Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures that are performed on patients suffering from obesity. The weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through the removal of a portion of the stomach. To learn about weight loss surgeries, we invited Dr. Rashid Siraj, top general surgeon, to talk about the risk factors, effects, complications resulting from such surgeries; namely bariatric and malabsorptive surgery.
Dr. Siraj further explains that Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach size whereas Malabsorptive surgery limits the number of nutrients absorbed by bypassing an area of the small intestine.
The operation for malabsorptive surgery takes around 90 minutes depending on certain factors such as previous surgeries and patient history. The patients can be expected to stay for 3-4 days after the surgery provided no complications occur. Moreover, to be qualified for discharge,
- You must be able to walk independently, without a crutch.
- Have reasonable control over your pain while ingesting oral medicines
- Tolerate drinking fluids to maintain proper hydration
Please watch the video below to learn more about the above-mentioned surgeries. An expert opinion can help you if or a close one is planning to have a similar surgery.
If you or your loved ones are mulling over getting surgery for weight loss, we strongly advise taking medical advice without any delay. At oladoc, we are committed to serve the community and connect them with the best specialists needed. Here, you can find and book an appointment with the best General surgeons in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. You can book appointments via website, mobile app or by calling our helpline at 042-3890-0939. We’re here to keep you active and healthy!