The term Metabolic Surgery is used to describe surgical procedures done to treat Metabolic disorders, mainly Diabetes. Metabolic disorders refers to a collection of abnormalities that increase a persons risk of having Diabetes, Heart disease and Stroke. A person is said to have Metabolic Syndrome when he or she has a combination of 3 or more of the following:
- High blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- Decreased good cholesterol in blood
- Increased bad cholesterol in blood
First gastric Bypass in South India in 2002
Maximum number of Metabolic Surgeries in the State
One of the very few centers in the country regularly performing these procedures.
Metabolic Surgery Procedures
This is a weight loss procedure, recommended for a person with very high Body mass Index. The procedure basically reduces the size of the stomach by almost 75%, leaving only a ‘sleeve’ like portion of the stomach behind.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
This is the gold standard procedure for weight loss. In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, this technique also modifies the amount of nutrients absorbed, by removing a portion of the small intestines. Thereby leading to weight loss.
Mini Gastric Bypass
This is a short, simple, effective and reversible procedure for weightloss, in which the stomach is simply divided into 2 portions and connections are made in such a way that only the smaller portion participates in digestion.
This procedure is used for patients with very high BMI along with complications of obesity. In this, the juices involved in digestion and absorption of food are diverted away from the small intestines. Lack of absorption of adequate nutrients result in weight loss. BPT is combined with roux en y for better results.
Our Specialized Surgeons
Dr. J.S. Rajkumar
M.B.B.S., M.S., Dip N. B. (Surgery), FRCS (Ireland), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh)