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Questions Asked About Bariatric Surgery

Here is some most asked questions about Bariatric Surgery.

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Is Weight Loss Surgery Same As Liposuction? What Exactly Is This Surgery?

No weight loss surgery is not like liposuction. We do not remove fat from some parts of the body for temporary inch loss but we actually resize your stomach by a minimally invasive technique. This gives weight loss that is sustained and substantial.

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Can We Not Lose Weight By Just Dieting And Exercise?

Yes you can and you should surely do that but this effort has a limitation. Maximum weight loss by these efforts can be 20 kg but morbidly obese patients need excessive weight loss around 70 kg which is not possible by diet and exercise. Most of the patients cannot even move to do proper exercise.

3

How Much Will These Procedures Cost?

At centre for obesity and diabetes surgery Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, conducts various weight loss procedures at very modest budgets. We offer the surgery at the most reasonable rates compared to centres throughout the country.

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What Are The Salient Features Of Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the name given to a group of surgeries to affect permanent weight loss in severely obese people. It is a painless, minimal invasive, stitchless procedure. Patient has to be in hospital for 3 days.

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What Are The Different Types Of Bariatric Surgeries?

There are different types of bariatric surgery, liekwise: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Single Incision Lap Sleeve, Banded Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Jejunal Bypass.

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Even If Somebody Who Has Undergone This Surgery Eats More, Can He Still Lose Weight?

For being fit and not gain weight, one has to follow a proper diet and exercise schedule. This also goes with bariatric surgery patients. It has been seen that these patients lose very good weight in first 2 months, later they might not lose weight and plateau effect can occur without dieting.

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Will My Skin Fat Hang After Surgery?

In extreme cases, the redundant skin needs to be trimmed out. In these cases tummy tuck is a small exercise patient has to undergo. This is done at our centre and also at other centres very commonly.

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Is Bariatric Surgery Something Permanent And I Will Not Be Able To Eat Throughout The Life?

Most of the bariatric procedures except banding are of permanent nature and food restriction is meant to lose weight. You can surely eat throughout your life but in limited quantity.

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What Is Diabetes Surgery? Is It Different From Bariatric Surgery?

Diabetes Surgery is done as a metabolic surgery for even low BMI diabetics. A gastric bypass is the best procedure for high BMI morbidly obese diabetics, but for low BMI low weight diabetics which are the maximum in our country these procedures have come into existence

  • Lap duodenal jejunal bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy.
  • Lap ileal transpostion with sleeve gastrectomy
  • Lap roux-en-y gastric bypass
  • Lap bilopancreatic bypass with ds All these procedures are directed at treating diabetes without excessive weight loss in low BMI diabetics. This shall turn out to be a boon for diabetics.
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The Gastric Plication Is Cheap. Can I Go For It?

The plication is a very safe and economical procedure, but we don’t recommend it as a first choice, because it is still new and long term results are not available. Initial reports are encouraging, but that is all we can say. Now, if you need bariatric surgery and cannot afford the standard procedures like the bypass or the sleeve, then this may be considered as a cost-effective procedure that is better than not doing bariatric surgery.

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Why Do You Recommend Gastric Bypass For High BMI Diabetics?

Gastric bypass is a well tested and proven procedure. It has superb results in terms of weight loss and remission of diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, lipid disorders, etc. In addition, it is an anti-reflux procedure par excellence.

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Can Fatal Blood Clots Reach Lungs In This Surgery?

Blood can clot in the leg veins in the obese and those undergoing prolonged lying down, as in many post-surgical states. The clot can then migrate to the right side of the heart and into the pulmonary arterial system, where it gets trapped. This blocks the outflow of blood from the right side of the heart and can cause sudden and fatal cardiac arrest. Therefore, it seems logical to say that deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and pulmonary embolism (pe) are better prevented than managed.

The three ways we prevent dvt are:

  • Give low-molecular heparin that keeps the blood thin and prevents it from clotting.
  • Use sequential compression devices that pump the veins in the calf to keep blood from stagnating in the veins.
  • Mobilise the patient from the day of surgery.

This last is crucial, especially in the patient who is unable to move easily on account of joint or spine problems or even excessive weight.

Best Bariatric & Obesity Surgeon in India - Dr Mohit Bhandari

Dr. Mohit Bhandari is the youngest Indian bariatric surgeon who performed 6000+ bariatric surgeries and 500+ robotic surgeries. He also entered in Limca Book of Records in 2015.