Obesity Surgery

I'm pleased to be able to offer our patients a variety of efficient obesity surgery alternatives as a general surgeon at Medicana Health Group. We are here to help you lose weight permanently and experience better health since we know how seriously being overweight or obese can affect your health and quality of life.

The following types of obesity surgery are available at Medicana:

Gastric Bypass Surgery

In order to lose weight, a procedure known as a gastric bypass involves making a small stomach pouch and moving the small intestine to it. The amount of food that can be consumed is constrained, and fewer calories are absorbed as a result. Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 who also have obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea, are often candidates for gastric bypass surgery.

Several types of gastric bypass surgery are available at Medicana Health Group, including:

• Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: This procedure involves cutting a tiny pouch from the stomach and attaching it to the small intestine. It is the most popular type of gastric bypass surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is frequently used for this, and multiple tiny incisions are made.

• Mini gastric bypass: This technique is quicker and easier than the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which entails joining the small intestine to the long, narrow tube created by the stomach.

• Single anastomosis gastric bypass: This more recent technique for performing a gastric bypass includes only making one connection between the small intestine and the stomach. Another name for this is a mini-gastric bypass.

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the average time to accomplish a gastric bypass is between two and four hours. Within two to three weeks after surgery, patients can usually resume their regular routines, including work.

It is crucial to remember that gastric bypass surgery is a major procedure with risks and severe side effects, including bleeding, infection, and blood clots. In order to lose weight and keep it off, patients will also need to make significant lifestyle adjustments, such as sticking to a rigid diet and exercise routine.

To guarantee the greatest results for gastric bypass surgery, a diverse team of medical professionals at Medicana Health Group closely collaborates with patients. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A part of the stomach is surgically removed to form a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach during a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This restricts how much food the patient may eat at once and lowers the quantity of hormones the stomach produces that make people hungry.

The surgery is normally carried out laparoscopically with a number of tiny abdominal incisions. A laparoscope, which is a small tube with a camera and light at one end, will be used by the surgeon to direct the surgical tools.

Approximately 80% of the stomach will be removed during the treatment, leaving a banana-shaped sleeve of stomach tissue behind. There is no way to undo this permanent operation.

Patients can lose a large amount of weight with the aid of a sleeve gastrectomy, particularly in the first year after surgery. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea are just a few of the health issues associated to obesity that the treatment can help with or even cure.

Sleeve Gastrectomy has possible dangers and side effects, including bleeding, infection, and blood clots, much like any surgical procedure. Patients should carefully weigh the pros and downsides of the treatment and collaborate closely with their healthcare team to create a strategy for long-term success.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

By limiting how much food the stomach can contain, an adjustable gastric band is one type of bariatric surgery that can aid patients in losing a considerable amount of weight. A silicone band is wrapped around the upper portion of the stomach during the procedure to create a tiny pouch that can only hold a tiny amount of food.

For people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 30 or higher with concomitant diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure, this procedure may be a viable treatment option.

Following surgery, the adjustable gastric band can be changed to regulate how much food the stomach can contain, assisting patients in gradually achieving their weight loss objectives. Because the technique is less invasive, patients typically recover quickly and can return home the same day or the day after the surgery.

Patients undergoing adjustable gastric band surgery receive complete care at Medicana Health Group. To provide the greatest level of care and the best results for our patients, our team of skilled surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals collaborate.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch and Biliopancreatic Diversion
A weight loss procedure known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) combines malabsorptive and restrictive features. Patients with a BMI of 50 or more, or those with a BMI of 40 or higher and additional medical issues, are often the only ones who can undergo this treatment.

In the BPD/DS operation, the surgeon builds a smaller stomach pouch that is attached directly to the lower part of the small intestine after removing a significant piece of the stomach. This restricts the amount of food that may be eaten and lowers nutrient and calorie absorption.

The procedure normally necessitates a 3- to 5-day hospital stay and is carried out under general anesthesia. To lose weight and keep it off, the majority of patients will need to stick to a strict diet and exercise routine after the treatment.

For people who have struggled to lose weight using other methods, BPD/DS has been found to be an effective weight loss strategy. Obesity-related illnesses like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea may also become better or disappear.

Whatever surgery you decide on, our knowledgeable and caring staff will be there for you every step of the journey. We'll help you get ready for surgery with preoperative counseling, and we'll help you lose weight successfully over the long term with postoperative care.

The da Vinci Robotic System in Bariatric Surgery

Modern surgical platforms like the da Vinci robotic system enable more precise and minimally invasive treatments. Many of the obesity surgeries we do at Medicana Health Group, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, make use of the da Vinci system.

With the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic technology, our highly trained surgeons can carry out difficult procedures with greater control and precision. Our surgeons can create smaller incisions with the da Vinci technology, minimizing scarring and hastening patient recovery.

Furthermore, the da Vinci technology gives our doctors a high-definition 3D picture of the surgical site, enhancing visualization and control while the treatment is being performed. Since the da Vinci system enables a more precise surgical approach and lowers the likelihood of complications, this translates into better patient outcomes.

Overall, the da Vinci robotic technology helps us give our patients the best results possible during obesity surgery and is a useful tool. At Medicana Health Group, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care by utilizing the most up-to-date tools and methods.

Although having surgery for obesity is a major choice, it has the potential to change one's life. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Medicana Health Group if you're having trouble losing weight and are looking for a secure and reliable solution. Our staff is here to support you in achieving the highest quality of life and health results. Call us at +90 850 4601010 to learn more or to set up a consultation, or send us an email at [email protected]

Created at 11.10.2023 06:20
Updated at 29.10.2023 08:16
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