Bariatric Surgery

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Who needs Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a procedure that results in weight loss by restricting the amount of food that stomach can hold. The aim of weight loss is achieved by the following methods:

  • Gastric band insertion 
  • Sleeve gastrectomy 
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch 
  • Gastric bypass method

In all the methods, the basic aim is to reduce the size of the stomach to make less eating possible which helps to reduce the weight. All these methods are known collectively as bariatric surgery. However, even after bariatric surgery, doctors suggest making permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits

Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective procedure when it comes to achieving long term weight-loss and significantly helps you in improving the quality of your health. Bariatric surgery in addition to reducing weight also resolves many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Since bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss, it also paves the way for many other exciting opportunities for you and greatly improves your overall health and well-being. Almost 95% of the patients who undergo bariatric surgery report improvement in their quality of life after surgery.

It improves:

  • Infertility issues
  • Cardiovascular Health 
  • Eliminates Sleep Apnea

Bariatric Surgery Recovery

Mostly, bariatric surgery is laparoscopic, which means that the surgery is performed by making small cuts, which results in shorter recovery time. Usually, patients stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks. However, surgeons strongly advise to not take part in any strenuous activity is for three to six weeks after surgery. Here are some recommended tips for bariatric surgery recovery: 

  • Avoid lifting weights heavier than 20 to 30 pounds or doing push or pull motions in the first six weeks after surgery.

  • Do not carry out heavy works such as lifting, carrying or pushing heavy loads for the first three months after surgery.

  • Increase your fluid intake as you may feel tired, weak or nauseated or may experience vomiting in the first few weeks after surgery. The recommended amount of water to drink is 1.5 to 2 liters each day.

  • After surgery, take vitamins and supplements regularly, eat a healthy diet, and make sure to see your doctor for follow-up appointments.

Bariatric Surgery Cost In Pakistan

Bariatric surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 150,000 - 650,000. It varies depending upon the surgeon, materials used and the hospital expenditure. Below is the list of best doctors who perform bariatric surgery in Pakistan.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.