Bariatric/ Obesity / weight loss surgery is a treatment option for patients suffering with morbid obesity. It is considered to be the most effective treatment for obesity in terms of maintenance of long-term weight loss. Moreover, it causes significant improvement in obesity-related comorbid conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pains, sleeping disorders like sleep apnea, heart diseases, infertility issues and more.
Bariatric surgery is performed using Laparoscopic technique (Keyhole surgery- minimally invasive) and most of the patients are walking around on the same day of the surgery.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. The weight loss surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
Common Bariatric surgery options which are available :
- Gastric Bypass
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Minigastric bypass
- Gastric bands
The choice of the surgical procedure depends on the treating surgeon and the team after evaluation and counselling.
Max Institute of MAMBS, Saket is accredited as the First Center of Excellence in ‘Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery’ (2010) by the Surgical review Corporation, USA.