You may be considering weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, if you have been unable to maintain weight loss through diet, exercise, and/or medication. Weight loss surgery is a safe, proven option for people on their weight loss journey. Weight loss surgery is not a quick-fix or an easy way out. But when it's accompanied by permanent lifestyle changes, it can help you achieve lasting benefits in your physical, emotional, and social well-being.
You are not alone in this journey. Our program is run by a team of specialists who are here to help you prepare for surgery, undergo a safe procedure, and maintain healthy lifestyle habits designed to ensure you achieve success.
Primus experienced surgeons perform procedures through small incisions in your body. The minimally invasive procedure speeds your recovery, minimizes scarring, and lowers the risk of injury to other organs.
Obesity cannot be brushed aside as a cosmetic predicament. In fact, it is a medical condition with serious health consequences. It is actually a chronic disease involving accumulation of excess body fat, which increases the risk of medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (Hypertension), Obstructive Sleep Apnea and others, and shortens your life span.
Luckily, obesity can be treated by a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of dedicated weight management experts. By concentrating on key areas and causes, the team can make sure successful and sustainable weight loss.
We at Primus offers bariatric procedures to obese patients. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery including support groups, dietitian services and continuing education. We consider bariatric surgery a tool to help you live a healthier, longer life.
Weight loss surgery is a life-altering process and procedure that requires careful thought, considerable awareness and adjustment and it gives you a second chance to healthy life. Changes occur both emotionally and physically. Weight loss surgery is not a cure-all. Instead, it is a tool to help you achieve a healthier weight. We want you to be as successful as you can with weight loss surgery!
There are many causes that may contribute to weight gain and lead to obesity. Hence, only a multidisciplinary approach can identify the different factors and engage a program that leads to necessary reduction in weight.
You can lose weight as long as you eat healthy and maintain it. Our dietitians will assess your diet patterns and suggest alteration to keep the weight under control.
Our physicians will conduct a thorough health assessment to check for possible underlying causes of obesity and prescribe suitable medical treatment.
Individuals with BMI greater than 32.5 are advised to consider surgery for obesity (also referred to as Bariatric Surgery when all other treatment options have been unsuccessful. Surgery enables you to successfully lose weight and treat obesity- related diseases. It also helps to sustain your weight loss for years, thus improving overall quality of life.
We will be having regular support meetings where operated patients will meet the preoperative patients and will help each other towards common goal- Healthy Life Style
- Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass
Most common gastric bypass surgery On an average, 60- 70% of excess weight is reduced after the surgery
It is a surgical weight-loss restrictive and irreversible procedure By removal of large portion of the stomach, the stomach size is reduced by 15% of its original size. The open edges are joined to give the remaining stomach a shape of tube or sleeve. This can be used as a first stage operation prior to a gastric bypass or as a definite procedure. On an average, 60- 70% of excess weight is reduced after the surgery
Most common gastric bypass surgery On an average, 60- 70% of excess weight is reduced after the surgery Procedure:
It is the safest, rapid and effective bariatric surgery.
It consists of forming a long gastric tube and attaching it 200 cm down to small bowel with single anastomosis. Am I a Candidate for Bariatric surgery? Body Mass Index> 37.5 kg/m2. Body Mass Index > 32.5Kg/m2 Co-morbidities like Hypertension, Diabetes, etc. Unsuccessful Weight Management Program. Age between 18 to 65 years with above mentioned criteria.
We have achieved recognition because we consistently deliver high-quality bariatric care, comprehensive services, and positive patient outcomes.
Our weight loss surgeons hold leadership positions in professional organizations. They deliver lectures, help develop treatment guidelines and teach the latest bariatric surgery techniques.
If you have regained weight following weight loss surgery, we can help you correct behaviors that may have gone off course. We evaluate your anatomy, behavior, and medical conditions to determine a treatment strategy. If appropriate, we offer a list of revision options, depending on which original procedure you had.
While these procedures are not covered by insurance and have not been available for as long as the standard weight-loss surgeries, they are showing promise. Our bariatric surgeons and our gastroenterologist are trained to perform endoscopic weight loss procedures, such as the gastric balloon, and can evaluate your individual medical condition to determine if you may benefit from one of these less invasive approaches.
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When the patient recovers from the affect of anesthesia, the patient is made to get up and move within the room. And then, patient is asked to take several walks and next day thereafter.
The patient can be discharged on the second day after the surgery depending upon the status of the patient. Some patients go after 3 days and some with other medical ailments may need few more days. The normal routine work can resumed after 7 days of surgery.
The scars are minimal and almost invisible in patients with good healing capacity of the body. Nowadays, we use absorbable sutures which do not even require suture removal.
Yes, pregnancy is possible even after the surgery but it is advisable to wait for at least one year for it. As by then, the body will not be in a state to provide proper nutrition to the body to carry a healthy fetus. Still it’s better to consult with your surgeon as the gynecologist before taking any decision.
It is a highly developed technique for doing all types of surgical procedures. It is also known as Laparoscopic Surgery, Keyhole Surgery or Band-Aid surgery. A thin telescope known as laparoscope and working instruments are inserted through small incisions (3-12mm) in the abdominal wall and the laparoscope is attached to a tiny video camera which shows the inside view of patient’s body to a high resolution in the monitors. These incisions are usually covered with surgical glue/ closed with absorbable sutures and after a few weeks are barely visible thus avoiding any follow-up visit for suture removal.
There are several advantages like
- Rapid recovery,
- Hospital stay are shorter
- Negligible pain
- Minimal scarring,
- Back to daily routine within few days
Minimal Access surgery or the laparoscopic surgery reduces the hospital stay by half. In some MAS the patient can be discharged on the same day.