Why Sparsh Hospital is your best choice for Bariatric Surgery ?

The Department of Bariatric Surgery at Sparsh Hospitals offers comprehensive weight loss solutions for individuals struggling with obesity and related health conditions. Our team of experienced bariatric surgeons is skilled in performing advanced weight loss surgeries using the latest minimally invasive techniques. We provide personalized care, including pre-operative evaluation, post-operative support, and long-term follow-up to ensure successful outcomes. Our multidisciplinary approach includes dietitians, psychologists, and physical therapists, ensuring holistic care and support for our patients on their weight loss journey. safety and precision, providing patients with peace of mind throughout their treatment journey. Our team of internationally certified doctors brings extensive experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that each patient receives the highest standard of care. What sets us apart is our personalized approach to treatment, where we tailor each plan to the individual needs of the patient, whether they require invasive or non-invasive procedures. At Sparsh Hospitals, patients are not just cases; they are individuals deserving of compassionate care and support. Our dedication to achieving exceptional results is unwavering, making us the trusted choice for those seeking Onco Surgery.

Understanding Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, encompasses a range of procedures designed to help individuals lose weight and improve their health. These surgeries work by altering the digestive system to limit food intake and nutrient absorption, leading to significant and sustained weight loss. Bariatric surgery is often recommended for individuals with severe obesity who have not achieved long-term weight loss through diet and exercise alone. It can also help alleviate obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.

What are the Signs and Symptoms Indicating the Need for Bariatric Surgery?

Obesity and its related health issues can significantly impact the quality of life and overall well-being. Some signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for bariatric surgery include:

  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions (e.g., type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea)
  • Inability to achieve a healthy weight through diet and exercise
  • Severe joint pain and mobility issues due to excess weight
  • Difficulty performing daily activities
  • Low self-esteem and mental health issues related to obesity

Causes of Obesity

Obesity is a complex condition with multiple contributing factors, including:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Psychological factors (e.g., stress, emotional eating)
  • Medical conditions (e.g., hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Certain medications (e.g., antidepressants, steroids)

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are several types of bariatric surgery, each with its own approach to achieving weight loss. Some of the most common procedures include:

Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y): This procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine to this pouch, reducing food intake and nutrient absorption.

Sleeve Gastrectomy: This surgery involves removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving a sleeve-shaped stomach that limits food intake and reduces hunger hormones.

Adjustable Gastric Banding: A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch, restricting food intake and promoting a feeling of fullness.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS): This complex procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach and bypassing a significant portion of the small intestine, leading to reduced food intake and nutrient absorption.

Intragastric Balloon: A balloon is inserted into the stomach and inflated to reduce the stomach’s capacity, promoting a feeling of fullness and reducing food intake.

Pre-Operative Evaluation and Preparation

Before undergoing bariatric surgery, patients undergo a thorough evaluation to determine their suitability for the procedure. This includes:

  • Comprehensive medical assessment
  • Nutritional and psychological evaluation
  • Physical examination and lab tests
  • Counseling on the benefits, risks, and lifestyle changes associated with surgery

Post-Operative Care and Support

Successful weight loss after bariatric surgery requires ongoing support and lifestyle changes. Post-operative care includes:

  • Regular follow-up appointments with the surgical team
  • Nutritional counseling to ensure proper diet and nutrient intake
  • Psychological support to address emotional and behavioral changes
  • Exercise guidance to promote physical activity and fitness

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Seeing an onco surgeon is crucial for several reasons:

  • Specialized Expertise: Onco surgeons have extensive training in cancer surgery and the complexities involved.
  • Multidisciplinary Care: They often work within a team of oncologists, radiologists, and other specialists to provide comprehensive treatment.
  • Advanced Surgical Techniques: Access to the latest surgical methods and technology for better outcomes.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailored strategies to meet the unique needs of each patient.
  • Enhanced Recovery and Survival Rates: Expert surgical intervention can significantly improve recovery times and survival rates.

Risks and Considerations

As with any surgery, bariatric procedures carry risks, including:

  • Surgical complications (e.g., infection, bleeding)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Dumping syndrome (rapid gastric emptying)
  • Gastrointestinal issues (e.g., nausea, vomiting)
  • Need for additional surgeries

The dedicated team at Sparsh Hospitals is committed to guiding you through every step of your weight loss journey, providing the highest quality of care and support to help you achieve your health goals.