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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a typical weight loss procedure that loses weight by lowering the stomach food holding capacity. This service aims to decrease the size of the stomach. It will eventually help to redu... Read More

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a typical weight loss procedure that loses weight by lowering the stomach food holding capacity. This service aims to decrease the size of the stomach. It will eventually help to reduce appetite and, ultimately, weight loss. Add a healthy diet with regular exercise to your daily routine for long-term success with this procedure.

Dieting Vs. Bariatric surgery

They make it easy for you to decide what would be a better option. There is a comparison between dieting and Bariatric surgery below:

  • Safety: Most people find dieting to be a safe option compared to any type of surgery.
  • Side effects: Sometimes, dilation of the esophagus occurs with chronic nausea, and bleeding may occur. Death may occur in rare cases.
  • Effectiveness: Dieting is a cheap procedure. You can go to any nutritionist and get a healthy diet plan to maintain your weight, but it works until you strictly follow that chart. Bariatric surgery mainly focuses on reducing stomach size, ultimately reducing weight. Still, as it is a surge procedure, risks are always there.
  • Cost: The cost of dieting is almost negligible, but it is a tough ask. On the other hand, Bariatric surgery is a costly procedure but gives sure results.

Who Performs Bariatric Surgery?

A qualified surgeon or Gastroenterologist performs Bariatric surgery. The Gastroenterologist who performs Bariatric surgery may sometimes be referred to as a surgeon’s Gastroenterology.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

The three main types of errors for which bariatric surgery is done. They are as follows:

  • Gastric bypass: It works by decreasing the amount of food you can eat by reducing the absorption of nutrients.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy: In this, about 80% of the stomach is replaced with a long, tube-like pouch
  • Gastric banding with duodenal switch: It is a two-step surgery with the first step similar to a sleeve gastrectomy & the second surgery involves connecting the end portion of the intestine to the duodenum

Preparations Before Bariatric Surgery

A doctor will make preparations according to your condition. However, some of the common steps before Bariatric surgery is performed are:

  • Stomach Exam: Your doctor will conduct a complete Abdomen exam to ensure that your internal health is good enough for the surgery.
  • Preventive Measures: These measures can decrease your risk of developing stomach infections.
  • Medical History: Your doctor may also ask about your general health history and any medications you are currently taking.

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Bariatric Surgery Benefits

Some of the benefits of Bariatric surgeries include the following:

  • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Relief of depression
  • Joint pain relief
  • Improve fertility
  • Eliminates Sleep Apnea

How Long Does Bariatric Surgery Take?

Gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy mainly take about 1-2 hours, whereas gastric bypass takes 2-3 hours.

Risks Associated with Bariatric Procedure?

Bariatric surgery, like any operation, has some risks. It is a complicated procedure and, if not handled correctly, can cause issues that permanently impair your abdomen. It is one reason you should go with a surgeon with a lot of experience with these procedures. The other risks include:

  • Dilation of the esophagus.
  • Inability to eat certain foods.
  • Blood clots
  • Infection.
  • Obstruction of the stomach.
  • Weight gain or failure to lose weight.

Bariatric Surgery Cost In Pakistan

Bariatric Surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 150,000 - to 650,000. It also depends upon the doctor, materials used, and the hospital expenditure/equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

Yes Bariatric Surgery surgery available in Pakistan?

If the efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful and your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea, then bariatric surgery is the right option for you to consider.

There are four types of bariatric surgery that are performed commonly; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion.

Just like in any other major surgery, bariatric surgery may also lead to potential health risks, both in the short term and long term. The common risks associated with the surgical procedure may include excessive bleeding and infection.

Patients may experience neck and shoulder pain after bariatric surgery. It is normal to experience some discomfort after any surgery.

In the first 30 days after bariatric surgery, the average weight loss is 5 to 15 pounds per week. Men tend to lose weight at a faster pace as compared to women. In two months, most people notice a 20% loss of excess weight averagely.

• Food with Empty Calories. • Alcohol. • Dry Foods. • Bread, Rice, and Pasta. • Fibrous Fruits and Vegetables. • High-Fat Food. • Sugary and Highly Caffeinated Drinks. • Tough Meats.

Caffeine results in dehydration and acts as an appetite stimulant.

Gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy take about 1-2 hours, whereas gastric bypass takes 2-3 hours.

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