The Department of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobilliary Surgery at Fortis Hospital provides immediate diagnosis and comprehensive solution to all the issues related to the bariatric surgery. With a skilled team of surgeons, nutritionists, and technicians guiding the procedure at every step of the way, you can now dream to live a healthier lifestyle and enjoy greater ease in life. With skillfull diagnosis and meticulous procedural planning, our team of doctors will help to isolate the issues and provide effective treatment as soon as possible for maximum relief.
Abdominal Ultrasound Scan Test
Although an abdominal ultrasound can be done for checking a number of conditions that can be used to screen for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weakened, bulging spot in your abdominal aorta, the artery running through the middle of your abdomen and supplies blood to the lower half of the body.
An abdominal ultrasound can also be used for checking for other diseases that affect the liver, kidneys, pancreas and gallbladder.
It is used to screen for an abdominal aortic aneurysm and recommended for men with ages 65 to 75 who are current or former cigarette smokers. Having an abdominal ultrasound to screen for an aortic aneurysm isn’t specifically recommended for men who have never smoked, nor women, unless the doctor suspects you may have an aneurysm.
Abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through an incision made in the lower abdomen. The uterus or womb is where a baby grows if you’re pregnant. A partial hysterectomy will remove just the uterus, and a total hysterectomy will remove the uterus and the cervix.
Sometimes, a hysterectomy includes the removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes, this procedure is called total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy (sal-ping-go-o-of-uh-REK-tuh-me).
Hysterectomy can also be done through an incision in the vagina called as a vaginal hysterectomy, or by a laparoscopic or robotic surgical approach that uses a long, thin instrument passed through the small abdominal incisions. If you have a large uterus or if your doctor wants to check other pelvic organs for signs of disease, then an abdominal hysterectomy may be recommended over other types of hysterectomy.
A barium enema is an X-ray exam to detect the changes or abnormalities in the large intestine or colon. The procedure is also called a colon X-ray.
An enema is the injection of a liquid into the rectum through a small tube. In this case, the liquid contains a metallic substance or barium that coats the lining of the colon. Normally, an X-ray produces a poor image of the soft tissues, but the barium coating results in a relatively clear silhouette of the colon.
During a barium enema exam, air may be pumped into the colon and it expands the colon. This will improve the quality of images and called an air-contrast (double-contrast) barium enema.
Before a barium enema, the doctor will instruct you to completely empty the colon.
Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
Cholecystectomy (koh-luh-sis-TEK-tuh-me) is a surgical procedure for removing the gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ which sits just below the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder collects and stores bile, a digestive fluid produced in the liver.
It may be necessary if you experience pain from gallstones, which block the flow of bile. Cholecystectomy is a common surgery and it carries only a small risk of complications. In most cases, you can go back home the same day of the procedure.
Cholecystectomy is most commonly performed by inserting a tiny video camera and special surgical tools through four small incisions to see inside the abdomen and remove the gallbladder and doctors call this laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In some cases, one large incision may be used to remove the gallbladder and this is called an open cholecystectomy.
Colectomy is a surgical procedure for removing all or part of the colon. The colon or the large intestine is a long tube-like organ at the end of the digestive system. Colectomy may be necessary for treating or preventing the diseases and conditions that affecting the colon.
There are various types of colectomy operations:
- Partial colectomy removes part of the colon and may also be called subtotal colectomy.
- Total colectomy removes the entire colon.
- Hemicolectomy removes the right or left portion of the colon.
- Proctocolectomy removes both the colon and rectum.
Usually, colectomy surgery needs other procedures for reattaching the remaining portions of the digestive system and permits the waste to leave your body.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries make changes to the digestive system to help lose weight by limiting how much you can eat or reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both. Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries are performed when the diet and exercise haven’t worked or when you have serious health problems because of 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 and many surgeons prefer the gastric bypass surgery as it has fewer complications than do other weight-loss surgeries.
Still, all forms of weight-loss surgery, including gastric bypass, are major procedures which pose serious risks and side effects. Also, you should make permanent healthy changes to the diet and get regular exercise to ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.