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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Alwarpet, Chennai

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is a kind of bariatric surgery mainly used to treat obesity. These procedures are comparatively safe and have a long-lasting effect. The different types of this procedure include: using intragastric balloons, endoluminal bypass liners, duodenal-jejunal bypass, etc. Endoscopic intragastric balloon treatment in Alwarpet is considered one of the safest bariatric surgery processes in Chennai.

About Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is performed using small equipment and flexible scope. These instruments are inserted from the mouth and are invasive. The operation is generally done on an outpatient basis, where the patient can go back to his normal lifestyle a few hours after the procedure. It is a more modern type of surgery and reduces the risk of operative complications. It is used in both primary endoscopic bariatric surgeries as well as for secondary endoscopic bariatric surgeries. The patient undergoing surgery is advised to avoid eating or drinking before the surgery.

Endoscopic bariatric surgery has proved to be beneficial in treating diabetes and is now changing the dimension of bariatric surgery.

Who Qualifies for Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is an invasive bariatric surgery used for treating patients who do not want to opt for traditional bariatric surgeries. It is beneficial in cases of obesity, where the body mass index is equal to or more than thirty.  

It is not helpful in all cases of obesity. Before starting the procedure, the doctor screens the patient to check whether endoscopic surgery will be beneficial or not. This process is not advised to patients who have a hernia, peptic ulcer, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Why Is Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Conducted?

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is used if you have the following health problems:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) between thirty to forty
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart stroke
  • Hypertension

Different Types of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

There are several types of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery:

  • Using Intragastric Balloon is a type of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery where a flexible and soft catheter is used to inflate balloons under direct endoscopic vision. This operation reduces the amount of food and increases the feeling of being fuller even after small meals. Different types of silicone balloons are used for this surgery, some are filled with fluid, and some have gases. All the balloons work in the same way. Balloons take up most of the stomach, and very little space is left for food and drinks. Intragastric balloons are placed temporarily for six months. The procedure is reversible and takes an only half-hour to complete. 
  • Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass - This procedure was traditionally used to cure intestine cancer, type 2 diabetes, etc. In this process, the duodenum (the first part of the intestine, which connects with the stomach) is bypassed. As a result, the stomach size is reduced as per the patients’ weight. Duodenal-jejunal bypass does not cause dumping syndrome, and it affects the diet as well as the metabolism.

Benefits of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is for patients who do not want to go for conventional surgeries; instead, they want an invasive procedure. Most of these surgeries are reversible and can be modified as per the need. The patient can go back home on the same day after surgery. 

Risk of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Though endoscopic bariatric surgery does not require cuts and is not a major surgery, still there are a few risk factors associated with it:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

These are simple postoperative side-effects. Endoscopic bariatric surgery has proven to be safe in all aspects and so far has not shown any significant complications. 

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Is endoscopic bariatric surgery safe in the long run?

Endoscopic bariatric surgeries are safer than standard procedures. One of the most popular types of Endoscopic bariatric surgery is Intragastric Balloon insertion. It takes less than an hour and is also reversible. You can opt for these kinds of surgeries if you are scared and haven’t undergone any surgery in the past.

How is Endoscopic bariatric surgery performed?

The surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia, and a long flexible tube is inserted through your throat into the stomach for the main operation.

What are its post-operative precautions?

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is done on an outpatient basis. But avoid eating heavy food items and stick to a liquid diet for a few days after the procedure.


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