At Acme Hospital, we provide Advance Obesity Management Surgeries for patients who suffer from severe obesity and its related health problems. Obesity is a chronic condition that affects more than one-third of the world’s population and can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more. Obesity can also affect the quality of life and self-esteem of the patients.
Obesity is usually measured by the body mass index (BMI), which is the ratio of weight to height. A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. However, BMI alone may not reflect the true extent of obesity, as it does not account for factors such as muscle mass, body fat distribution, or health risks. Therefore, other criteria such as waist circumference, comorbidities, or metabolic syndrome may also be used to diagnose obesity.
Obesity can be treated by various methods, such as diet, exercise, medication, or behavioral therapy. However, these methods may not be effective or sustainable for some patients who have severe obesity or who have failed to lose weight by other means. In such cases, obesity surgery may be an option to help them achieve long-term weight loss and improve their health and well-being.
Obesity surgery is also known as bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery. It is a surgical procedure that alters the digestive system to reduce the amount of food intake or absorption. It can also affect the hormones and metabolism that regulate appetite and energy expenditure. Obesity surgery can result in significant weight loss and improvement in obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea, joint pain, and more.
Some of the Advance Obesity Management Surgeries that we offer at Acme Hospital are:
- Sleeve gastrectomy: This is a procedure that removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a small tube-shaped pouch that can hold only a small amount of food. It can also reduce the production of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates hunger. Sleeve gastrectomy can lead to an average weight loss of 50-60% of excess weight within one year.
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: This is a procedure that creates a small pouch from the upper part of the stomach and connects it to the middle part of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the lower part of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). This reduces the amount of food intake and absorption. It can also alter the hormones and bacteria that affect hunger and metabolism. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can lead to an average weight loss of 60-70% of excess weight within one year.
- Mini gastric bypass: This is a procedure that is similar to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, but with a shorter and simpler intestinal bypass. It creates a small pouch from the upper part of the stomach and connects it to a lower part of the small intestine (ileum), bypassing most of the stomach and the duodenum. It has similar effects and outcomes as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, but with less operative time and complications.
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch: This is a procedure that combines sleeve gastrectomy with an extensive intestinal bypass. It removes most of the stomach and connects the remaining part to the last part of the small intestine (ileum), bypassing most of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of food intake and absorption to a greater extent than other procedures. It can also cause significant changes in hormones and metabolism that affect hunger and energy expenditure. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch can lead to an average weight loss of 70-80% of excess weight within one year.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced obesity surgeons are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients. We also offer comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care, as well as emergency services for urgent cases.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Advance Obesity Management Surgeries, please feel free to contact us. We are always ready to assist you and provide you with the best possible service. Thank you for choosing Acme Hospital as your trusted partner in your health.