When diets and exercises fail to help you shed those excess pounds, a better way to get into shape would be to go for a weight loss surgery. Advancements in technology have introduced different types of bariatric that help you cut down a major portion of your weight by reducing the capacity of your stomach.
How do Weight loss surgeries work?
Weight loss surgeries are of different types. All these aim at reducing your intake and helping you stick to a diet that will eventually cause weight loss. They make you feel fuller by eating smaller quantities of food and delay the process of digestion so that you don’t feel hungry too often.
Types of Weight Loss Surgeries:
Nu Cosmetic offers various kinds of weight loss surgeries to help you lose that extra weight you have been trying to reduce over the past few years without much of success. The professionals in our team are experts in their fields and have a vast experience in carrying out different kinds of surgeries with minimal or no side effects. The weight loss surgeries we offer include:
Gastric Balloon Surgery – An Overview
The above video is a talk on gastric balloon surgery given by Dr. Priyanka Singh, who works as senior consultant and dietician-wellness at the Nu Cosmetic Clinic.
What is Gastric Balloon Surgery?
Introducing the surgery, she says that this is basically a bariatric surgery which is performed endoscopically. She says it works for people who are interested in temporary weight loss. This can help in reducing about 10 to 30 kgs of excess weight. An ideal candidate for gastric balloon surgery, she says, is one whose BMI is 27 or above.
How it works?
- Under sedation or administration of a throat numbing spray, a camera will be inserted into your mouth down to your stomach, through an endoscope, says Dr. Priyanka.
- The doctor will check the situation of your abdomen and stomach to see whether the gastric balloon can be easily placed.
- Then a silicon balloon is inserted and placed inside your stomach. This gastric balloon will be filled up with saline. The inflated balloon works on reducing the capacity of your stomach, thereby restricting the amount of food that you can take.
According to Dr. Priyanka, this surgery reduces your appetite and gives you a feeling of fullness. As such there will be reduction in the amount of food you can consume.
20 minutes is what the gastric balloon procedure takes to be completed says Dr. Priyanka. After this the patient will be observed for a period of two to four hours. In case the patient is feeling any kind of irritation or vomiting sensation, he/she may have to stay overnight in the hospital. Once a proper feedback is received by the patient, he/she will be sent home.
A few blood tests may have to be done before the surgery suggests Dr. Priyanka. Also, a psychological and behavioural analysis may be done along with a complete diet check-up. This will help the doctor understand whether the gastric balloon surgery will help the patient or not.
Diet, as per Dr. Priyanka, is the most important determining factor of the success of the gastric balloon surgery. A person who cannot control his diet will not see good results after the procedure. It is very important to follow the recommended diet and stick to a proper exercise regime if one wants to achieve optimal results through the gastric balloon surgery, says Dr. Priyanka.
“You have to take utmost care to keep up the quality of food that you eat,” says Dr. Priyanka. “You should ideally go for low-calorie food which has adequate proteins, vitamins as well as minerals. Your doctor may prescribe a few nutritional supplements that you need to take if you wish to avoid deficiencies of any kind.”
Gastric Balloon surgery is a temporary surgery. The balloon will have to be removed after a period of six months. This is sometimes done as a preliminary procedure for gastric band or gastric bypass surgery to reduce the risk factor. For more details on this procedure or surgery, please visit: http://www.nucosmeticclinic.com/surgical-gastric-ballon/
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A large portion of your stomach will be removed in this surgery, leaving only about 15% intact. This 15% resembles a long sleeve which is why the procedure gets the name sleeve gastrectomy. Food absorption will be normal here as there is no disconnection or reconnection of intestine. You can feel fuller even by having liquids only.
In this procedure a smaller upper stomach is created through stapling. The small intestine is then adjusted to connect to both the parts of the stomach. The food that is consumed will bypass a large part of the small intestine, causing a reduction in the absorption of food and nutrients. By reducing the capacity of your stomach, this surgery cuts down your intake.
The gastric banding is the least invasive of all procedures.
An adjustable silicon band is placed around the stomach to create a small stomach. Small quantity of food can fill up the small stomach providing satisfaction/satiety to the person.
The Intra Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical aid in the treatment of obesity. The Intra Gastric Balloon is a soft, expandable; silicone balloon placed inside the stomach via endoscopy (enters through the mouth and into the stomach with or without sedation).
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