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Transform Your Life: Bariatric Surgery Experts


Weight Loss Bypass Surgery

A significant proportion of adults in the United States exceed the recommended weight, with approximately half of them classified as obese. The condition of obesity is recognized as a health hazard, carrying the potential for severe complications unless individuals make necessary lifestyle modifications and embrace healthier habits. As body weight and body fat levels rise, the likelihood of developing ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression also escalates significantly. Moreover, obese individuals face heightened risks of experiencing heart attacks or strokes. Achieving weight loss can prove to be a challenging objective, and many individuals discover that relying solely on exercise and diet may not always be sufficient to attain a healthier body weight.

There are various types of bariatric procedures available, each with the goal of either curbing overeating or limiting food absorption. Blocking procedures involve diverting or obstructing the passage of food in the proximal small intestine, where a significant portion of food absorption typically occurs. On the other hand, restrictive procedures aim to reduce the size of the stomach effectively, enabling a feeling of fullness with smaller food portions. This can be achieved by placing a band or staples around a portion of the stomach or by introducing a balloon-like object in the stomach to occupy space. Some procedures, known as mixed procedures, combine elements of both blocking and restrictive methods.

Laparoscopic Procedures

Laparoscopic procedures employ small incisions and instruments, aided by miniature cameras inserted into the abdomen. This approach offers numerous advantages, including shorter healing times, enabling most patients to be discharged from the hospital within one to two days. Extensive research has demonstrated the high effectiveness of bariatric surgery in promoting rapid weight loss, particularly in the initial months following the procedure. Furthermore, bariatric surgery has exhibited remarkable outcomes in reversing type 2 diabetes.  Our network of skilled surgeons provides a range of weight loss surgeries, which include:

Gastric Bypass Procedures

  1. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Minimally invasive surgery creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting part of the small intestine to limit food intake and calorie absorption.

  2. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: Placement of an adjustable silicone band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch, controlling food intake and promoting weight loss.

  3. Gastric Plication: Folding and stitching the stomach to reduce its size, restricting food intake without implant use or stomach removal.

  4. Sleeve Gastrectomy: Surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, leaving a small sleeve-shaped structure to limit food consumption and affect hunger hormones.

  5. Revisional Bypass: Surgical modification of a previous gastric bypass procedure to enhance weight loss by adjusting pouch size or rerouting the intestines.

Salus Medical Group is a renowned medical tourism agency offering a comprehensive network of highly skilled bariatric surgeons. Each surgeon is meticulously chosen based on their extensive training and demonstrated track record of success in performing bariatric surgical procedures. Our conveniently situated bariatric centers can be found in Medellin, Cali, and Bogota, Colombia. Rest assured that our professional weight loss procedures will deliver guaranteed results.

Best Weight Loss Surgical procedures

  1. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach and rerouting a portion of the small intestine to connect to the pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed and reduces the absorption of calories, resulting in weight loss.

  2. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: This procedure involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. The band can be tightened or loosened to control the amount of food intake. By limiting the amount of food that can be consumed and slowing down digestion, gastric banding helps in achieving weight loss.

  3. Gastric Plication: This surgery involves folding and stitching the stomach to reduce its size. By creating pleats or folds in the stomach, the effective volume of the stomach is decreased, which helps in restricting food intake and promoting weight loss. It does not involve the use of implants or removal of any part of the stomach.

  4. Sleeve Gastrectomy: In this procedure, a large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, leaving behind a small, banana-shaped sleeve or tube-like structure. The reduced stomach size restricts the amount of food that can be consumed and also affects hunger-regulating hormones, leading to reduced appetite and weight loss.

  5. Revisional Bypass: Revisional bypass refers to a surgical procedure performed to modify or correct a previous gastric bypass surgery. It may be necessary if the initial bypass procedure did not yield the desired weight loss or if complications have arisen. The revisional bypass may involve adjusting the size of the pouch or rerouting the intestines to enhance weight loss outcomes.

It’s important to note that these procedures are typically performed on individuals with obesity and have different mechanisms for achieving weight loss. The choice of procedure depends on various factors, including the patient’s health, weight loss goals, and surgeon’s recommendation. Contact us at 1888-283-5043, or click here for a free quote.