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Bariatric Surgery

The cases of obesity and overweight are rapidly increasing and causing major health issues in today’s era. It is causing apprehension & worry for the public health system. Bariatric surgery is one of the most reliable ways of getting aid from it. Bariatric surgery is a hormonal surgery that is involved in weight loss and a number of successful bariatric surgery operations have been conducted by the experts of RG Stone Hospital.

There are several issues that are associated with obesity and are significantly deteriorating both the physical and mental health of the individuals. It leads to gastritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, social stigma, and whatnot. It starts to kill a person from inside so as to cure all these, specialists recommend Bariatric surgery. It is only recommended in severe cases when a person is not able to reduce weight.

Bariatric surgery helps to shed extra pounds by making several changes to the digestive system of the patient. It decreases the size of the stomach and intestine as a result calorie intake is decreased and fewer calories are absorbed. Everything has both boons and banes, similarly, bariatric surgery also has some harmful effects. We recommend you to visit your nearest RG Stone Hospital, discuss your lifestyle, and get expert advice if you are facing such a problem.

Types of bariatric surgery:

Adjustable gastric banding bariatric surgery

This surgery is also known as “Lap Band Surgery” a minimal and painless surgery that requires a lesser hospital time. It involves general anesthesia and one cup of food is placed in the stomach, which helps in decreasing calorie intake.

It is of 4 types:

  • Adjustable gastric banding

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy

 Biliopancreatic diversion 

It is commonly known as “Duodenal Switch”, a three-staged surgery to reduce weight. In the first stage, the large intestine is removed which keeps a person filled for longer hours even after consuming a small amount of food. Followed by re-routing of the small intestine which helps in preventing food assimilation. Lastly, bile juices and other digestive juices are changed for an effective digestion.

In this procedure, you’ll stay in hospital for 1 week to 10 days in the hospital and need to only have a soft and liquid diet. While, after the period of 35-40 days you can have a solid diet but that should be easy to digest.

Dietary Guidelines Post-Bariatric Surgery:

  • Consume small portions of meals.

  • Follow a low-calorie diet and avoid fried food and sweets.

  • Chew your food properly and take mini bites.

  • Avoid beverages containing high sugar and soda.

  • Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water and make sure you drink a glass of water 30 mins, prior to every meal.

  • Keep your calorie intake between 300-600 and try having a soft or liquid diet.

  • All the food should be caffeine-free.

  • Preserve tissues & muscles. Regain energy with high-protein food such as eggs, soy, tofu, yogurt, etc.

  • Avoid eating bread, rice, raw vegetable, fresh food, and meat which hard to chew.

  •  Take your multivitamins from time to time.

For more information visit https://www.rghospitals.com/ or contact us at 9810026456,7669104466


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