Weight loss surgery is necessary for highly obese people who struggle to lose their weight using traditional weight loss methods such as diet restriction, exercise, naturopathy, and medicine.
Bariatric surgery or obesity surgery is nowadays a common choice for immediate and rapid weight loss. This is particularly relevant in people who due to overweight are at increased risk for health problems such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disorders and stroke.
India is one of the world’s most successful and best weight loss surgery destinations. Hundreds of people from around the world visit top hospitals in India each year for bariatric surgery to remove extra weight from their bodies.
There are many reasons why people in India opt for weight loss surgery. The most important reason is that India’s best weight loss operation hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that are used to perform all types of weight loss surgical procedures. And MedGinnie is one of them which uses all the modern facilities to perform the surgery.
Here are the common types of weight loss surgery performed at MedGinnie in India:
Gastric Bypass Surgery:
Also known as Roux-en-Y stomach bypass (RYGB), stomach bypass is a common surgical procedure to leave only a small portion of the stomach in the body known as “pouch.” The food that the patient eats after the operation enters the pouch and skips the rest of the stomach directly into the small intestines.
This adjustment made to the stomach restricts the amount of food the patient can carry. The patient experiences an early feeling of fullness due to the reduced space and capacity, and thus eats less. The food often “bypasses” the regions of the intestine and stomach where it is broken down and digested.
Gastric bypass surgery can be performed either using conventional open surgery or using a specialized device called a laparoscope. The use of laparoscope allows surgeons to see into the stomach through multiple small incisions rather than a wide, open cut. In the case of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, therefore, recovery is fast compared to open weight loss surgery.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure is now the most common weight-loss procedure. Most patients say their quality of life is on the rise. It has been shown to result in a lasting weight loss and improvement in the comorbidities associated with obesity. Diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, liver disease, hypertension and many more have been shown to be controlled, improved or even cured.
There’s a technique that uses gastric rings in vertical banded gastroplasty to monitor the size of the stoma. This is called the Gastric Bypass Ring. Surgeons use these rings to maintain stoma size and to reduce stretching. This technique has developed into a logical process used to combat obesity. Postprandial emesis is restricted with the ring serving as the stoma. The patient has the ability to have no trouble eating diverse foods such as meats and vegetables. This surgery results in a significantly greater weight loss than in standard gastroplasty. Some ring gastric bypass complications are marginal ulcers, stenosis, incisional hernia and breakdown of the staple line.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy:
In laparoscopic sleeve gastronomy, with the aid of a laparoscope, a substantial portion of the stomach (around 75 percent) is removed, except for the upper section. This minimally invasive weight loss surgery therefore leaves a “sleeve” in place.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy results in weight loss by the following two ways:
- By limiting the amount of food: The reduced size of the stomach limits the amount of food that the person eats because of an early feeling of fullness. The food does not bypass any part of the stomach or intestine in this case of weight loss surgery, thus, all the nutrients get absorbed.
- By suppressing hunger: Sleeve gastrectomy also works by reducing the production of hunger hormone called “ghrelin.” This hormone is produced by the stomach when it is empty. Since a large portion of the stomach is removed, the production of this hormone falls.
The use of adjustable gastric balloon and lap band are two other popular weight loss surgery methods used nowadays at the some of the top hospitals in India.
Another important explanation why medical tourists from all over the world choose India to undergo surgery on weight loss is ‘accessibility.’ Opting for gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy proves to be cost-effective, as the cost of bariatric surgery in India is much lower than any other country that offers the same treatment quality and technology use.
It remains unchanged even though account is taken of additional expenditures such as transportation, boarding, accommodation and food. It is estimated that if they want to come to India for weight loss surgery, an average person traveling from the US would save about 60 per cent of their income.