Know more about different kinds of bariatric surgeries

Weight loss surgery is the best possible option lose weight and lowers the risk of medical problems associated with obesity. Bariatric surgeries are divided into -Restriction and Malabsorption.The four common types of weight loss surgeries are –

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

 Sleeve gastrectomy in Dubai,  the surgeon removes about 75% of the stomach. The remaining part of the stomach is like a tube or sleeve that is connected to the intestine.This results in people eating less food, feeling full early promoting weight loss.

Adjustable gastric banding

In this type of surgery, the surgeon divides the stomach into two sections- smaller upper pouch and a larger lower section. Both the segments are connected by a very small channel which slows down the emptying of upper pouch.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

In this type of surgery, the surgeon creates a small pouch on the top of the stomach. This pouch is known as a gastric pouch which is the only part that receives food which is directly connected to the lower section of the small intestine. This means the surgeon bypasses the part of the stomach and the small intestine. By skipping the other parts of digestive tract affecting the absorption process.

Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion

In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes a large part of the stomach. The valve that releases food into the small intestine and duodenum is left.

In Duodenal switch. surgeon closes the middle section of intestine and attaches the last part directly to the duodenum. In Biliopancreatic diversion, the other parts of intestine are not removed from the body but, attached to the end of the intestine. This allows bile and pancreatic juices to flow into the intestine.