Obesity is a health hazard that is gradually increasing day by day and has become an epidemic of the 21st century. Two-thirds of the adult population in the western countries are obese, and the numbers are increasing day by day within the Indian population. Obesity is a risk factor for a lot of diseases and co-morbid conditions like diabetes mellitus type 2 and hypertension. Severe obesity even predisposes the person to the risk of developing certain cancers.
Bariatric surgeries are surgical procedures that aim to decrease the volume of the person's stomach to stop him from eating the amount of food they used to, thus helping with weight loss. There are different types of bariatric surgeries. Some are more, and some are less invasive, including:
Revision Bariatric Surgery is a procedure done in patients who underwent a Bariatric or weight-loss surgery before and are now facing complications due to it. The complications include stomach pain, pain and discomfort while eating or sleeping, and regaining the weight loss due to the Bariatric Surgery procedure. These patients are generally nervous and apprehensive due to the complications. Our Bariatric Surgery team aims at not only surgically fixing the complications but also providing mental support to help patients deal with anxiety and depression. When a patient comes to us, we make sure that we do absolutely the best job fixing the complications with keeping patient safety in mind.
The surgeon first cleans up the scar tissue, if there is one and removes the stitches from the previous surgery. He then carries out a more modern and efficient procedure than the previous one.