Bariatric Surgery is an umbrella term for the various forms of surgeries falling under it. Here is a glimpse for a detailed understanding.
Banded Gastric Bypass
Majority (>85%) of Gastric bypass patients maintain their weight long term but a small number (~10%) of them can stretch their gastric pouch or stoma if food is not chewed well. Placing a silicon band on the gastric pouch is believed to avoid this possibility.
This ring or band prevents dilatation of stomach and results in long-term weight maintenance. A loose ring is placed over the stomach during the primary surgery, which works 2-3 years later as stomach starts expanding. Patients continue to eat a small meal for years after surgery. This band is non-adjustable and usually has none of the complications associated with gastric bands.
Best long term weight loss outcomes
Resolution of reflux & acidity symptoms
Significant blood sugar control in diabetics
Reflux : > 90%
Diabetes : ~ 80%
High Cholesterol : ~ 90%
Usual complications associated with Gastric Bypass surgery
Band related complications – infection, erosion, breakage
High Protein diet requirement (post op) : 50 to 60 gms/ day
Consumption of vitamins, calcium and B12 supplements