The Department of Bariatric 8 Metabolic surgery at Fortis Hospital has a comprehensive bariatric and metabolic surgery program. We have pioneered the minimal access surgical techniques like endoscopy and laparoscopy, which facilitates quick recovery, have fewer complications and need less post-surgical follow-up. We carry out advanced laparoscopic, colorectal oncologic and biliary/pancreatic procedures and are among the few centres to offer scar less minimal access surgery options using the latest technology.
We perform bariatric procedures on the obese patients to help them achieve significant weight loss when an organized exercise and diet program does not provide effective results for these patients. Often, this will help them to overcome the co-morbid conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. We also perform the open surgical procedures wherever indicated. You can consult for this surgery from our best surgeons for Bariatric surgery in India.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries make changes to the digestive system in order to help you lose weight by limiting how much you eat or by reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both. Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries are done when diet and exercise haven’t worked or when you have serious health problems due to your weight.
There are many types of weight-loss surgery, known collectively as bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery in the India. Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery as it generally has fewer complications than other weight-loss surgeries.
Still, all forms of weight-loss surgery, including gastric bypass, are major procedures posing serious risks and side effects. Further, you must make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.
A hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan is an imaging procedure for diagnosing the problems in the gallbladder, liver and bile ducts. During the HIDA scan, a radioactive chemical or tracer is injected into a vein in the arm.
The tracer is handled by the liver like bile, a fluid produced and excreted by the liver that helps the digestive system to break down the fats in the foods you eat. It is stored in the gallbladder that releases the bile when you eat a meal.
A special nuclear medicine scanner (gamma camera) tracks the flow of the tracer from the liver into the small intestine and gallbladder. The name HIDA comes from hydroxy iminodiacetic acid, an early tracer used for the scan. Today, more effective tracers are used.
Hepatobiliary scintigraphy and Cholescintigraphy are other names for a HIDA scan.
A liver biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of liver tissue, so it can be examined under a microscope for signs of disease or damage. The doctor may recommend a liver biopsy if blood tests or imaging studies suggest that you might have a liver problem. A liver biopsy is also used to determine the severity of liver disease and this helps guide treatment decisions.
The most common type of liver biopsy is called a percutaneous liver biopsy, which involves inserting a thin needle through the abdomen into the liver and removing a small piece of tissue. Two other types of liver biopsy are transjugular, one using a vein in the neck and laparoscopic, uses a small abdominal incision and remove liver tissue with a needle.
Liver function tests
Liver function tests are blood tests used to diagnose and monitor liver damage or disease. These tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in the blood. Some of these tests measure how well the liver is performing, its normal functions of producing protein and clearing bilirubin, a blood waste product. Other liver function tests measure the enzymes that liver cells release in response to the disease or damage or disease.
Conditions other than liver disease or damage leading to the abnormal liver function test results which can be normal in people having disease or damage to the liver.
A tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen.
During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. In most cases, the connective tissues in the abdomen are tightened with sutures and the remaining skin is then repositioned to create a more toned look.
You might choose to have a tummy tuck if you have skin that’s accumulated around the area of your belly button and a weak lower abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can also boost your body image.