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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Our busy lifestyle and unhealthy food choices burden us with unnecessary fat. Nowadays, people have normalized obesity and we are comfortable in our own skin. However, we cannot overlook the health conditions associated with obesity.

Many surgical procedures can remove some fat but they never were a cure for obesity. On the other hand, Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery is the most effective and safe method of weight loss.

What is Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic Bariatric surgery is a surgical method for weight loss. The advancement in endoscopic devices gave rise to such surgical procedures in which no incisions are required. These methods are gaining popularity for their weight loss results.

Endoscopic Bariatric surgery doesn't focus on removing fat but it shrinks the space for food in your stomach.

Who needs Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Endoscopic Bariatric surgery is for those candidates who are not eligible for other weight-loss surgeries that require a specific BMI range.

If your body isn't losing fat even after burning calories regularly, you should consider having endoscopic surgery.

You should go for Endoscopic bariatric surgery, if:

  • You are obese
  • Your workout plan is not responding
  • You had surgery but you are again accumulating fat

There are numerous other benefits of Endoscopic surgeries.

How to Prepare for Surgery?

Although Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery doesn't require any incisions, there are some necessary preparations you should complete before surgery.

Your surgeon will ask you for:

  • Lab tests: To ensure that you are not allergic to any of the medications or anesthesia.
  • Medical History: If you are taking any medication or supplements regularly, you should bring them to the notice of your doctor.
  • Family history: If there is a condition or allergy that runs in your family, your doctor should know about it beforehand.

Your surgeon will remove some of the medication or food items that you consume daily.

It is advised to stop drinking alcohol and smoking for 3-4 weeks before surgery.

This surgery requires anesthesia, therefore, you shouldn't consume anything 8 to 10 hours before surgery.

How is Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Performed?

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is not performed by making incisions in your body. The surgical device goes through the mouth to perform the surgery. Despite the lack of incisions, the patient needs to be under anesthesia for the surgery. A pipe going all the way to your stomach through your mouth can be an unpleasant experience.

The anesthetist injects the anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort. Now that you are ready for the procedure, there are three ways to perform Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery:

The Intragastric balloon

In this procedure, a silicone balloon is used to cover up some space in the stomach, such that there is less space for food, and the person is full early.

The balloon is inflated with saline after it reaches the stomach endoscopically. A small camera is also inserted as there are no incisions.

This FDA-approved balloon is placed perfectly and inflated. The balloon is removed after every six months. This procedure is very popular because it is completely reversible.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

In ESG, the surgeon sutures the stomach to shrink it. A smaller stomach can hold less food. Therefore, you are full early. Less intake means less fat, and the patient loses fat gradually.

This procedure is also performed by a thin tube inserted in your stomach through your mouth.

Aspiration Therapy

If you go for aspiration treatment, an FDA-approved device with a tube is placed in your stomach through a small incision.

This device drains out a portion of the meal after 20-30 minutes and excretes it through a small tube resting against the skin. Another small device is attached to the outer tube to support the draining process.

After the surgery is done, you will be kept there to monitor your vital condition for a while. In the case of ESG and Aspiration therapy, it takes some time to recover and heal the stitches.

Your surgeon will give you self-care instructions and medications to adapt to the changes in your body.

What are the Risk Factors involved with EBS Surgeries?

The risk of such surgeries is relatively smaller as most of them are done without any incision. Some of the risks involved are:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Hernias
  • Malnutrition
  • Stomach perforation
  • Low blood sugar

The risks involved with incisions and anesthesia are:

  • Infection
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Reaction to anesthesia

Conclusion

Endoscopic bariatric surgery is not an instant solution for obesity. It reduces the body intake by various methods, which in turn reduces weight gradually. After these types of surgeries, you should maintain an active lifestyle and consume healthy food.

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When should I eat after an ESG surgery?

It takes around four weeks to heal after ESG. Even after the fourth week, you should take a low sugar, low-fat diet to support the weight loss process.

Why should I go for any bariatric surgery?

Some risks are involved with every surgical procedure. Bariatric surgeries are safer than most weight-loss surgical procedures out there.

On top of that, obesity has more health risks than any bariatric surgery.

How long does an EBS surgery work?

Even after an EBS surgery, you need to switch to a low-sugar, low-fat diet to lose weight. Your metabolism will try to increase your weight but you should eat healthy food and exercise regularly. In ideal cases, you can benefit from these surgeries for years.

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