Bariatric surgery is often recommended by physicians for those with morbid obesity although medical weight loss is still an option for many even with morbid obesity.
The basic concept of bariatric surgery is to reduce the size of the stomach sac so that a person feels fuller sooner. However, the stomach sac is like a balloon that can re-expand gradually over time leading to weight regain in many patients that had gastric bypass surgery.
What are the risks of bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery also carries the risks associated with surgery such as anastomosis leak, anesthesia risk, adhesion’s, malabsorption, in addition to the risk of weight regain, so it has to be used judiciously and only after less invasive options such as medical weight loss were tried and not successful.
What are the other names for bariatric surgery?
Other names for bariatric surgery: Bariatric surgery is also known as gastrointestinal surgery or weight-loss surgery.
What are the types of bariatric surgery?
Gastric bypass (Roux and Y) or sleeve are the two types of common bariatric surgery procedures.
Who are the candidates for gastric bypass surgery?
his is surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help patients with extreme obesity to lose weight.
What are the other non-surgical techniques used for weight loss?
Lap-Band, and Intra-gastric balloon are some of the commonly used techniques.
Glossary of bariatric surgical terms
Band Disintegration: Disintegration of the LAP-BAND® Framework gadget through the gastric dividers and into the lumen of the stomach.
Band Slippage: At the point when part of the stomach underneath the Lap-Band Framework, relocates up through the band, making a bigger pocket over the band.
Bariatric: Identified with the part of medication that manages the counteraction and treatment of heftiness.
Bariatric Specialist: A specialist who has practical experience in the careful treatment of weight.
Body Mass Index: A measure of fatness as measured by height to weight ratio.
Comorbidity: An ailment that exists notwithstanding and is caused or compounded by heftiness or some other essential ailment being contemplated or treated. With adequate weight reduction, heftiness related comorbidities, for example, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and rest apnea for the most part improve or totally resolve.
Dumping Syndrome:A physiological response habitually observed after gastric detour medical procedure. This activity is intended to adjust the capacity of the stomach and digestive organs and interfere with ordinary processing. Hence, at whatever point patients eat certain nourishments, for example, sugar and desserts, they may encounter “dumping,” portrayed by side effects of queasiness, flushing and perspiring, wooziness and watery looseness of the bowels.
Gastric Bypass: A surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity where a thumb-sized stomach pocket is made utilizing stapling strategies to separate the stomach and afterward interface the outlet of the pocket straightforwardly to the digestive tract basically “bypassing” the lower stomach.
Gastroesophageal Reflux: The retrogressive progression of stomach substance into the throat because of a glitch in the sphincter toward the finish of the throat. This can cause acid reflux and uneasiness. At the point when it happens over and again, it might become gastroesophageal reflux ailment (GERD), where stomach corrosive can in the long run cause scarring of the throat and other incessant issues.
Laparoscopic surgical procedure: A negligibly intrusive careful methodology where the specialist makes a few little entry points to get to the inside of the body. A long, thin camera connected to a light source and chopstick-like instruments are utilized to play out the activity. Contrasted with the enormous entry point of traditional open medical procedure, there is regularly less torment and scarring following this activity. As a rule, emergency clinic remain and by and large recuperation time are likewise decreased.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: An insignificantly obtrusive technique for performing gastric bypass medical procedure.
Lumen: The pit or channel inside a cylinder or rounded organ.
Malabsorption: A condition where the small digestive tract can’t retain supplements from nourishments.
Sleep Apnea: The impermanent suspension of breathing during sleep which may happen over and again, bringing about a poor night’s rest and daytime sluggishness. One of the comorbidities related with being obese.
Sleeve Gastrectomy: Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight reduction medical procedure in which the specialist cuts away a huge bit of the stomach. The new, littler stomach is about the size of a banana. It restrains the measure of nourishment an individual can eat by making the body feel more full in the wake of eating limited quantities of nourishment.
Stoma: The outlet to the stomach made by stapling or setting a customizable band around its upper part, which isolates the stomach into two sections – the little upper stomach pocket and the lower stomach – bringing about confinement of the measure of nourishment the stomach can hold and expanding the time it takes to exhaust. The LAP-BAND® Framework enables the stoma to be balanced by blowing up or flattening the inward surface of the band so as to alter the level of confinement.
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