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Types of Obesity Surgery

As a general surgeon at Medicana Health Group, I'm pleased to be able to offer our patients a variety of efficient obesity surgery alternatives. 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

A gastric bypass involves making a small stomach pouch and moving the small intestine to it to lose weight. This constrains the amount of food that can be consumed, resulting in fewer calories absorbed. People with a 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 the stomach creates.

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

The average time to accomplish a gastric bypass is between two and four hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Patients can usually resume their routine, including work, within two to three weeks after surgery.

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

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

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy, or a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgically removing part of the stomach to create a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach. This restricts the amount of food the patient can eat at once and lowers the amount of hormones the stomach produces that cause hunger.

The surgery is usually carried out laparoscopically with several tiny abdominal incisions. The surgeon will use a laparoscope, a small tube with a camera and light at one end, to direct the surgical tools.

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

Patients can lose much weight with 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 with obesity that the treatment can help with or even cure.

Like any surgical procedure, Sleeve Gastrectomy has possible dangers and side effects, including bleeding, infection, and blood clots. 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

An adjustable gastric band is one type of bariatric surgery that can aid patients in losing a considerable amount of weight by limiting how much food the stomach can hold. During the procedure, a silicone band is wrapped around the upper portion of the stomach to create a tiny pouch that can only have a small amount of food.

This procedure may be a viable treatment option 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.

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. Our team of skilled surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals collaborate to provide the most significant level of care and the best results for our patients.

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 eaten and lowers nutrient and calorie absorption.

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

For people who have struggled to lose weight using other methods, BPD/DS is 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 way. We'll help you get ready for surgery with preoperative counseling, and we'll provide postoperative care to help you lose weight successfully over the long term.

The da Vinci Robotic System in Bariatric Surgery

Modern surgical platforms, like the da Vinci robotic system, enable more precise and minimally invasive treatments. Medicana Health Group uses the da Vinci system for many obesity surgeries, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

With the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic technology, our highly trained surgeons can perform complex procedures with greater control and precision. The technology allows our surgeons to create smaller incisions, 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 during treatment. The da Vinci system enables a more precise surgical approach and lowers the likelihood of complications, resulting in better patient outcomes.

The da Vinci robotic technology is a valuable tool that helps us give our patients the best results possible during obesity surgery. Medicana Health Group is 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 significant choice, it has the potential to change one's life. Please don't hesitate to contact us at Medicana Health Group if you're having trouble losing weight and are looking for a secure and reliable solution. Our staff supports you in achieving the highest quality of life and health results. Call us at +90 850 4601010 to learn more, schedule a consultation, or email us at [email protected].

Created at 11.10.2023 06:20
Updated at 05.04.2024 03:17
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