Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Jovial Care is happy to help you with the best quality low cost medical procedures for Weight Loss. The medical services at Jovial Care hospitals (In India) cost about 70-80 percent lesser than the first world countries.

Weight loss surgery is any type of surgery that is carried out specifically to help you lose weight. Weight loss surgery includes a wide range of procedures performed on obese people. There are various procedures by which a weight loss surgery can be performed; it can be achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch.

Below please find a brief on all the procedures:

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Brief: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and limits food intake. It can also be used as a first stage operation prior to a Gastric Bypass surgery.
  • Benefits: It has a faster weight loss and corrects high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With this procedure, there’re less chances of patients needing long-term vitamin, mineral or protein supplements hence a major dietary change is not required. The main advantage of this procedure is that there are no foreign body used and hence no complication. Its short operative time is an added advantage for patients with severe heart or lung disease.
  • Total days stay required for the procedure: The patient would be required to be in town for about a week to undertake this procedure.
  • Surgery time (in hours): The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed via laparoscopy. 5-6 incisions are made in the abdomen and the procedure is done using a laparoscope (video camera) and long instruments that are put through the incisions. In this surgery approximately 75 -85 percent of the stomach is taken out leaving behind a narrow gastric tube or “sleeve”. The procedure takes about one to two hours time
  •  Stay in Hospital: In most of the cases, the patient is required to stay overnight at the hospital.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Brief: Gastric Bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and leads food to avoid part of the small intestine. After the surgery the amount of food you can consume at one time will be reduced. Skipping part of the intestine lessens the amount of food and nutrients absorbed and hence results in weight loss.
  • Benefits: It has a faster weight loss and corrects high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With this procedure, there’re less chances of patients needing long-term vitamin, mineral or protein supplements hence a major dietary change is not required. Its short operative time is an added advantage for patients with severe heart or lung disease.
  • Total days stay required for the procedure: The patient would be required to be in town for about a week to undertake this procedure.
  • Surgery time (in hours): The Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery is performed via laparoscopy. 5-6 incisions are made in the abdomen and the procedure is done using a laparoscope (video camera) and long instruments that are put through the incisions. The entire procedure takes about one to two hours time.
  • Stay in Hospital: In most of the cases, the patient is required to stay overnight at the hospital.
Laparoscopic Gastric Balloon Surgery
  •  Brief: Gastric Ballooning surgery is a procedure that places the blown off balloon to create a feeling of fullness in the stomach. The surgery involves a soft silicone balloon that is inserted in the stomach and left there for about six months causing an incessant feeling of fullness. Patients will feel full more quickly after meals helping them to lose weight. There will be major weight loss during the first six months. This treatment is suitable for people with moderate obesity who have been unsuccessful in losing weight with conventional diets.
  • Benefits: You will achieve long-term weight loss with this surgery. However, it also depends on your capacity to maintain your new lifestyle. This in return should better any obesity related problems that you may have namely Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Apnoea, and Mobility and improves self-esteem. Nevertheless, for a lot of people the reason for undergoing Gastric Ballooning procedure is that it is minimally invasive, does not involve a major surgery and it can be performed as a day process, causing minimal interruption to daily life.
  • Total days stay required for the procedure: The patient would be required to be in town for about a week to undertake this procedure.
  • Surgery time (in hours): The Laparoscopic Gastric Balloon Surgery takes about one to two hours time.
  • Stay in Hospital: In most of the cases, the patient is required to stay overnight at the hospital.
Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery
  • Brief: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. The band is made of silicone and can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band (like blowing air into a doughnut-shaped balloon).
  • Benefits: This is one of the most commonly performed weight reduction operation in most of the countries, the band inserted can be adjusted to increase or decrease the weight loss. In this surgery the malnutrition complications are NIL.
  • Total days stay required for the procedure: The patient would be required to be in town for about a week to undertake this procedure.
  •  Surgery time (in hours): The Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery takes about 30 minutes to one hour’s time.
  •  Stay in Hospital: In most of the cases, the patient is required to stay for a day in the hospital.
Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
  • Brief: A Biliopancreatic Diversion procedure alters the usual process of digestion by making the stomach smaller. It lets food to pass through part of the small intestine so that you absorb fewer calories. This surgery is recommended on people who are severely obese and who haven’t been able to lose weight any other way. The upper portion of the stomach is removed and the remaining portion is reconnected to a part of the small intestine. In this arrangement, the distance between the stomach and the colon is significantly shortened.
  • Benefits: This surgery is very successful (70-90% of excess weight loss). It has a faster weight loss and corrects high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With this procedure, there’re less chances of patients needing long-term vitamin, mineral or protein supplements hence a major dietary change is not required.
  • Total days stay required for the procedure: The patient would be required to be in town for about a week to 10 days to undertake this procedure.
  • Surgery time (in hours): The Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion takes about 2.5 to 3 hours of time.
  • Stay in Hospital: In most of the cases, the patient is required to stay for 3 to 4 days in the hospital.

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