Bariatric Surgery – otherwise known as weight loss surgery - refers to a group of procedures that an obese individual can have in order to reduce their food intake and control their hunger. There are three well established primary bariatric surgery procedures. These are the laparoscopic "keyhole" gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. Further advancements in weight loss surgery have presented us with two new, non-invasive procedures.
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band has been used in India for over a decade. It is the safest, most minimally invasive weight loss surgical procedure. It consists of a silicone band connected to a port via silicone tubing. The port is placed under the skin of the abdomen and allows the band to be adjusted to suite the patients individual needs for appetite control.
Gastric Sleeve surgery is a weight loss procedure whereby approximately three quarters of the stomach is lasting removed, significantly reducing the food-holding capacity of the organ to allow patients to feel satisfied from a much smaller meal. Average weight loss with Gastric Sleeve is a significant percentage of excess weight.
Gastric Bypass Surgery first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it. Surgeons have developed several different ways to reconnect the intestine.
Any Gastric Bypass Surgery leads to a marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, accompanied by an altered physiological and psychological response to food. The resulting weight loss, typically dramatic, markedly reduces comorbidities.
MEET Dr. Sachin Ambekar
Dr. Sachin Ambekar has been performing weight loss surgery at Moolchand Hospital in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi. Dr Sachin’s major clinical interest is laparoscopic treatment of obesity. Please contact his office to make an appointment +91-9910488881. Dr. Sachin Ambekar is a Laparoscopic Surgeon, specializing in weight loss surgery and bariatric surgery.