People living with obesity face widespread weight bias and discrimination. Add to this the risk of countless additional co-morbidities and you have a dangerous concoction in the pipeline. When diet and exercise don’t seem to produce the results you need, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie’s Bariatric Surgery programme can help you achieve your healthy weight loss goals through surgery and sustained lifestyle changes. Along with stellar medical and surgical care, we offer nutritional education, counselling along with psychological and social support.
In combination with a healthy diet and exercise, bariatric surgery is a treatment modality for improving obesity and obesity-related diseases. It involves making changes to the digestive system — either to cause a reduction in the amount of food you are able to eat comfortably or a reduction in the absorption of calories from the food you eat, or both. This results in the management of weight and ultimately improves health and well-being.
Obesity may be caused due to a number of reasons — be it genetic or lifestyle related. We recommend specialist care when patients have:
Focusing on weight reduction and healthy lifestyle changes, bariatric surgeons at Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie provide comprehensive pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative surgical care. Some of the speciality services offered include:
Our experts analyse the cause of your obesity and depending on your age and other lifestyle factors determine if and which kind of weight loss surgery would best suit you.
Based on your condition, our experts recommend and perform the following types of bariatric surgery both by open and laparoscopic procedures:
– Gastric bypass (known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) creates a small stomach pouch out of a portion of the stomach and attaches it directly to the small intestine
– Sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy creates a small stomach pouch without affecting the small intestine
– Gastric banding ties up a portion of the stomach
Bariatric surgery is considered a success when you not just lose weight but successfully manage to keep it off. It involves a change in lifestyle and at times, patients may require support and counselling through the journey. Holding your hand every step of the way, our hospital offers support through the entire continuum of care — right from nutrition to counselling and even support groups.
Honing their skills through years of experience, our experts are well versed with the complexity of such surgeries and understand what it takes to achieve the results you need. With our firm grounding, you can be rest assured you’ve come to the right place when you choose Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie for your bariatric surgery.
Our hospital continually invests in the latest, cutting-edge equipment to ensure you get nothing but the most advanced care that’s available. With these very advances in technology, we’re able to perform even some of the most challenging procedures with minimal invasion resulting in lesser blood loss, minimal scarring and most importantly, a quicker recovery.
Customised Treatment Plans:
Everyone’s body is different, and so is their weight-loss goals. Keeping this very facet in mind, we at Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie develop customised treatment plans for each and every patient to ensure they get the results they really need.
Maintaining the Continuum of Care:
From your very first consultation, right up to surgery, recovery and even post surgical support, we’re with you through the entire continuum of care. We know the journey of bariatric surgery can be a life-changing one and we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.
Here are answers to some basic questions to help guide you through your journey at Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie:
Q: What is the difference between liposuction and bariatric surgery?
A: Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure intended to remove a patient’s existing fat, but doesn’t address the actual cause of weight gain. On the other hand, bariatric surgery entails lifestyle changes to alter a person’s metabolism and actually addresses the cause of weight gain. In patients with a BMI of 30 or more, it is scientifically proven to help patients achieve long-term weight loss.
Q: What are the risks of bariatric surgery?
A: As with any major surgery, bariatric surgery too can possess some risks. These include infection, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, hernias, vomiting, blood clots, acid reflux and ulcers. However, we take utmost care to minimise these risks wth intensive pre operative evaluation and post surgical care.
Q: What are the benefits of bariatric surgery?
A: Bariatric surgery has been shown to help improve or resolve obesity and its related conditions. More importantly, the weight loss associated with bariatric surgery has also been shown to improve a person’s quality of life by means of mobility, self-esteem, work, social interactions, and even sexual function.
Q: How much weight will I lose with bariatric surgery?
A: Firstly, the amount of weight you lose depends on the kind of surgery you have and your adherence to your post surgical plan. Men tend to lose weight at a faster pace than women. On an average, people lose upto 20% of their average weight two months post surgery and upto 60% of their body weight in the long run.
Q: How quickly can I have the surgery performed?
A: Typically, it takes between 2-4 weeks to have your surgery from the time of your first consultation. At Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie, we believe that it’s crucial to thoroughly assess and prepare you prior to your surgery. In addition to a complete medical assessment, we also educate you on what to expect after surgery and how to manage your new stomach once surgery is completed so that your weight loss results are permanent and positively life-altering.