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Gastric Band Surgery - How Effective It Is?

Dr. Tarun Mittal 86% (15 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Bariatrician, Delhi
Gastric Band Surgery - How Effective It Is?

Losing weight is a daunting task. This becomes all the more difficult for obese people. In many cases, the patient may be advised to undergo bariatric surgery. There are many types of bariatric surgery. Some surgeries address both the stomach and the small intestines while others address only the stomach. A gastric band surgery is one such procedure. For this procedure, an adjustable band is placed around the upper half of the stomach. This creates a small pouch that can hold a limited amount of food. The band is connected through a plastic tube to a small device placed under the abdominal skin. Sterile fluid may be injected or removed from the band through this device. By injecting saline, the band is made tighter and by removing the liquid the band is loosened. This allows the band to be customized to improve weight loss.

  • The result of a gastric band surgery may vary from person to person. Physical recovery typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. Because the size of the stomach is reduced, the person will feel full faster and hence eat less. In most cases, a person can expect to lose 35-45% of their excess weight. This should not be confused with a person’s total weight. In some cases, additional procedures may be required to adjust the band or deal with any complications that may arise. The procedure may also be reversed at a later date if need be.
  • Some people may develop side effects and complications with this procedure. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting and surgical complications such as infections, bleeding at the site of the surgery and issues with the adjustment device. Surgical complications connected with this procedure are rare and occur in less than 10% of the cases. Vitamin deficiencies are rare as this surgery does not interfere with the absorption of nutrients by the small intestines.
  • However, in some cases, complications may arise in the long term use of this band. This is typically seen when the patient does not undergo regular maintenance or reverts to his earlier, unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Ideally, a patient should get follow up checks every month after such a surgery. This allows the doctor to make any necessary adjustments to the device. Thus, placing the band is only the first step of the process to lose weight. Unless the patient makes a decision to follow the program strictly, success cannot be guaranteed.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2568 people found this helpful

Gastric Band Surgery - Understanding More About It!

Dr. Anirudh Vij 89% (89 ratings)
FMBS, FNB, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Bariatrician, Delhi
Gastric Band Surgery - Understanding More About It!

Losing weight is a daunting task. This becomes all the more difficult for obese people. In many cases, the patient may be advised to undergo bariatric surgery. There are many types of bariatric surgery. Some surgeries address both the stomach and the small intestines while others address only the stomach. A gastric band surgery is one such procedure. For this procedure, an adjustable band is placed around the upper half of the stomach. This creates a small pouch that can hold a limited amount of food. The band is connected through a plastic tube to a small device placed under the abdominal skin. Sterile fluid may be injected or removed from the band through this device. By injecting saline, the band is made tighter and by removing the liquid the band is loosened. This allows the band to be customized to improve weight loss.

The result of a gastric band surgery may vary from person to person. Physical recovery typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. Because the size of the stomach is reduced, the person will feel full faster and hence eat less. In most cases, a person can expect to lose 35-45% of their excess weight. This should not be confused with a person’s total weight. In some cases, additional procedures may be required to adjust the band or deal with any complications that may arise. The procedure may also be reversed at a later date if need be.

Some people may develop side effects and complications with this procedure. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting and surgical complications such as infections, bleeding at the site of the surgery and issues with the adjustment device. Surgical complications connected with this procedure are rare and occur in less than 10% of the cases. Vitamin deficiencies are rare as this surgery does not interfere with the absorption of nutrients by the small intestines.

However, in some cases, complications may arise in the long term use of this band. This is typically seen when the patient does not undergo regular maintenance or reverts to his earlier, unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Ideally, a patient should get follow up checks every month after such a surgery. This allows the doctor to make any necessary adjustments to the device. Thus, placing the band is only the first step of the process to lose weight. Unless the patient makes a decision to follow the program strictly, success cannot be guaranteed.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

1710 people found this helpful

Mini Gastric Bypass - How This Procedure Will Help Lose Weight?

A V Hospital 85% (30 ratings)
Bariatrician, Bangalore
Mini Gastric Bypass - How This Procedure Will Help Lose Weight?

The Mini-Gastric Bypass or in other words, Single Anatomosis Gastric Bypass is an extremely effective and a well-established procedure that combines some of the properties of two other bariatric surgeries:

  • A Gastric Sleeve
  • A Standard Gastric Bypass

The upper half of the stomach gets divided into a tube, quite similar to the top three quarters of a sleeve and then it gets joined to a loop of intestine. This Mini-Gastric Bypass can be made use of as one of the most primary procedures through which one can lose weight and get themselves back to normal. 

Ideal patients who can undergo this weight loss surgery

  • Whoever suffers from excess body weight cannot undergo this weight-loss surgery. only certain people who fall under the following category 
  • Patients who have had previously undergone either gastric banding surgery or gastric sleeve surgery but have not been successful in attaining weight loss.
  • Those individuals who had started to develop complications related to the gastric band and have taken decision to go for revision surgery.
  • The surgery is not really suited for those patients, who seem to have symptoms of reflux disease.

How does the surgery take place?
Now let us take a look at exactly how does this surgery takes place.

  • The first thing with this operation is that the upper part of the stomach gets stapled to give the form of a thin tube, around 30ml to 50ml size.
  • The thin tube hence becomes the brand new stomach, which is lot smaller in size and remains completely separate from the rest of the stomach.
  • After this, the stomach gets sewn to a loop of the small intestine, hence getting the duodenum, which is the first part of the intestine, bypassed and along with it, around 150-200cm of bowel.
  • The remaining stomach and the upper half of the small intestine stays in the body but is not used for digestion of food any longer.

Ways through which mini-gastric bypass procedure helps people to lose weight:

  • It helps reduce the feeling of hunger in people through alteration in the signalling process of gut to brain.
  • It enables a feeling of satiety as well as fullness to creep in, a lot earlier than usual, while people have their meal, thereby resulting in healthy portion size.
  • Leading to the absorption of a decreased amount of calories from the food due to the bypassing of 150-200cm of the upper portion of the small intestine.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Iliotibial band syndrome (itbs)

Dr. P Nagaraj 90% (3801 ratings)
FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Iliotibial band syndrome (itbs)
It occurs when the ligament that runs from the hip to shin is inflamed. It would be painful when knee is bending and straightening
And tenderness along outer side of thigh
Treatment by rest ice packs and stretching
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Get Relief from gastric

Dr. Vishesh Sareen 88% (11130 ratings)
MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
Get Relief from gastric

1. Take one tsp ginger juice and add it to one glass of water warm and drink it.
2. Take club soda, add salt and black pepper powder drink it and get relief from the gastric problem.

How Narrow Band UVB Therapy Can Treat Skin Diseases?

Dr. Anup Nangia 86% (11 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
How Narrow Band UVB Therapy Can Treat Skin Diseases?

Did you know that it is possible to cure different skin diseases using the light therapy? Did you also know that it can improve the condition of your skin permanently? If not, here is what all you need to know.

Phototherapy or light therapy is a treatment of the skin by exposing it to a kind of artificial ultraviolet light source, under complete medical supervision. Narrow band UVB Therapy is a common form of phototherapy effective in treating skin diseases. ‘Narrow band’ refers to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet rays, about 310 to 312 nanometers applied to the skin and is used for both whole body and small area treatment.

Conventional UVB rays techniques uses broad bands, which sometimes emitted uncontrolled light resulting in discomforts like redness, dryness, inflammation of hair roots or folliculitis etc. Narrow band UVB, on the other hand, is a safer and more effective method.

Here is how narrow band is more effective than broad band-

• Shorter duration of exposure

• Higher intensity rays

• The duration of the procedure is short

• Chances of recurrence are very low

• It is also a beneficial component of sunlight, highly fruitful for treating psoriasis.

Areas of treatment- Narrow band UVB can very effectively cure several skin diseases like-

• Psoriasis

• Chronic dermatitis or eczema

Vitiligo

Procedure- This technique needs to be repeated two to five times per week. For the whole body treatment, the patient is made to stand inside a cabinet especially designed with fluorescent tubelights. The patient stands inside after wearing googles and the rays are applied for a few seconds. Shorter bulbs are used for small areas like hands and feet. The amount of rays is sincerely monitored to prevent burns and other complications.

After-treatment results-

The skin can turn pale and pink immediately after treatment. However, after 3-4 days, your skin condition starts to heal, and eventually disappears after three weeks.

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Gastric trouble and homeopathy

Dr. Rushali Angchekar 94% (59023 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Gastric trouble and homeopathy
Homeopathy can be a great help for those who suffer from this too much gas problem. Homeopathic medicines nat phos, nat sulph, china, carbo veg, lycopodium, china and nux vomica lead the homeopathic table in treating this problem.
Carbo veg is suited for nearly every kind of symptoms that are associated with gas- belching, flatulence, pains, bloating. It is indicated in excessive gas formation and when everything eaten seems to get converted into gas. Carbo veg is also indicated in complaints of obstructive flatulency (pains around heart, abdomen or any where) that are relived by passing gas.
Lycopodium is indicated in cases where the involvement of lower abdomen is more pronounced also when gas is produced in the evening hours. Lycopodium patients usually complain of a constant sense of fermentation in the abdomen. China is more indicated in cases where whole abdomen bloats like a drum. Nux vomica suits those who are more affected by gas problem because of excessive consumption of alcohol and or rich food.
Hints for controlling excessive gas
Following simple diet and lifestyle changes can help to reduce gastrointestinal gas and relieve symptoms
Be careful while eating
Eat more slowly, chew your food thoroughly and relax while you eat. Make sure that you don? t swallow air while you eat. Do not deliberately swallow air to force a belch
Eat what suits you
Foods that may cause gas include beans; vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage; fruits, such as apples, and peaches; whole grains; soft drinks and fruit drinks: milk and milk products,
Exercise regularly
Exercise regularly and walk for 10 to 15 minutes after eating.
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Gastric trouble and homeopathy

Dr. Rushali Angchekar 94% (59023 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Gastric trouble and homeopathy
Homeopathy can be a great help for those who suffer from this too much gas problem. Homeopathic medicines nat phos, nat sulph, china, carbo veg, lycopodium, china and nux vomica lead the homeopathic table in treating this problem.
Carbo veg is suited for nearly every kind of symptoms that are associated with gas- belching, flatulence, pains, bloating. It is indicated in excessive gas formation and when everything eaten seems to get converted into gas. Carbo veg is also indicated in complaints of obstructive flatulency (pains around heart, abdomen or any where) that are relived by passing gas.
Lycopodium is indicated in cases where the involvement of lower abdomen is more pronounced also when gas is produced in the evening hours. Lycopodium patients usually complain of a constant sense of fermentation in the abdomen. China is more indicated in cases where whole abdomen bloats like a drum. Nux vomica suits those who are more affected by gas problem because of excessive consumption of alcohol and or rich food.
Hints for controlling excessive gas
Following simple diet and lifestyle changes can help to reduce gastrointestinal gas and relieve symptoms
Be careful while eating
Eat more slowly, chew your food thoroughly and relax while you eat. Make sure that you don? t swallow air while you eat. Do not deliberately swallow air to force a belch
Eat what suits you
Foods that may cause gas include beans; vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage; fruits, such as apples, and peaches; whole grains; soft drinks and fruit drinks: milk and milk products,
Exercise regularly
Exercise regularly and walk for 10 to 15 minutes after eating. Message your complaints in details for treatment.

Prevent Gastric Reflux

Dr. Chintan B. Patel 87% (156 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Prevent Gastric Reflux
To prevent gastric reflux, never go to bed to sleep immediately after taking lunch or dinner, go for walk, or sit & talk with others or watch tv but don't sleep, it will cause reflux of gastric acid, you can sleep after 2hrs.& take meal at fix schedule.

Tips For Dealing With Gastric Problems

Dr. Dawny Mathew 93% (2173 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Tips For Dealing With Gastric Problems

Excessive gas can be defined as bloating, belching, flatulence and burping. It does not matter what you call it, but what matters is how you treat it and get relieved from the embarrassing symptoms. 

Here are some ways in which you can avoid gastric problems:

  • Avoid eating foods that can cause gas or acidity. Vegetables which are known to cause acidity are Brussels, Onions, Garlic and Broccoli; dairy products like cheese, milk, ice cream and whole grains can cause acidity. The reason is that these products have fiber, starch and sugar which cannot be digested easily, thus causing pain in the intestines. Fruits which contain sorbitol and aerated drinks should also be avoided. Eat everything but in moderation.
  • Avoid drinking before meals as the stomach acids are lost and the food cannot be digested well. Water and liquids should be taken half an hour after a meal for a better digestion.
  • Food should be eaten slowly. Eating and drinking quickly, allows a lot of air to go into the stomach with the food. This in turn can cause a stomach pain.
  • Over the counter drugs can be taken for immediate help in digestion. These medicines contain enzymes which aid in digestion. The enzyme works to dissolve the sugar that is found in many fruit and vegetables.
  • Some habits like chewing gum, drinking from a straw and smoking, etc. causes air to fill in the stomach, thereby, leading to gas.
  • Artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol should be avoided as these are difficult to digest and can easily lead to a feeling of bloating. 

However, all the pains might not be due to gas and could be a sign of something serious. These could be:

  • Lactose intolerance: This is the inability to digest milk and milk products. The sugar in the milk is known as lactose and cannot be digested easily. 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: People who suffer with pain in the lower abdomen constantly might be suffering from IBS.
  • Colon cancer: If the pain lasts too long then getting a screening done is a good idea to rule out if one is suffering from colon cancer or not.
  • Upper gastrointestinal disorders: If one gets belching occasionally, then it is alright, but a constant belching might be a sign of gastrointestinal disorder in the upper tract. These could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastroparesis, or peptic ulcers.
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