Weight loss surgery completely transforms body after altering stomach structure. The most suitable patients are those who have 30 or more BMI, or have type2 diabetes, or have heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, or obstructive sleep apnea. Known by the name â€˜Bariatric surgery' it alters body's metabolic process with some restriction on food intake. With the surgery and less intake of food the body gradually loses fat. Minimal hunger pangs lead to lesser calories, which ultimately results in lean body structure. The surgeon chooses a suitable surgical technique as per the body type and health condition.
Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery - a weight loss surgery
This surgery alters the normal process of digestion by reducing the stomach size. The food bypasses small intestines so that fewer calories are absorbed leading to weight loss. Those who are super obese(BMI 50 or more) and were not able to lose weight in other ways are well suited for Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery.
In Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery, a portion of the stomach is surgically removed and the remaining portion is coupled to the below portion of the small intestine. This surgery is very risky and may cause long-term health problems because the process of absorbing food & nutrients becomes more difficult for the body. The patient might need to spend extra bucks on expensive vitamin and mineral supplements after the surgery.
In Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch technique or duodenal switch surgery, the surgeon will leave the pylorus intact and remove another part of the stomach. The function of pylorus valve is to control food drainage from the stomach. The patient might need to spend extra bucks on expensive vitamin and mineral supplements after the surgery.
- An infection in the incision area
- A leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity which is called peritonitis
- Formation of Blood clot in the legs, i.e. Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
- Development of gallstones
- A nutritional deficiency like anemia or osteoporosis
After surgery Care:
Post surgery, the patient might feel belly pain for 1-2 weeks. The incision on the stomach may be sore and tender, patient needs to take complete rest until it heals. Afterwards, doctor will ask you to take liquid meals and later solid meals. The patient may feel full after 3-4 sips because now food quickly leaves the small intestine and is ready for absorption. This is known as dumping syndrome. For a few weeks, the patient may get diarrhea, feel nauseated and may faint because the body isn't getting enough nutrition. The dumping syndrome can be reduced with the duodenal switch procedure.
- Do not lift heavy exercises or lifts after the surgery.
- Follow proper meal plans as listed by the nutritionists or doctor
- Plan for proper leaves from works because it takes 6-8 weeks to heal completely
- Include fruits and vegetable soup for quick weight loss
- Include iron, calcium, magnesium, or vitamin B12 supplements in the diet
The top Bariatric surgeons of India precisely perform complex Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery with a success rate are 95-99%. The cost of this weight loss surgeryis much cheaper in India compared to other countries. The hospitals have thetop-notch technology infrastructure along with safer & cleaner environment. Travcure medical tourism company helps in finding the best surgeons in the cities and offer reasonable treatment packages in India. Top healthcare giants like Apollo and Fortis those having state of the art infrastructures with outstanding medical facilities are associated with Travcure. The consultants offer affordable packages which include accommodation, logistics, food and treatment cost.