• 04/06/2019
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Bariatric

GASTRIC BYPASS

Is the surgery that produces adequate and sustained weight loss with the best quality of life. This operation combines the two forms of treatment; on one hand, restricting food intake by creating a small stomach with limited capacity but with adequate satiety, and moderate malabsorption on the other.

It consists of reconnecting the intestine in what is known as a Y, leaving a segment of intestine with food transport but without digestive enzymes, causing some elements not to be absorbed therefore allowing adequate weight control in the long term. In addition, 90% of patients with diabetes achieve normal glucose levels soon after the surgery.

MINI GASTRIC BYPASS

The stomach will be divided into two parts. One part will be reconstructed to resemble a tube. The first part of the small intestine will then be bypassed by connecting the stomach tube to a section of the small intestine further down than previous attachment point.

The bigger portion of the stomach is left connected to the intestine.

Unlike gastric bypass, the bowel is not cut, and the stomach is left with a larger area.

GASTRIC SLEEVE

The Gastric Sleeve is a completely restrictive procedure in which an important segment of the stomach is resected vertically, leaving a tubular stomach vertically.

It has been used as the only procedure in the treatment of obesity as it is easier to carry out than Gastric Bypass or Duodenal Switch As in all exclusively restrictive procedures. Achieve losses of around 60 to 80% of excess weight.

INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON

The intragastric balloon is designed for patients with a body mass index between 28 and 31 or in those patients who are not candidates for obesity surgery. The balloon is placed endoscopically (with an instrument with a flexible camera through the mouth).

This is then placed in the stomach and there it is inflated. It is designed to help patients eat less and therefore lose weight. The intragastric balloon must be removed after 6 months, and to remove it, another endoscopic procedure is necessary.

GASTRIC BAND REMOVAL

Gastric Band surgery is a procedure that is minimally invasive and completely reversible. Despite this, most patients do not obtain significant results from this procedure due to its many disadvantages.

If you have an intolerance to the gastric band, removing your band offers immediate relief from symptoms. It should be noted, however, that without another subsequent bariatric procedure many patients can regain weight after removal of the band.

During surgery, the tissue near the band is cut, as well as the tube and band. The tissue and band are removed from the patient’s body. The stomach’s original anatomy is restored to facilitate subsequent surgery.