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Monday, June 5, 2017

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery : An Easy Way To Lose Weight

Being on the wrong side of BMI, is not just unhealthy, it opens the door to a host of disease as well. Obesity is a growing concern today what with its affinity to conditions like heart disorder and other lifestyle disease, not to mention being a subject of ‘plump’ jokes.

Although many methods of weight loss treatments are practised today, weight loss surgeries are gaining in popularity today. Many cases of obesity cannot be brought under control by lifestyle modifications involving diet and exercise alone. Hence the popularity of weight loss surgery, Tamil Nadu, one of the best in the country.

The most popular technique of laparoscopic bariatric surgery Chennai, is laparoscopic gastric band surgery or lap band surgery. They are known to be effective in bringing down the Body Mass Index (BMI) below 30.

Lap Band Surgery

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band surgery (LAGB) involves the placement of an adjustable gastric band in the upper portion of the stomach. This is done through a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. The band is connected to the abdomen walls through a port under the abdominal skin.

The band made of silicone is adjusted by pumping in saline too tighten it or draining out the saline to loosen it. The saline transfer is conducted through the port. The band helps in restricting the size of the stomach which in turn limits the food intake. A banded stomach feels full and achieves satiation with lesser amount of food, leading to weight loss.

Scope Of Lap Band Procedure

The procedure of lap band or LAGB is effective in reducing weight of people, with a BMI over 40. They are conducted in people with BMI in the range 35 to 40, in case they are suffering from conditions like hypertension or high cholesterol. They are performed only in patients over the age of 18 years.
A pioneer in bariatric surgery in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Prem Kumar is a leading bariatric surgeon in Chennai specialised in performing effective surgical procedures for weight loss.

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