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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is also known as sleeve gastroplasty. This is a minimally invasive procedure that results in weight loss. This process is done on significantly overweight or obese people and has a body mass above 30. This is an alternative if exercise and diet have not been effective on that person. This procedure results in significant weight loss and also limits the food that you can eat.  The procedure is a minimally invasive way to conduct a sleeve gastrectomy.

A suturing device is put into your throat and then pushed down to your stomach in the procedure. The surgeon then inserts sutures in your stomach and reduces its size. An endoscopic bariatric surgery demands a commitment to a healthier lifestyle after the procedure. Your diet needs to be altered and maintained for the procedure to give long-term results. The procedure can also lower your blood sugar levels and help in controlling and maintaining diabetes. For further information, contact bariatric surgery in hospitals near you.

What Happens in an Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

This procedure is carried out as an outpatient procedure. The surgery is done in an endoscopic unit. Before the surgery, you will be given general anesthesia. You will be asleep during the procedure. The procedure is done with the help of an endoscope.  The endoscope is a flexible tube with a camera at the end, which allows the doctor to examine and see your organs. The endoscope will be inserted through your throat down to your stomach. Since the endoscope has a small camera, the doctor or the surgeon operating the endoscope can conduct the surgery without making any incisions in your abdomen. With the help of the endoscope, the doctor will place sutures inside the stomach. These sutures will then perform their function and change the shape and structure of the stomach. After the sutures do their job, the stomach ends up looking like a tube. Since the size of the stomach is reduced, you will eat less food in the future as you will feel fuller soon. After the surgery is completed, you will be kept under observation for a few hours, and then you will be allowed to go home. 

Who Qualifies for Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is recommended to anyone who is, 

  • Who has a body mass index above 30
  • Who is willing to participate in a medical weight loss program

This procedure is done for patients who don’t want to get traditional bariatric surgery. This surgery will not be recommended to people with large hiatal hernia or a condition that involves gastrointestinal bleeding like peptic ulcer disease. For further information, contact bariatric surgery specialists near you.

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Why Would You Get an Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is done to control the weight of a person. This will be recommended to a patient by the doctor or the surgeon when the person is obese or overweight and has not lost weight even after exercise and diet. This is not a procedure that will be recommended to someone who has a low body mass index. This procedure can also help in controlling the blood sugar of a person.  This surgery also helps the patient reduce the risk of several diseases which are caused due to weight-related problems like heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc. Contact bariatric surgery doctors near you for this.

Benefits of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

There are several benefits of getting an endoscopic bariatric surgery. Some of these include:

  • Effective weight control
  • Lower chances of getting weight-related diseases
  • Fewer Complications
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker recovery

Risks of Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

There can be several risks in endoscopic bariatric surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chances of Hematoma
  • Problems in eating food
  • Pain
  • Nausea

After getting an endoscopic bariatric surgery, maintaining a healthier lifestyle is a must. If you can’t follow a healthy lifestyle and diet, you will not see long-term results. Only consider getting this procedure done if you are willing to commit to keeping a healthy lifestyle.

Contact bariatric surgery hospitals near Delhi for more knowledge about the procedure.

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty/about/pac-20393958

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/endoscopic-weight-loss-program/services/endoscopic.html

How long does an endoscopic bariatric surgery take?

The surgery lasts for about 90 minutes to two hours.

What will be the diet recommendation after the surgery?

You will be on a liquid diet for about two weeks, then move onto semi-solid foods. Eventually, after some time, you can switch to a regular diet.

How much weight will the patient lose?

The patient will lose about 12 to 20% of their body weight after the procedure.

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