Who can undergo surgery ?
Surgery is indicated if
Age above 18 years.
BMI more than 37.5 or 32.5 with associated co morbid conditions
Not an alcoholic, drug addict or with a psychotic illness.
Commitment for life long follow up.
Have tried atleast twice other measures for weight loss.
Weight loss options by Surgery
Laproscopy adjustable gastric band (LAGB)
It is a purely restrictive procedure in which a Band is placed around uppermost part of stomach. This band divides stomach in two parts upper small Pouch[15 to 30 ml] and lower large pouch. Because Food is regulated patient feels full early and hence Less intake. Food digestion occurs through normal Digestive tract, so no malabsoption.
Advantages of LAGB :
It is done laproscopically It is safe.
It is reversible when necessary.
Long term weight loss with improvement in co morbid conditions
Slipage of the band.
Stretched gas stomach pouch.
Duo-denal switch procedure
Combination of above
Gastric Bypass procedures