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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in MRC Nagar, Chennai

Bariatrics - Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Overview of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is performed when both diet and exercise fail to reduce your obesity and excessive weight is causing you great problems. In bariatric surgery, some changes are made in your digestive system to help you lose weight.

In Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery, endoscopic devices are used with the target of solely achieving weight loss. Sometimes, excessive weight may cause serious diseases or complications. It is advisable to visit an Endoscopic bariatric surgeon near you for consultation.

What is Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is performed using technically developed endoscopic devices which help in achieving weight loss. Various endoscopic treatment procedures help in weight loss treatment. With the increase in technology and advanced endoscopic equipment, Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is gaining popularity

In this surgery, a device inserted into the abdominal cavity occupies space and constricts the stomach, which helps in obesity treatment. Various Endoscopic procedures like an Intragastric balloon, Primary gastroplasty, and Outlet reduction are used. For further and detailed consultation it is advisable to visit a bariatric surgeon near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is needed?

Excessive weight might cause some diseases that can hinder daily activities but in some situations, it can trigger life-threatening diseases. Hence, it is advisable to consult an Endoscopic bariatric surgeon in Chennai. In the following situations, Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is recommended:

  • Your excessive weight is resulting in serious health problems
  • You are suffering from High blood pressure or Hypertension due to excessive weight
  • You are facing Respiratory problems or sleep apnea
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Type2 diabetes

Note that Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is performed only if diet or exercise has not worked for you in reducing your excessive weight and if due to excessive weight, you have a potential risk of triggering life-threatening diseases.

When to see a doctor?

Obesity might lead to many minor problems which may be solved in time but they may trigger serious health problems or heart disease later. In such a situation, it is advisable to consult a bariatric specialist near you. At such times, consulting a doctor is highly recommended as an early diagnosis will be a great help in getting the right treatment and for a successful recovery.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Who qualifies for Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

  • Your age should be 18 or above
  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) should be between 30 to 40
  • You didn’t have any past stomach surgery
  • You didn’t have any past esophagus surgery
  • You are willing to participate actively in a long term follow-up plan

It is necessary to fulfill all the criteria to undergo Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery. An endoscopic bariatric surgeon will verify your eligibility and other requirements.

What are the benefits of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

With endoscopic devices at their disposal, bariatric surgeons use various procedures and implement space-occupying methods to combat obesity. The procedure brings many long-lasting advantages for patients:

  • Reduces obesity
  • Improves your heart health
  • Long-term respite from type 2 diabetes
  • Respite from Depression
  • Boosts your confidence level
  • Eliminates obstructive sleep apnea
  • Relief from joint pain
  • Improves fertility
  • Positive influence on overall health

For further consultation, it is advisable to visit a bariatric specialist near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the Risks involved in Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Surgery inevitably involves a particular level of risk or side effects associated with it, but it is necessary to know that side effects differ from person to person. The general risks include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Malnutrition
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcers
  • Hypoglycemia

Conclusion

With the development of technology for Endoscopic treatment achieving approximately 10-15% reduction in body weight is possible. It is necessary to pay attention to change in body health due to obesity, as it may be a triggering sign. In case of excessive weight gain, it is advisable to visit an endoscopic bariatric surgeon near you.

References

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28008162

https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/new-endoscopic-procedures-offer-alternative-to-bariatric-surgery

https://www.sutterhealth.org/services/weight-loss/endoscopic-bariatric-procedures

For what duration does the balloon need to be placed?

It varies from person to person and the situation but generally, it may be placed up to 6months.

With the balloon placed will a face abdominal cramps?

In some cases Yes, in the beginning, stage you may feel abdominal cramps but it will eventually go away in 3-5 days. Note: this side effect may vary from person to person.

From where Balloon is being inserted and removed?

The balloon is being inserted and removed from the mouth using an endoscopic device.

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