Bariatric surgery is undertaken to cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can retain, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed through laparoscopy (minimally invasive technique).
Dr.Kiran KJ is a specialist surgeon offering bariatric surgery in Bangalore.
Dr.Kiran KJ can be approached for the following Surgeries :
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection
This is a weight loss surgery procedure wherein the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size by removing part of the stomach along the greater curvature, resulting in a stomach sleeve/tube instead of a sack. This is carried out for patients with a BMI over 60 and is a safe procedure since there is no malabsorption to nutrients.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is the most popular surgery for weight loss, wherein the stomach is shrunken in size so that you cannot eat as much as you used to, and the digestive system is also re-routed so that you don’t absorb as much food as before, eventually making you feel full for longer.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)
Gastric Lap Band Surgery is a surgical procedure involving the placement of an adjustable belt/band around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparoscope. The band which is made of silicone can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band (like blowing air into a doughnut-shaped balloon). The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen. This port is used to introduce or remove saline into the band. This procedure restricts the size of the stomach, thus the amount of food it can hold and slows the passage of food to the intestine. By doing so, signals to the brain from the gut allow for a sensation of fullness with consumption of less food.