Excess weight is one of the most pressing problems of our time. The main cause of obesity is considered to be excessive food intake with insufficient physical activity. To reduce the need for food and achieve weight loss, not only therapeutic but also surgical methods are used. One of the most common methods of body weight correction is the Mini-Gastric Bypass in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. In Dubai, such interventions are performed by Enfield Royal Clinic.
What is Mini Gastric Bypass?
It is a modern bariatric surgery that simultaneously solves two problems. It is based on the mechanisms of restriction and malabsorption, the formation of a tube or mini-stomach, and the exclusion of the intestinal section from digestion, where carbohydrates and fats are actively absorbed. After the operation, up to 80% of excess body weight disappears, and the possibility of gaining weight again is minimized.
The outcomes of this procedure are comparable to the classic version. The patient can lose about 60-70% of their original body weight. This can be achieved in 1.5 to 2 years after the surgery. In the first months, weight loss will be very intensive, but later the process will slow down. On average, our patients lose about 1 kilogram per week.
The advantages of the surgery include:
- Weight Loss is many times greater than that when using other methods of treatment
- Reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases associated with excess weight
- Complete cure of type II diabetes mellitus in 98% of cases
- Less surgical trauma compared to classical shunting
- The shorter and easier recovery period
- Significant reduction in operational risks
- Reversibility of changes, if necessary, the intestines can be returned to their previous state.
The best candidate for the treatment is someone having the following conditions:
- Body mass index above 45-50 kg
- BMI above 40 kg if the patient refuses to follow the recommended diet and rapid weight gain
- The presence of diseases, the successful treatment of which is possible only after losing weight
- Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus against the background of obesity
- Lack of effect from other methods of weight loss.
How Does it Work?
The patient loses excessive weight through two mechanisms. Firstly, due to the reduced volume of your stomach, you feel fuller faster and eat less food. Secondly, since food enters the small intestine much lower than it does under normal conditions, it does not have time to be completely processed. Accordingly, the amount of nutrients not enough to maintain the same bodyweight is absorbed into the blood. Weight begins to decline rapidly, as the body compensates for its energy needs by breaking down subcutaneous fat.
You can take all the necessary preparatory tests like ECG, exam of esophagus and stomach, ultrasound, chest x-ray, and other laboratory tests.
The examination plan necessarily includes a consultation with a therapist, endocrinologist, or gynecologist.
Tell doctors about all health problems and provide medical documentation, if any. This will make the operation safer and achieve the optimal result of the procedure.
The treatment is a laparoscopic intervention which means that there will be no unaesthetic scars on your body. The surgeon uses special instruments and works through 3 to 4 punctures on the anterior abdominal wall. Their length does not exceed 1 centimeter. The punctures are sutured neatly and after healing, small barely noticeable scars remain on the skin.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. We use anesthetics that ensure easy awakening and the absence of post- narcotic psychosis. The duration of the procedure is on average 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
All this time you will sleep and wake up already in the recovery room. There will be no pain. During the intervention, your condition is monitored by modern expert equipment and an experienced anesthesiologist, so you can not worry about your safety.
The recovery period takes an average of 1.5 to 2 weeks. The patient can be discharged from the hospital after 5 to 7 days.
Significant physical exertion should be avoided, however, walking and exercise therapy with the permission of the doctor are mandatory.
After a few days, you will be allowed to eat coarser foods, but the number of foods with excessively high energy value will need to be significantly reduced. Eating should be carried out in small portions, 5-6 times a day.
A nutritionist at Enfield Royal Clinic will develop a diet for you that will meet your needs. Our specialists select the diet in such a way as to provide the patient with good nutrition but to avoid the intake of harmful calories.
The cost of a Mini-Gastric Bypass in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 12,999 to AED 19,999. The cost varies depending on several factors and will only be determined by the doctor after the initial consultation.
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