Bariatric Surgeon in Pune

When one suffers from obesity, surgery is an excellent option. Bariatric surgery can be considered if even after exercise and diets, you are unable to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is a procedure conducted in order to lose weight. This surgery restricts the quantity of food that the stomach can take in and causing malabsorption of the nutrients.

Who is this surgery for?

It is considered only if you are obese and your BMI score is 40 or above. This is extreme obesity. Also, if your BMI score is about 35-39.9 and you are having issues due to the weight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., then you may qualify for the surgery. However, it is not an easy way of losing weight. Once you consider undergoing this surgery, our bariatric surgeon in Pune will conduct a full physical evaluation to see if it is suitable for you. Only then you can opt for the surgery.

How to prepare for a bariatric surgery?

First of all, your bariatric surgeon in Pune will give you all the instructions after deciding the type of bariatric surgery that is suitable for you. You may have to undergo various tests in the lab and may have to follow a few restrictions when it comes to food you eat and fluids you drink. You must let your doctor know about all the medicines you are currently taking, even if is something herbal or simply a supplement. Before the surgery, you may have to start a program dedicated to physical activity and may have to quit using tobacco. If you find it difficult to quit, you can always talk to your doctor about it. You can also make your home ready for after your surgery, such as keeping the food and fluids you can consume, if your doctor has prescribed medications you can keep them before the surgery. Also, you can ask someone to stay with you for a couple of days, post-surgery.

How is the surgery performed?

The complete procedure of the surgery depends on the patient situation, the type of surgery you are going through, and the methodologies of the doctor and the hospital. Some bariatric surgeries are performed with large incisions made on the abdomen. However, today, the surgeries are mostly performed laparoscopically. A laparoscope is a medical device, which is basically a small hollow tube, attached to a camera. This camera enables the doctor to take a look inside the abdomen and operate without any large cuts or incisions. It is faster, and the recovery period is shorter. The surgery can take hours and once you come out of anesthesia, the hospital staff at Apollo Spectra will monitor your condition and keep any complications away. You may have to stay in the hospital for about 3-5 days.

What are the types of bariatric surgery?

Roux-en-Y

It is one of the most common types of bariatric surgeries. Here, the surgeon will cut the top of the stomach, closing it and separating it from the rest of the stomach, making it a pouch-like. In general, your stomach can hold up to 3 pints of food. However, after the surgery, your stomach will be able to hold only one ounce of food. The small intestine is then cut and connected directly to the pouch-like stomach.
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

It is a complicated multipart surgery, where the bariatric surgeon in Pune will remove about 80% of the stomach. The valve that releases food into the intestines will stay as it is and also some of the small intestines. The end part of the intestine is attached to the duodenal, which is present near the stomach. This surgery will also limit the quantity of food you consume, and the nutrient absorption becomes less.

Sleeve gastronomy

It is a new type of bariatric surgery where the structure of the stomach changes. After this surgery, your stomach will look like a tube and it controls the amount of food you can consume and also restricts the absorption of the nutrients.

What are the advantages of a bariatric surgery?

One of the biggest advantages of this surgery is it helps you lose weight and restricts it from making a comeback. It also helps reduce the risks of various disease linked to obesity, including diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease, sleep apnea, and even stroke.

Why choose Apollo Spectra?

Apollo Spectra offers you a world-class service coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities for better treatments. Our bariatric surgeons make use of advanced technology and innovative techniques to help conduct the surgery in a better manner. Our staff makes sure that your stay remains comfortable all through your stay and offer a compassionate care. Our team of doctors and nurses come with a vast knowledge and experience.