Bariatric

What is Duodenal Switch Surgery? Duodenal switch surgery, also called Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch or Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch, is a weight loss surgery. The Duodenal switch procedure involves a restrictive aspect and a malabsorptive aspect. The restrictive aspect limits food intake by reducing stomach size and the malabsorptive aspect means fat absorption is reduced by making your food bypass part of the small intestine, resulting in fewer calories and weight loss. ...
What is a gastric balloon and how does it work?It is a soft intragastric device which is filled with a saline solution and then placed in the stomach. It fills a portion of the stomach making a person feel less hungry. This, in turn, enables them to eat smaller portions while still experiencing the feeling of being full. For successful weight loss, you should stick to a customized weight loss plan that includes exercise and diet before, during and after the period in which the gastric balloon is...
What is Gastric Band Surgery? Gastric band surgery (Lapband) is a weight loss procedure which reduces the capacity of the stomach so the patient can only eat small amounts of food. The gastric band is an inflatable balloon that creates an upper pouch in the stomach. The pouch fills quickly and enables the food to pass more slowly into the lower stomach and the digestive system. How is the Gastric Band (Lapband) procedure carried out? The gastric band is most commonly fitted using laparoscopi...
What is Sleeve Gastrectomy? Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure where the stomach is made smaller by surgical removal to form a slim "sleeve." Patients can eat only small amounts of food, resulting in weight loss. A sleeve gastrectomy is often followed by duodenal switch surgery or a gastric bypass. How is Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure carried out? The surgeon uses a laparoscope to guide small instruments which divide the stomach vertically along the inside cu...
What is Stomach Stapling Surgery?Stomach stapling surgery (also called vertical banded gastroplasty), is a procedure carried out to achieve weight loss. Stomach stapling surgery is a restrictive surgery, meaning it restricts the amount of food which the stomach can hold.In stomach stapling surgery a small pouch is created in the stomach so that the patient can only eat a small amount of food.What are the types of Stomach Stapling Surgery?The types of Stomach Stapling procedures are as follows:Op...
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery? Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure that makes the stomach smaller so it holds less food. Fewer calories are absorbed by the body because the food is no longer processed in the stomach and part of the small intestine. Gastric bypass surgery is also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. What are the types of Gastric Bypass Surgery? The most common Gastric Bypass procedures are: Open procedure: The surgeon makes a large cut in the abdomen...