Bariatric Surgery in Chennai

Every person wants to be in his/her best shape, however, due to the unhealthy lifestyle that people lead today, there has been a significant rise in obesity. There are a variety of ways to lose weight such as following a hardcore diet, indulging in an intense workout and much more. One way to get lose weight is by getting a bariatric surgery. At Apollo Spectra, Chennai we offer leading bariatric surgery in Chennai and ensure satisfactory results.

What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery. Out of all the weight loss surgeries that exist, bariatric surgery has been proven to be the most effective. A bariatric surgery is performed on the stomach and intestine which in turn leads to weight loss. This method of weight loss has been said to be the only weight loss method which works every time. However, it is often ignored or misunderstood by people. Besides giving amazing weight loss results, bariatric surgery can also make a number of chronic conditions disappear.
How does a bariatric surgery work?
Bariatric surgery works by restricting food intake and decreasing the absorption of food in the stomach and the intestines. The process of digestion starts in the mouth with chewing food and it’s mixing with saliva. Once chewed, the food reaches the stomach and combines with digestive juices. It then breaks down so that the nutrients and calories in the food can be absorbed. Following this, the process of digestion speeds up and the food enters the small intestines and it is mixed with pancreatic and bile juices. The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to interrupt the digestion process by preventing the breakdown of food so that it is not absorbed in the traditional way. This alteration of the digestive process causes a reduction in the number of nutrients and calories that are absorbed, enabling patients to lose weight and preventing a number of harmful health conditions.

What are the benefits of Bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery does not only help you lose weight, but it also does a lot more than that. It helps prevent the advent of a number of health conditions. Some benefits of Bariatric surgery include-

1. A successful weight loss. Bariatric surgery is said to be one of the most reliable and effective methods of weight loss.
2. It helps in preventing problems associated with increased weight such as obesity.
3. Bariatric surgery is of great benefit to people who are type 2 diabetes patients.
4. It helps in managing a healthy blood pressure.
5. It helps in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels in the body to prevent heart complications.
6. It helps in managing knee and joint pain which often occurs as a result of being overweight
7. This surgery helps you become more physically active

What are the different types of bariatric surgery?

A bariatric or weight loss surgery can be performed in a number of ways. The type of surgery you undergo depends upon your present health as well your medical history. Doctors at Apollo Spectra, Chennai, examine every patient carefully and suggest the most suited surgery option for them. Some common types of bariatric surgery include-

Gastric bypass
Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery. It helps you lose weight by limiting the quantity of food that of food you eat. It alters the usual process of digestion and thus reduces the number of calorie and nutrients that your body absorbs. In a gastric bypass surgery, the doctor creates a small pouch in the stomach. This causes a division in the stomach to which the doctor attaches the small intestines. Because the size of the stomach is reduced, it can now hold less amount of food than before. This ensures a fuller stomach even if you eat a small meal, causing a weight loss.

Gastric sleeve

A gastric sleeve surgery or a sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight-loss. Under this procedure, the size of the stomach is brought down to about 15% of its original size. This gives your stomach a sleeve or tube-like structure. This sleeve or your new stomach is smaller in size and so does not expand while eating. It also produces lesser amounts of the hormone that causes hunger, making you feel more satisfied even after eating small meals.

Gastric balloon

A gastric balloon surgery is a weight loss surgery in which an inflatable silicone balloon is temporarily placed inside your stomach. It creates a feeling of fullness in the stomach even after small meals and also works by reduces your hunger allowing you to control your portion sizes.

The balloon is usually deflated and removed from the stomach after 6 months of insertion. Once the balloon is removed, most of the patients get in habit of eating a small portion size and are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Why should you choose Apollo Spectra, Chennai for Bariatric surgery?
At Apollo Spectra, Chennai, we aim at providing the finest quality services. We have equipped a team of the top bariatric surgeons who use the most advanced and leading-edge techniques to carry out different type bariatric surgeries and ensure a speedy recovery and good health of the patients.