Bariatric Surgery in Pune

Who is the right candidate for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery could be an option for you if:

  • You are extremely obese. Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or more.

  • Your BMI is above 35. You also suffer from one or more weight-related health issues such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, lipid abnormalities, and severe sleep apnea.

Dr. Samrat Jankar, one of the best gastroenterologist in Pune, is the most-sought after surgeon for bariatric surgery as he has years of experience and has handled several complicated cases successfully. Dr. Samrat specializes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, and Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is a procedure that helps you to lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. This surgery is recommended when you cannot lose weight by exercising and dieting or when you have serious health issues due to your excess weight.

Different types of bariatric surgeries

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

During this procedure, the surgeon will remove around 75% of your stomach, leaving a tube-shaped stomach. This procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete.

By limiting the size of your stomach, you are prevented from consuming more food, and also it brings about hormonal changes that help you lose weight.

Patients are mostly discharged within 1 to 3 days after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. You can return to your everyday activities within a week, but it will take 2 to 3 weeks for the incision to heal.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In this procedure, the surgeon will divide the stomach into a large and small portion. The smaller section is stapled or sewn to make a small pouch. Then the surgeon will directly connect the pouch to the small intestine.

By doing so, the swallowed food goes to the small pouch and then directly into the small intestine. It bypasses the larger portion of the stomach and the first section of your small intestine.

After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, you will be in the hospital for around 2 to 3 days and return to normal activities within 2 to 3 weeks.

Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass

The Mini Gastric Bypass is a short, simple and reversible laparoscopic surgery that combines some properties of both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery.

In this procedure, the stomach is divided by the laparoscopic stapler to reduce its size to hold less food. Then the surgeon bypasses around 2 to 7 feet of the intestine and attaches the new stomach to the remaining intestine.

This surgery offers shorter operating time and less re-routing of the intestine.

Depending on your overall health, you will have to stay around 1 to 2 days in the hospital. The recovery period is mostly similar to gastric bypass surgery.