We at St. Philomena’s Hospital offer Bariatric Surgery (Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries). This surgery involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Bariatric surgery is done when diet and exercise has not worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight. Some procedures limit how much you can eat. Other procedures work by reducing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both.
While bariatric surgery can offer many benefits, all forms of weight-loss surgery are major procedures that can pose serious risks and side effects. Also, you must make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.
Each type of bariatric surgery has pros and cons. Be sure to talk to your doctor about them. Here’s a look at common types of bariatric surgery:
- Out Patients Consultations and inpatients services including emergencies
- Obesity clinic and Counselling
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
- Sleeve gastrectomy.
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
- Dietary Counselling