Bariatric / Weight Loss / Metabolic Surgery at GNH Hospital Gurgaon
Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery or Bariatric Surgery also known as Metabolic Surgery is done on people having a BMI of more than 40. Such morbidly obese people are in the risk category of developing diseases like Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Joints and Back Pain and many other health issues. When all methods like exercise, diet fail to achieve weight loss then Bariatric Surgery is an option.
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. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. The preferred Bariatric Surgery at GNH Hospital is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. GNH Hospital is located at Gurgaon at 20 minutes drive from New Delhi International Airport. The cost of the procedure is USD 6000 and the hospital stay is 4-5 days. The patient would lose almost 30% of the body weight in the next 6-7 months after the surgery. Our Bariatric Team is led by Dr. Sumit Shah who has the experience of more than 150 such surgeries with excellent results.
Types of weight loss surgery
- Restrictive surgeries shrink the size of the stomach which reduces the amount of food it can hold. This makes you feel full when eating much sooner than you did before surgery. The established restrictive procedures include:
- Adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery)
- Gastric sleeve
- Intragastric balloon (gastric balloon)
- Malabsorptive surgeries rearrange and/or remove part your digestive system which then limits the amount of calories and nutrients that your body can absorb. Treatments with a large malabsorptive component result in the most weight loss.
There are no longer any purely malabsorptive operations being performed.
- Combination – When surgery combines both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques, it is known as a “combination” procedure (although some surgeons also refer to this type of surgery as malabsorptive). Most types of bariatric surgery carry at least a small element of both components, but the following established surgeries achieve a notable portion of weight loss from each…
- Gastric bypass (more malabsorption than the restrictive procedures listed above, but works primarily through restriction)
- Duodenal switch (more malabsorption - the sleeve stomach is the restrictive portion and the intestinal bypass (duodenal switch) is the malabsorptive component)