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Surgeries

Gastric Bypass

The benefits are immediate and have a high impact on patients’ quality of life.

  • Description

    Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), is the procedure responsible for reducing the size of the stomach to 30 or 40 millimeters, in addition to modifying the intestine so that the entire digestive tract functions normally. Bariatric surgery is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures such as diet, exercise, and medication have not been effective.

  • Advantages

    • It is a very safe and quickly effective surgery.
    • Quick recovery and reincorporation to your normal activities from 4 to 7 days.
    • Highly effective for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, allowing almost all patients to remain free of insulin and adjunct medications for at least three years post-surgery.
    • Improved cardiovascular health and fast weight loss with very little effort
    • Relief of depression, because losing this excess weight can improve emotional health in patients.
    • Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea.
    • The significant and sustained weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery relieves the stress on joints and often allows people to stop using pain medications and enjoy much more mobility.
    • Improve fertility.
    • Help to have a preference for low calorie foods.
  • Procedure

    1.  A small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach.
    2. The first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.
    3. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will eventually mix with the food.

    In most bariatric procedures, the newly created stomach pouch is considerably smaller and facilitates significantly smaller meals, which translates into less calories consumed.

    Source: https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-procedures

Gastric Sleeve

The benefits are immediate and have a high impact on patients’ quality of life.

  • Description

    This type of weight loss surgery is best for people who have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 40. That means you’re 46 kilograms or more, over your ideal weight. Some people are too heavy for gastric bypass surgery, so it may be a good alternative. This surgery has become an option for patients seeking excellent weight loss in a straightforward procedure that doesn’t have long-term complication rates.

  • Advantages

    • Restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold, soy it may reduce hunger.
    • Weight loss occurs over 18 months.
    • Shorter operating time compared to gastric bypass surgery.
    • Does not re-route intestines.
    • No foreign objects are left in the body.
    • Causes favorable changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger, reduce appetite and improve satiety.
    • Lap Band is gradual and requires major lifestyle changes for success.
    • Involves a relatively short stay on the Weight Loss Clinic of approximately 2 days.
  • Procedure

    This is a surgery that is performed laparoscopically, this means that 5 small incisions are made in the abdominal wall.

    It consists in the resection of 80 to 90% of the stomach, transforming the stomach with a normal capacity of approximately 1,500 ml, into a tube or sleeve with a capacity close to 150 ml.

    When the portions of the stomach are joined, the shape of a long vertical tube is created.

    The incisions that are made are small, this is only done for the engraving, no sphincter, organ is modified, nor, even, the procedure only reduces the stomach, by means of stapling.

    Its main advantage is that it is a less complex problem than a gastric bypass, with a lower rate of complications and that in the future it could be converted to a gastric bypass, in patients who did not find the desired results.

    The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted by filling the band with sterile saline, which is injected through a port placed under the skin.

+ Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

The benefits are immediate and have a high impact on patients’ quality of life.

  • Description

    Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), is the procedure responsible for reducing the size of the stomach to 30 or 40 millimeters, in addition to modifying the intestine so that the entire digestive tract functions normally. Bariatric surgery is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures such as diet, exercise, and medication have not been effective.

  • Advantages

    • It is a very safe and quickly effective surgery.
    • Quick recovery and reincorporation to your normal activities from 4 to 7 days.
    • Highly effective for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, allowing almost all patients to remain free of insulin and adjunct medications for at least three years post-surgery.
    • Improved cardiovascular health and fast weight loss with very little effort
    • Relief of depression, because losing this excess weight can improve emotional health in patients.
    • Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea.
    • The significant and sustained weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery relieves the stress on joints and often allows people to stop using pain medications and enjoy much more mobility.
    • Improve fertility.
    • Help to have a preference for low calorie foods.
  • Procedure

    1.  A small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach.
    2. The first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch.
    3. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will eventually mix with the food.

    In most bariatric procedures, the newly created stomach pouch is considerably smaller and facilitates significantly smaller meals, which translates into less calories consumed.

    Source: https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-procedures

+ Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

The benefits are immediate and have a high impact on patients’ quality of life.

  • Description

    This type of weight loss surgery is best for people who have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 40. That means you’re 46 kilograms or more, over your ideal weight. Some people are too heavy for gastric bypass surgery, so it may be a good alternative. This surgery has become an option for patients seeking excellent weight loss in a straightforward procedure that doesn’t have long-term complication rates.

  • Advantages

    • Restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold, soy it may reduce hunger.
    • Weight loss occurs over 18 months.
    • Shorter operating time compared to gastric bypass surgery.
    • Does not re-route intestines.
    • No foreign objects are left in the body.
    • Causes favorable changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger, reduce appetite and improve satiety.
    • Lap Band is gradual and requires major lifestyle changes for success.
    • Involves a relatively short stay on the Weight Loss Clinic of approximately 2 days.
  • Procedure

    This is a surgery that is performed laparoscopically, this means that 5 small incisions are made in the abdominal wall.

    It consists in the resection of 80 to 90% of the stomach, transforming the stomach with a normal capacity of approximately 1,500 ml, into a tube or sleeve with a capacity close to 150 ml.

    When the portions of the stomach are joined, the shape of a long vertical tube is created.

    The incisions that are made are small, this is only done for the engraving, no sphincter, organ is modified, nor, even, the procedure only reduces the stomach, by means of stapling.

    Its main advantage is that it is a less complex problem than a gastric bypass, with a lower rate of complications and that in the future it could be converted to a gastric bypass, in patients who did not find the desired results.

    The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted by filling the band with sterile saline, which is injected through a port placed under the skin.