MCh(Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery), MS - Surgical, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
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Considering the risks and complications as per your unique clinical condition is essential.
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According to the reports of the Bariatric Complication Rates 2010, severe perioperative complication rates for gastric surgery were about 3.6 percent. On the other hand, complication rates for gastric sleeve surgery were around 2.2 percent while complications of Lap-Band were approximately around 0.9 percent. These rates will help you assess the chances of complications in the surgery that you are going to select and your doctor would be able to better evaluate your condition. Even though there is no hard and fast rule for selecting a surgeon, but you can completely rely on your instinct for the same.
What measures do you need to take before opting for the bariatric surgery?
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Bariatric surgery is never considered a quick process. Even though it takes a couple of hours to complete the surgery, it takes about 6 months to be approved for the surgical process. And you will have to wait for about a year to reach your weight loss goal while you will have to make an effort all through your life to keep the unwanted pounds at bay and reap the benefits. Discuss with your doctor to know if the surgery is right for you.
'Which surgical procedure would be right for you?' is a critical factor in the success of the surgery.
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Your surgeon knows that one method is not meant for everyone and therefore he would consider your daily routine, lifestyle, eating habits, risk tolerances, and exercise habits before selecting what would suit you the most. The post-surgery care too will differ from one person to another. It is best to consider the benefits and downsides of each of the available procedures to make an informed decision.
Which of these queries should get priority when you are considering bariatric surgery?
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This is perhaps the most crucial aspect of bariatric surgery yet it is often overlooked. Weight loss through bariatric surgery is not just an act but a journey that continues all through life. As a concerned patient, you will have to dedicate your time to learn about various means of keeping off the weight and change habits for better. You will have to confide in your dietitian regarding what you eat and drink. Each of these factors is significant in determining the success of bariatric surgery.
There are several types of bariatric surgeries available.
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Several types of weight loss surgeries are available to choose from including duodenal switch surgery, revision surgery, gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery. The experts required for performing them can also vary accordingly and your physician would assess which one is suitable for you. Your physician must know your medical history and lifestyle to decide on the best possible treatment.