A physician or surgeon who performs a wide range of weight loss surgery procedures.
Long-term weight loss through bariatric surgery is largely achieved by altering gut hormone levels responsible for hunger and satiety, leading to a new hormonal set point. This type of operation includes Roux en-Y bypasses as well as sleeve gastrectomies or biliopancreatic diversions with duodenal switch that can all lead you towards reaching your goal more quickly than traditional methods alone would do. These weight loss surgical procedures change the patient’s digestive system in order to help them lose weight, normally used after trying diet and exercise which did not work, and the patient has serious concern about health problems associated with their weight.
Also knowns as body mass index, a measure of body fat indirect with score, based on height and weight.
Used to calculate your body mass index.
A medical procedure used to examine inside of the body. An endoscopy is used to check and examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity inside the body. Normally be inserted into the organ directly.
A Gallstone involves a stone that is formed out of precipitated bile components within the gallbladder.
Using surgery to remove part or all of the stomach.
A surgery procedure to reduce up to 90% of the stomach ‘holding’ capacity volume. Gastric Bypass divides the stomach into two parts, a smaller upper pouch and a larger lower pouch, followed by reconnecting the small intestine to the smaller segment.
It is an irreversible surgery procedure that remove a large portion (up to 85%) of the stomach permanently, the entire gastric system will be affected. The result structure of the stomach is like a sleeve or tube.
An examination that uses a flexible telescope inside the stomach, oesophagus (gullet or food pipe), and duodenum (upper part of the small bowel).
A condition where there is abnormal protrusion of an organ through the body cavity that usually contains it. Common areas are groin, umbilicus and diaphragm (hiatus hernia).
An operation using small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with a camera aid, performed in the abdomen or pelvis.
Also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) or Gastric Band, an adjustable silicon-based device that placed around the top of the stomach in order to reduce food consumption.
Removal of the lap band device which is an adjustable silicon-based device that placed around the top of the stomach for weight loss purposes.
Lap Band Surgery (Gastric Band Surgery)
A surgery that place an adjustable silicon-based device around the top of the stomach to reduce patient food intake, the device is configured with the requirements of individual patients and can be removed later on in life.
A person who is more than 20% over their target BMI, involving excessive body fat. A BMI of more than 30 is classified as Obesity by WHO.
Post Op Bariatric Surgery Care
The care you receive after a bariatric surgical procedure.
Revisional Conversion Bariatric Surgery
A Revisional Surgery performed on patients who have already had a bariatric treatment previously and wish to alter the weight loss surgery type either for complications like reflux or inadequate weight loss.
Also known as Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal switch (SADI-S) or Stomach Intestine Sparing Surgery (SIPS).
SADI-S is an irreversible surgery procedure that remove roughly 70% of the stomach permanently, the entire gastric system will be affected in order to reduce food consumption. The resulted structure of the stomach is like a sleeve or tube. Also, the small intestine will be reconnected.
The single anastomosis stomach-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SASI-S) is a mixed surgical operation based on gastric sleeve and intestinal bypass.
A weight-loss surgical procedure aimed to reduce the stomach to about 15% of its original size. The result structure of the stomach is like a sleeve or tube.
A variety of surgery procedures performed on people who are obese and wish to lose weight.
Weight Loss Surgery Consultation
A health advice or treatment meeting between a patient and a weight loss surgeon which involves discussing weight loss options.
Weight Loss Surgery Patient
A person who is receiving or aiming to receive bariatric surgery.