed today and the evidence supporting the roles of these procedures in improving cardio-metabolic and other health outcomes.
Diabetes remission has also been reported to occur at different rates following the different types of surgical procedures, and there are multiple studies suggesting possible mechanisms to explain this phenomenon.
There are potential short- and long-term complications that may occur with various types of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery should be considered in obese patients with comorbidities who are surgically appropriate candidates, and the different types of surgical procedures should be explored with each patient and tailored according to the individual’s risks and potential benefits from these procedures.