Latest Trends in Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is the long term effective treatment for obese people who are not satisfied with regular diet procedures, exercise and medication. The number of obese people undergoing weight loss surgery is increasing annually. Bariatric surgery usually uses the methodologies of gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.  Rather than making larger incisions, surgeons founded newer and safer advanced technologies in bariatric surgery. Here are the new trends in weight loss surgery:

Robot assisted weight loss Surgery:

Robot assisted modern procedure utilizes a Da Vinci robot device to perform surgery. Obese people who undergo this bariatric procedure will have less and they can heal faster. There is no complication in this surgery and it is a safer modern bariatric surgery and also cost effective. There are only few professionals can be able to perform this robot assisted bariatric surgery during these days.

Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES):

This surgery is performed in the perinoteal cavity, by accessing a hollow viscous. In this process the professor uses the mouth, vagina or belly button for bariatric procedure. Small camera and surgical instruments are inserted in the treated gaps, the abdomen is either trimmed or a small bag is sewed into it. There is no incision in this bariatric surgery.  A woman patient may have fear of this surgery because it is done in the vagina but there is no pain because there are no cuts in the skin which reduces the infection. This technique is in review because of using internal organs there may be chance of damage.

Endoluminal surgery:

It is performed by combining invasive and flexible endoscopy surgeries. Endoluminal process is performed in lumen of gastrointestinal.  It uses endobarrier in these nutrients which are partially digested can be transformed to distal intestine.  It has low complications and safer process and there is no incision in this endoluminal surgery.

Single incision surgery:

This surgery is becoming very popular and gaining impression of medical surgeons worldwide. In this surgery a ½ inch of incision is made inside the belly button or in the umbilicus and uses surgical tools with small incision.

 Laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP):

This weight loss process is quite different from the other bariatric procedures. It uses no device or stomach resection. Stomach size can be reduced by non absorbable sutures. It is faster weight loss procedure. The technique involves the dissection of his angel and the fat is removed followed by dissection of greater gastric curvature. And next it is divided from the omentum which is large fatty structure. It has many benefits and no leakage and less risk.

Duodenal jejuna bypass surgery (DJB):

DJB procedure involves a bypass of stomach preserving of small intestine region. The amount of bypassed is equal to the bypassed amount in gastric bypass. It may reverse type2 diabetes for some obese people.

These modern bariatric procedures are beneficial to obese patients with no risks, cost effective and long term weight loss.

19. October 2011 19:01 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weight Loss Surgery to Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease

In recent studies found that more than twenty percent of heart disease people have high cholesterol. Excessive weight puts significant risk on heart which may cause many heart problems. Most heart disease risk factors can be controlled by weight loss surgery. By making some changes in lifestyle, good exercise and maintaining proper diet you can actually reduce your risk for heart disease. Foods rich in sugar and saturated fat lead to obesity. Bariatric weight loss surgery has several benefits from weight related illnesses for obese people. For severely obese people, lifestyle changes are not effective for losing weight. Bariatric weight loss surgery is the best way to show good results in severely obese people.

Bariatric weight loss surgery is the controllable risk factor for many diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma and kidney failures. Weight loss surgery is associated with 30 to 50 percent risk reduction from heart attack. Health professionals found that risk of obesity related diseases can be cured from weight loss surgery such as gastric banding, gastric bypass or any other weight loss surgery.

There are mainly three weight loss procedures gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In Bariatric weight loss surgery, the surgeon will make the stomach smaller to hold small amount of food. Because of smaller portion of stomach pouch with less food, you will feel full and take fewer calories which stops from weight gain. High percentage of body fat puts obese people at greater risk of heart failures. Weight loss surgery has no pain, quick recovery and weight reduction. Patient should take liquid diet after the weight loss surgery until their digestive system is adjusted to normal. In the new study, people who have undergone weight loss surgery are less likely to have heart diseases.

According to new study bariatric weight loss surgery patients were 80 percent less likely to develop any heart disease when compared with their equally overweight people who did not undergo weight loss surgery. People who had higher cholesterol, higher blood sugar levels and higher body fat have increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

A professional physician suggests bariatric surgery to treat heart diseases with weight loss. There are several surgical procedures for weight reduction to treat obese related diseases. All these procedures can cause significant weight loss to recover from many diseases. The researchers suggest that by keeping normal weight and taking proper diet and practicing exercise is key point for health. It is very important to follow good eating habits to ensure good health and to prevent from any diseases.

14. October 2011 02:13 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Surgery for Beginners Who Don’t Know What It Is

If you are new to the topic of bariatric surgery, then you have come to the right place. The whole idea of this surgery is to cure extreme obesity. Accumulation of fatty tissues and excess weight can lead to morbid obesity.

Bariatric surgery is final option for people who have tried several weight reducing methods such as dieting and exercising. If you are a person belong to this category and want to consider bariatric surgery, there are several factors that you should be aware of.

The cost of the surgery. Bariatric surgery is not covered by most health insurance policies because this can be considered as a cosmetic method. But there are some instances where the surgery is necessary to protect your health condition. During such cases, a portion or all the surgery cost is covered by your health insurance policy.

There are several types of bariatric surgery procedures. All the procedures are identical, but the only difference is the process that differs from country to country or even surgeon to surgeon. The main idea behind the surgery is to make you feel full quickly making you to consume less food and finally losing the weight. Remember that this surgery is not only for weight loss; even after the recovery it helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise.

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the bariatric surgeries that involve splitting your stomach into 2 pouches. Upper pouch is smaller of the two and lower one is larger. After completing the procedure, the surgeon then reattaches small intestine to both the pouches. This surgery is a safe and proven effective for several people, but the major part of this procedure is recovery. During the recovery, you should be prepared for the new diet and exercise program.

If you want to know more about any kind of bariatric surgeries, do all your research to find out whether you are a suitable candidate. Searching online helps you find several resources based on the surgery. After searching all the necessary options for weight loss, still if you feel that bariatric surgery is only the choice for you, then you need to consult a surgeon to know their opinion. A surgeon may help you in all the aspects of the surgery, such as benefits, risks and also refer you other professionals who are specialized in bariatric surgery.

12. October 2011 02:29 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Facts about Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery is the fastest growing invasive laparoscopic weight loss surgery program in US. Lap band process help patients in losing weight up to 90 percent of their excess body weight when diet and exercise do not help in losing the unwanted weight .Knowing facts about lap band surgery will help you to decide whether to go for it or not. The main theme of the lap band surgery is to help in restricting caloric intake in people who are obese and are tired after trying with all severe weight loss programs. The lap band surgery process is a proven one, safe, less painful with fewer complications, quicker recovery and effective method of weight loss worldwide.

Lap band is a flexible band that is placed around the upper part of the stomach with very few slits. Small tubes are injected into the skin of the stomach through notches to the operating part and are connected to the system after it is in proper place. Adjustments are made to the lap band through the access port directly under the skin. Especially intended devices and cameras are injected from the tubes to do surgery. Camera will take the pictures and then sends to the monitor which helps surgeon to look into the abdomen.

Lap band helps in reducing the weight loss through confining food consumption by slowing digestion. By restraining the food taken at each time reduces the hunger sensation and help individual to eat less which helps in reducing great amount of weight. The gastric pouch formed by gastric bands will reduce the amount of food taken and slows the clearing process from the abdomen to the intestines. The lesser the pouch the lesser is the digestion rate and you will feel fuller sooner and for longer time. The band is adjusted and lets you take the less or more food as required.

The lap band can be adjusted during surgery. Below the skin, access port will be created and it is linked to gastric band through tubing. Inflating or deflating can be done through saline and is effortlessly added or it can be removed by the doctor through the access port by means of thin needle. Adjusting the incision is a different feature of lap band surgery.

There are several rules to be followed during the lap band surgery:

  • The person who wants to undergo the lap band surgery should have 18 years of age.
  • Patient must have a BMI greater than 40 and 100lb weight.
  • Patient should have a serious history of all other weight loss programs attempts.
  • Patient must suffer from over weight for a period of at least 5 years.
  • Women, who are pregnant and other conditions which enhance weight gain, are not eligible for the lap band surgery.
  • Emotionally the person must ready to undergo the lap band surgery and must be ready to follow all the changes which support the surgical process.

Apart from all the advantages there are also has some risks associated with lap band surgery. With lap band surgery there is a risk of death both during and after the process. It is very important to discuss all the risks associated with the surgery with a medical professional prior to the surgery.

2. October 2011 18:22 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

How to Cure Vitamin Deficiency after Bariatric Surgery?

After undergoing bariatric surgery, you will be able to eat only a small amount of food at a time. This calorie restriction can help to lose weight. Remember that you need to make healthy food choices to stay healthy for the rest of the life. If your diet is not nutritiously balanced, you can easily get vitamin deficiencies.

Anemia is the most common deficiency that occurs after the lap band surgery. Anemia results when your body is lack of iron. According to the studies, 18% of the patients who have bariatric surgery have anemia before the procedure. For this, your surgeon may suggest iron supplements to keep the iron levels well balanced in your body. Also, you need to ensure that the diet you consume includes iron-rich foods such as liver, leafy greens, scallops and oysters. Every person should need at least 18mg of iron per day.

B-12 is another common vitamin deficiency in people who underwent bariatric surgery. Take a multi vitamin supplement that includes all the essential vitamins that you need for the whole day. A person should consume at least 400 iU of B-12, which is essential for nervous and brain system functioning. Vitamin B-12 rich foods include: liver, eggs, shellfish, poultry and lean meat.

For the first few weeks after undergoing the surgery, you may not be able to eat much solid food. During this time, you can take nutritional shakes that are rich in iron and B-12. Ask your surgeon about any recommendations. Getting sufficient iron and B-12 vitamins can help you stay healthier and energetic throughout the day.

29. September 2011 02:37 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Bariatric Surgery May Help with Your Heart Health

Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective weight loss procedures for severely obese people. These surgeries promote weight loss by altering the anatomy of digestive system, by limiting the amount of food that can be consumed and also digested.

Apart from losing great amounts of weight, people who have gone through any kind of bariatric surgery reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease by almost 50%. Still the connection between obesity and cardiovascular disease is not fully understood; however obese people often show signs of structural changes to the heart, including excess heart muscle mass in the left ventricle and enlargement of the right ventricular cavity. Both the conditions are connected to heart failure and various other problems.

Also, people who have gone through the bariatric surgery noticed a significant improvement in diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, all these are risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

9. September 2011 21:49 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Can Mild Obese People Undergo Bariatric Surgery?

According to new studies, weight loss surgery is suggestible for even mildly obese people. As without any surgery, obese people may not have any hope. Most individuals think that mild obese people shouldn’t go for bariatric surgery and instead they try to lose weight by dieting and working out.

Research suggests that there is only a fraction of mild obese people who lose weight with dieting and exercising. Also the study confirmed that bariatric surgery is cost-effective in spite of the extent of obesity.

Researchers have given below details based on the study

BMI Range

With diseases Diabetes and Hypertension

Cost per quality-adjusted life year gained

35-40

Yes

$2,413

35-40

No

$3.872

40-50

Yes

$1,853

40-50

No

$3,770

 

Researchers explained that bariatric surgery is cost-effective for obese people with BMI above 35 kg/m2 as incremental cost effective ratios are less than US $4,000 per quality-adjusted life year gained.

The study was conducted on women who have BMI 46 and the average age was 45. People who have undergone surgery, the life expectancy was about 38 years and people who don’t have any surgery, the life expectancy was 32 years.

28. August 2011 19:16 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Know the Most Common Contributors of Obesity

It is a common misconception that overweight people are lazy and spend their time in just eating. But, in most cases, obesity is related to various personal issues and compulsive overeating has become a part of the problem.

Several things such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, unemployment, marriage breakup, or bereavement, all can cause mental trauma and often people find solace in food.

Not any diet plans will help until the root cause of obesity is discovered, however it can take many years of therapy. Factors like broken heart or death of a dear loved one can never be recovered from. For all these factors, changing the eating habits can bring some improvement but only physically not on any emotional level. Also, changing the deep rooted habits rather than eating candy after a bad day can help prevent obesity.

Some people replace the food with alcohol or drugs, which also has several consequences. Obesity puts people at greater risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Obesity affects every part of your body. Just like anti-ageing and cosmetic surgery, the weight loss surgery is worth billions of dollars.

Instead of adopting a well balanced diet along with a regular exercise routine, there is no actual diet that has a miracle solution. Weight loss is a hard work, however if emotional element can be removed it will be great help.

16. August 2011 02:10 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

Is It Worth To Consider Lap Band Surgery?

Lap band surgery, also called as adjustable gastric banding surgery (LAGB), is one of the most popular weight loss procedures nowadays. But several researches suggest that this weight loss surgery may not be successful without several pitfalls.

Making a decision to have lap band surgery is a big step, so make sure that you are prepared well for everything that lies ahead. All the decisions that need to be made are crucial and they should be given the utmost attention.

When you are decided to make such a big step, it is important to choose a qualified surgeon to fulfill all your needs. Spend some time to select the surgeon who is expert in performing the surgery. Good experience can make a huge difference in the success of your surgery. Doctor referrals are a good way to find a bariatric surgeon. Ask your primary care physician to make any recommendations of doctors who specialize in lap band surgery. Also search internet and visit the doctor’s website to find the information about their practice. Several surgeons host seminars for general public regarding weight loss procedures, where you can find more information.

After selecting the best bariatric surgeon, then cost is the thing that makes a big difference on your surgery. The costs can differ based on where the procedure is conducted and on the persons specific condition. It is very important to note all related costs and consider all the financial issues before the surgery takes place. While discussing the costs, you should ask about all the costs of the lap band surgery from start to finish. The totals cost includes: pre-op tests, physician charges, hospital charges, and associated surgery fees. Generally, the cost of the lap band surgery can range from $17,000 to $30,000.

After the surgery, you can expect gradual weight loss for up to two years. Weight loss after stomach banding is usually much slower than that following gastric bypass. The surgery is less invasive with less operative risk. There is less blood loss, shorter hospital stay and decreased complications rate.

7. August 2011 20:58 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

5 Most Successful Procedures For Weight Loss

As non surgical weight loss being impermanent for many people who lose weight, weight loss surgery is becoming more popular. Listed below are the five most promising weight loss procedures to reduce obesity.

Sleeve gastrectomy: Also called as gastric sleeve, is one of the most popularly used weight loss surgeries these days, in which stomach size is reduced to an extent that it appears like a small tube. Not only sleeve gastrectomy helps you eat less, but also reduces hunger by preventing the secretion of hunger hormone called ghrelin.

EndoBarrierTM Gastrointestinal Liner: It is a non surgical procedure that involves insertion of Teflon like liner at the inner side of the small intestines to function as a barrier between the food ingested and a part of the digestive tract responsible for digestion.

TOGA: An acronym for Trans-Oral Gastroplasty, is conducted through the patient’s mouth. It involves endoscoping stapling of the stomach to reduce its ingestion capacity and also the person feels fuller much faster.

POSE: POSE or Primary Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal is an endoscopic procedure to reduce the size of the stomach pouch of a patient that has undergone gastric bypass surgery. In gastric bypass patients, dilation of the stomach pouch leads to overeating. So, POSE helps to reduce the size of the dilated pouch to reduce the amount of food ingested.

Gastric Plication Surgery (GPS): Similar to vertical sleeve gastrectomy, but doesn’t involve reduction or stapling of the stomach. In GPS, stomach is folded on the top itself in order to reduce the amount of space, prompting the patient to reduce the size of meals they are eating.

3. August 2011 20:34 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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