Innovative Bariatric Procedure for Extremely Obese Patients
The number of obese and extremely obese people is continuously rising. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) there are more than 1 billlion obese adults in the world and more than 300 million extremely obese.
Since 1980, the number of obese people has increased three times in some areas of North America, Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, China and Australasia.
Extremely obese people are those who have the Body Mass Index higher than 40 and with a high risk of developing comorbidities (conditions associated with weight) such as certain types of cancers, stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, atherosclerosis, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, infertility, depression and many more.
Causes of extreme obesity
Obesity and extreme obesity are caused by an energy imbalance. When a person eats more calories than the body can burn the energy balance tips toward weight gain and obesity. The daily activity level and the eating habits play an important role in obesity, among smoking, anxiety, stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise or certain medications. Genetics also takes its toll on obesity and hypothyroidism.
Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery for Morbid Obesity in India
Asian Bariatrics Hospital, located in Ahmedabad, India, is the only stand-alone bariatrics medical center in India, which offers treatments and procedures for obesity and gastrointestinal tract diseases.
"People suffering from extreme obesity can opt for the Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery (BPD/DS), which is an extremely efficient procedure. BPD/DS is a three-stage surgery which involves the removal of a large section of the stomach, bypassing the upper part of the small intestine (where most of the digestion takes place) and changing the normal function of bile in the digestion process," says Dr. Mahendra Narwaria.
The purpose of this procedure is to help the patient feel full quicker by changing the size of the stomach and to diminish the calories-absorption process due to the modifications to the small intestine and bile gland. The goal of the BPD/DS procedure is not only to help the patient lose weight, but also to help reduce the incidence of obesity related diseases.
This procedure can be performed through the open method (large incision) or using the laparoscope (4-5 small incisions). The BPD/DS combines Sleeve Gastrectomy (removal of part of the stomach) and the long intestine bypass. By rearranging the small intestine, food does not mix with the bile and pancreatic juices.
The success of this procedure depends on the patient's ability to adopt a healthy diet and regular exercise. Most people who had this surgery done managed to lose 75% to 80% of their excess weight with continued weight loss for a period of 18-24 months post-surgery.
"Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery can save the lives of many people suffering from extreme obesity. The BPD/DS procedure is really successful as it combines two surgeries, a restrictive and a malabsorptive one for the best results. After the surgery, our medical team communicates with the patients before and after the procedure to help them understand their bodies and what they should do to be able to reach their ideal weight," says Dr. Sanjay Patolia.
"Medical Tourism is the best option for those who want fast access to affordable and high quality bariatric surgery. Traveling to another country for medical care has proved to be more advantageous than having surgery in the home country. There are so many countries which have invested in the development of healthcare infrastructure and India is one of them. Asian Bariatric does not offer only bariatric surgery, it offers innovative and highly successful obesity surgery procedures, which help the patients achieve the outcomes they are expecting," says Pramod Goel, CEO and founder of PlacidWay.
PlacidWay is a world leader in medical tourism, offering clients affordable and high quality solutions for all of their specific needs. Our top priority is the safety and quality of services provided to our patients. Through its extensive network of international medical facilities, PlacidWay helps patients get access to the best procedures performed by certified medical professionals, and can help you through the process of choosing a foreign medical institution.
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