Weight-loss surgery: Specialists, Clinics and Operation Methods

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INFORMATION ON THE FIELD OF Bariatric surgery

Weight-loss surgery -  Bariatric Surgery

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INFORMATION ON THE FIELD OF Bariatric surgery

Weight-loss surgery -  Bariatric Surgery

Are you searching for a weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) clinic in Germany or Austria? Here you can find experienced specialists, clinics, and centers for weight-loss surgery.

What is weight-loss surgery?

Weight-loss surgery is an area of abdominal surgery. Through various methods of operation the human gastrointestinal tract can be altered so that food intake decreases. The goal of weight-loss surgery is long-term weight reduction. Since weight-loss surgery is an invasive method, it should only be applied if conservative therapies for weight reduction (physical exercise, nutrition adjustment, etc.) have not lead to success.

When is a bariatric operation appropriate?

Weight-loss surgery is only appropriate when all other attempts to reduce excessive body weight have failed. Generally, obesity is defined by a Body Mass Index of over 30 kg/m² (average 18.5 – 25 kg / m²). This amount is higher for men. Weight-loss surgery should however, first be conducted at a BMI of 40, or 35 with consideration of secondary illnesses.

Which surgical methods are performed at weight-loss surgery clinics?

 As far as it is possible, stomach reduction is performed by minimally invasive techniques. Through minor incisions, cameras and instruments are brought toward the stomach. Due to low risk trauma, a quick physical recovery and a shorter hospital stay are certain. The following operation methods can be utilized: 

The gastric band procedure is a reversible stomach reduction. An adjustable silicon band is placed laporascopically at the stomach entry. Through this restriction, satiety is felt after smaller amounts of food are ingested and the intake of food subsequently decreases. The active participation of the patient is required, as high-caloric beverages can expand the stomach band. On average, a weight-reduction of 40-60% can be anticipated.

Detailed Information and Clinics for Gastric Band Operation

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The gastric sleeve procedure reduces the size of the stomach on one side, so that a sleeve form develops. This surgical method is also performed with the keyhole technique and is, contrary to the gastric band procedure, not reversible. The advantage of this procedure is the development of normal eating behaviour. In contrast to a gastric band procedure, the amount of food does not need to be reduced to an extreme extent in order to fit through the tightened stomach band.

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Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass procedure connects stomach reduction with the shortenting of the intestinal passage. Through bypassing the small intestine, the ingested food cannot be completely absorbed by the body. This method offers the possibility of 75% weight reduction.

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Duodenal-Switch

With the so-called duodenal switch the stomach size is reduced even further, and the small intestine is almost completely bypassed. This method is only for patients with a BMI of over 60% and is accompanied by many side effects.

What are the chances of success and the risks of weight-loss surgery?

Depending on the starting position, the cooperation of the patient, and the method of weight-loss surgery, different successes can be achieved. However, as with many operations, certain risks must be considered. In order to guarantee success, the stomach band must remain in the body for a patient’s entire life. Here is also the danger, that the band moves out of place or that the esophagus stretches out over time. Gastric bypass poses the risk of vitamin deficiency, as the main nutrition intake areas in the gastrointestinal tract are circumvented.

Overall, weight-loss reduction surgery and it’s promotion of nutritional changes and consistent physical exercise are essential for a healthy body weight and condition. It is important to maintain regular follow-up examinations at a weight-loss center.

Where can I find an experienced weight-loss surgeon?

At PRIMO MEDICO you can find experienced specialists and clinics for weight-loss surgery in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Currently you can find us at recognized experts in the following cities:

 

 

Sources:

http://www.stern.de/gesundheit/ernaehrung/uebergewicht-abnehmen/adipositas-chirurgie-operationen-als-letzter-ausweg-615783.html

Henne-Bruns, Doris; Barth, Harald (2012): Chirurgie. 4., aktualis. Aufl. Stuttgart [u.a]: Thieme (Thieme Electronic Book Library).

Herold, Gerd (2014): Innere Medizin. Eine vorlesungsorientierte Darstellung ; unter Berücksichtigung des Gegenstandskataloges für die Ärztliche Prüfung ; mit ICD-10 Schlüssel im Text und Stichwortverzeichnis. Köln: Herold.


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