A dedicated Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery where treatment of Obesity is contemplated. Here weight reduction surgeries like Sleeve Gastrectomy, Metabolic Surgeries like Mini Gastric Bypass are being performed in addition to medical management. A well equipped Metabolic Surgery suite with imported High Definition Cameras, Monitors and Laparoscopic instruments is its highlight.
Bariatric and metabolic surgeries are effective surgical tools in the management of life style illnesses like obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia.
Mini Gastric Bypass
Mini gastric bypass is a less invasive alternative to standard gastric bypass;but produces similar results.This procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning the surgeon works through several small incisions and uses a tiny camera (called a laparoscope) and a television screen to guide special instruments through the incisions.
The stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. It combines a satisfying gastric restriction with appetite suppression.
Strapling is used to create a small, upper stomach pouch which restricts the amount of food to be consumed. A portion of small bowel is bypassed thus delaying food from mixing with digestive juices to avoid complete calorie absortion.
About 96% of associated health conditions like Sleep Apnea, high BP, Type II Diabetes, Depression, Back Pain were improved or resolved.
Ileal Interposition with
A long Segment of last part of small bowel (Ileum) is cut & joined very close to the stomach. Undigested food now first enters Illeum to stimulate increased secretion of Incretin (gut) Hormone called GLP-1, which in turn stimulates Beta cells in pancreas to secrete increase amounts in Insulin.
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