Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery OPD

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The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery department at SPS Hospitals is one of the best and largest centers for bariatric surgeries in India, with huge success rates, positive clinical outcomes, and cutting-edge technology and infrastructure. Different types of weight loss surgeries are performed here. If you are looking for “weight loss surgery near me”, SPS Hospital is the place to be.

When a person has tried all methods to lose weight with exercise and diet, or when they have a serious medical condition due to their weight, bariatric surgery may be considered. The group of different weight-loss surgeries is called bariatric surgery. There are several bariatric surgeries, including BPD/DS (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch), Roux-en-Y (gastric bypass), and sleeve gastrectomy. When weight loss treatments and procedures are performed to treat metabolic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, it is known as metabolic surgery. A major risk factor for type 2 diabetes is obesity.

Facilities at SPS Hospitals

SPS Hospitals are reputed for their state-of-the-art facilities, and cutting-edge technology and infrastructure to offer excellent patient care. Since the needs of bariatric patients are different from other patients, hence, we have redesigned special hospital rooms for them. Their comfort is our utmost priority. We also have advanced operating rooms with integrated laparoscopic systems as well as special instruments that are required for surgical procedures. Additionally, we have a team of dedicated professionals including surgeons, anesthesiologists, psychologists, physicians, nutritionists, and nurses, who are highly qualified and have years of experience. They are committed to standing by their patients at every step of the way, from before the surgery to several years after it, as part of follow-up. Hence, we provide our services 24*7 in the truest sense. 

We,  at SPS Hospitals, focus on providing a holistic approach when it comes to bariatric and metabolic surgeries. The approach is tailor-made and customized according to each patient, for the best results. Along with the surgical procedure, we also focus on counseling our patients, nutritional management, wellness, and surgical management so that all weight-related problems can be tackled.

Treatment Offered at SPS Hospitals

The procedures performed at SPS Hospitals in the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department depend on the medical conditions that a patient has.

  • When the BMI of a patient is greater than 40 with complications related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes- In such cases, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery is recommended.
  • When the BMI of a patient is between 40 to 50, or more than 60 – In such cases, sleeve gastrectomy is performed as a primary or initial weight-loss surgery.
  • When a patient has a BMI greater than 32 with comorbidities or above 35 without comorbidities – In such cases, a gastric bypass (RYGB) is recommended.
  • When a patient is extremely obese – In such cases, biliopancreatic diversion surgery is recommended.
  • Surgeries performed to improve or cure metabolic diseases – These surgeries include gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion, ileal interposition surgery, Duodenojejunal bypass surgery, etc.
  • Endoscopic bariatric surgery – This involves endoscopic weight loss treatments including Intragastric Balloon, Pouch Creation, Primary Gastroplasty, Endobarrier Bypass Sleeve, and Outlet Reduction for failed gastric bypass.

Procedures Performed at SPS Hospitals

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy – This procedure is performed laparoscopically wherein the stomach is reduced to 1/3rd its size, into a banana’s shape. This makes the patient feel fuller sooner. Typically, it is performed as an initial surgery, before performing a gastric bypass or duodenal switch surgery.
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion – This surgery entails making the stomach smaller to change the process of digestion. The patient would absorb fewer calories because food would bypass a part of the small intestine.
  • Gastric Banding – This is a minimally invasive procedure wherein an adjustable band is placed around the stomach. This creates a small pouch, ensuring that the patients feel their stomach is full, even after eating a small amount of food. 
  • Gastric Bypass – This procedure involves creating a small stomach pouch using staples to restrict food intake.

Why Choose Us?

SPS Hospitals is one of the most preferred and reliable hospitals in India for bariatric and metabolic surgeries. 

  • We are the first healthcare provider in Southeast Asia to be accredited by JCI.
  • Minimally invasive techniques for surgery
  • Preparation for the surgery as well as follow-up programs post-surgery to provide personalized care to our valuable patients.
  • Highly skilled and experienced doctors capable of handling complex surgeries.
  • Following all the international standards and guidelines for a Healthy & Sanitized environment.
  • State-of-the-art facilities with modern infrastructure as well as equipment

FAQ’s

You would be a suitable candidate for bariatric and metabolic surgeries if you have tried non-surgical procedures like exercising and following a well-balanced diet and you haven’t noticed any significant progress in terms of weight loss. However, these procedures are major surgeries and the patient would have to make some serious lifestyle changes. Searching for the “top hospitals for weight loss surgery near me”? You can always take medical help from SPS Hospitals.

If you want the weight No. Bariatric and metabolic surgeries are considered only when other ways to lose weight aren’t working and obesity is causing life-threatening medical conditions, unlike cosmetic procedures.

There are a few risks associated with these surgeries, including:

  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bleeding
  • Injury to surrounding organs
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Pneumonia
  • Abdominal infections
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Obstruction of stoma
  • Reoperation

Since bariatric procedures are irreversible, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that the outcomes of the surgery can remain permanent. Hence, patients will have to switch to healthier habits like consuming well-balanced meals and exercising regularly. They would also have to increase their intake of vitamins and minerals.