What is Bariatric Surgery How Bariatric Surgery Works and its Benefits



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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is also known as weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is done at ALSA by our expert Dr. Tahir Yunus to make changes in the digestive system, especially the stomach and small intestine, to help in losing weight.Our latest machinery and experience provide numerous Bariatric Surgery benefitsBariatric surgery is done when the BMI is between the range of 32 and 35. Bariatric surgery is usually performed when diet and exercise are not helping and especially when the patient is facing serious health issues, like joints pain, heart issues, sleep apnea, depression, and infertility problems in males and females.

Bariatric surgery at ALSA and expertise of Dr. Tahir Yunus

Bariatric surgery is done at ALSA by our expert bariatric surgeon Dr. Tahir E Yunus who has vast experience in this field and has performed on several patients. They are very satisfied with the results and enjoying a happy and healthy life.

How does it work?

Bariatric surgery works by constricting the stomach by how much nutrients it should absorb. Another type of bariatric surgery constricts how much food you should eat.Making permanent healthy changes to diet and carrying out exercise properly is very important to retain bariatric surgery. Recovery from bariatric surgery is also a fast process, and a person can get back to normal life activities.

Types and procedures

Bariatric surgery has the following type of procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic Mini gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

The following are the benefits of bariatric surgery:

Helps in fighting Diabetes

Bariatric surgery helps to fight diabetes types 2. As diabetes type 2 affects obese people a lot. Diabetes type 2 can be controlled properly without insulin for almost three after bariatric surgery.

Helps in fighting depression and anxiety

Many obese people feel depressed because of their body image in public. Bariatric surgery can get back the confidence and boost the good body image of a person in public. Losing excess and unwanted weight in people can improve the emotional and physical health of people. You can know the cost of bariatric surgery here.

Improves fertility

Bariatric surgery can help you in improving fertility as well. Bariatric surgery can help in improving fertility in males and females.

Helps in relieving sleep apnea and joints pain

Bariatric surgery performed at ALSA by our expert surgeon Dr. Tahir Yunus will also help in relieving the joints pain due to excess weight and can help in treating sleep apnea as well.

Improves Cardiovascular health

Bariatric surgery will also help in getting rid of excess weight and helps in maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bariatric surgery, and what are the benefits?

Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch are examples of weight loss surgery, commonly known as bariatric surgery, that functions by altering the stomach’s anatomy (or position) and small intestines. Changes in appetite, metabolism (how the body burns calories), and satiety (feeling full).

What is the maximum amount of weight I can reduce with bariatric surgery?

If you’ve had gastric bypass surgery, you’ll have lost between 30% and 40% of your excess body weight. In addition, you lose 1-2 pounds per week after gastric banding surgery, so you’ll have lost 25-50 pounds in six months.

Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?

You can be a potential candidate for weight loss surgery if your weight exceeds your ideal body weight by 100lbs. If your BMI ranges up to 40 or is more than 35, along with serious negative health issues related to obesity, and you are unable to achieve your healthy body weight goals.

When can I be able to walk again after bariatric surgery?

On the evening of your procedure, you will be required to walk. Of course, you’ll be sore, but it’s the most effective technique to speed your recovery. In the hospital and after discharge, walk every two to four hours. One week after surgery, patients who do this report feeling remarkably good.

Can Bariatric surgery help me live longer?

Bariatric surgery may help you live longer if you are one of the following people:

  • Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects people of all ages (or other serious obesity-related health conditions)
  • Overweight by at least 100 pounds compared to your optimal body weight
  • Able to make the lifestyle modifications that are recommended (daily exercise and low-fat diet)

Is Bariatric surgery risky?

In comparison with the life threatening risks of obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and various other morbidities, the bariatric surgery risks are minimal, and uncommon. Some of the potential risks of the weight loss surgery may include the dumping syndrome, kidney stones, not losing the expected amount of weight, or regain of the lost weight. However, managing a proper lifestyle the incidence of these risks can be further reduced.

How will I know which bariatric surgery is right for me?

Your physician will consider your current health, weight, and goals for choosing the appropriate surgery for you.

Is there any minimum age for bariatric surgery?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by multiplying the weight by the square of the body surface area. Candidates for this operation are those with a BMI of 35-40 and obesity-related comorbidities. Even if they have no comorbidities, patients with a BMI of 40 or more are also candidates for this procedure.

How long must I remain in the hospital?

You will most likely be able to go home the day after your surgery if you are:

  • Take in all of your fluids.
  • Walking is going good.
  • Using the bathroom.
  • Not being afflicted by uncontrollable nausea or vomiting.

Can bariatric surgery assist with other health issues?

Bariatric surgery, according to current research, can help to improve or resolve a variety of health problems, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure that is too high
  • Apnea (sleep deprivation)
  • Triglyceride levels are high.

Is Bariatric surgery right for me?

It would help if you are morbidly obese between the ages of 18 to 65 and, weighing at least 100 pounds over your normal body weight, and have a BMI of 40 to be considered for bariatric surgery.

Is it true that laparoscopic bariatric surgery lowers these risks?

Indeed, laparoscopic bariatric surgery lowers the risks of an open surgery because it is minimally invaisve and does not involve multiple inches long incisions. Further, less discomfort, a shorter hospital stay, a quicker return to work, and less scarring are the other advantages.

Is bariatric surgery beneficial?

Patients may lose 30% to 50% of their excess weight in the first 6 months after surgery and 77% of their excess weight as soon as 12 months. Another study found that 10 to 14 years following surgery, individuals might sustain a 50 to 60% weight decrease.