Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery*

Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Capitol has one of the most competent teams working day and night to achieve the desired results in surgery. This is the reason why we are the best in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the region. Our team of doctors along with para-medics are involved in dealing with pre-surgical counsellings, post surgery follow-ups, prevention and management of all grades of obesity.

To explain the long thing in brief, bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. These procedures also often cause hormonal changes mpst of the times. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

There are a wide treatment options available for you which vary from lifestyle modifications (for mild obesity) to advanced bariatric surgeries (for severe obesity). Surgeons at Capitol hospital incorporates weight loss programs and diet counseling post your surgery to get the maximum result out of the same.

Obesity Clinic:

 Taking a special initiative, Capitol Hospital, has come up with the concept of Obesity  Clinic.

We give the credit for this to our patients, who gave us their valuable feedback to start with this Clinic.

Highlights:

  • Every Wednesday:  1400 hrs – 1600 hrs
  • Free OPD
  • Free Diet chart
  • Discounted bariatric procedure

We, at Capitol, aim to ensure that weight loss surgery is not merely a cosmetic surgery but one to gain wholesome health and avoid complications which can come with overweight like hypertension and diabetes to name a few.

Some of the routine Bariatric procedures performed at Capitol are:

  1. Endoscopic Procedure:

  • Intragastric balloon

The gastric balloon procedure (Intragastric balloon) leaves an inflated saline-solution- or gas-filled balloon in the stomach, thus making less room for food. As a result, patients feel full sooner while eating and thus eat less, have health improvement for diabetes, joint/bone disease, and heart-related issues.

  1. Laparoscopic Procedure

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy:
    This procedure is performed laparoscopically, often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. When we limit the size of your stomach, it will directly restrict the amount of food you are able to consume. More so, the procedure prompts hormonal changes that assist with weight loss. The same hormonal changes also help relieve conditions associated with being overweight, such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • Mini-Gastric Bypass:

Mini gastric bypass surgery (MGBP) operates by making the stomach smaller and reroutes the intestines. Due to this, the visible results patients observe are:

  • Feel full sooner while eating
  • Absorb fewer calories and minerals
  • Lose up to 3/4thof their excess weight within 2 years
  • Significant signs of health improvement

Compared to the more widely performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure/gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass studies show similar weight loss and health improvement, a lower risk of complications and fewer and less severe side effects. Unlike gastric bypass, MGBP is also reversible, and also is more cost-effective for patients.

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass / Gastric Bypass:

This is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery. Herein, it involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.

  • Gastric banding:
    This is also a laparoscopic surgery, wherein a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The technique is to limit the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food, the function which the band does.
  1. Metabolic Surgery:

These are offered to selected patients

  • Duodenal switch
  • Jejunoileal bypass