Bariatric Surgery is as safe as Any Other Commonly Performed Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is usually suggested for patients with type 2 diabetes. Once considered as a high-risk procedure for the patient, today the death rates and complications are just as much as for any other commonly performed surgical procedures.

Bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique carried out to reduce the size of the stomach to allow the food to bypass a part of the small intestines. Consequently, the patient cannot eat as much food as before at a time. Food absorption is limited and the surgery allows for favorable hormonal changes in the patient. This surgery results in weight loss and an improvement in the patient’s control of diabetes.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery – Research Findings

Some of the findings of researchers about laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery are as follows:

  • There has been only a 3.4 percent 30-day complication rate prevalent for this surgery and is as much as the rate for hysterectomy and keyhole gall bladder surgery.
  • The hospital stay and the re-admission rates have been very similar to those who have undergone keyhole appendectomy.
  • The month-long mortality rates for those who underwent keyhole gastric bypass surgery were just three for every 1000 diabetics (equivalent to 0.30 percent). These rates are the same for those that undergo total knee replacement surgeries and only one-tenth of the rates for fatalities after cardiovascular surgery.
  • A majority of the gastric bypass patients had better short-term outcomes when compared keyhole colon resection patients when all the variables were considered.

Risk-to-Benefit ratio

The older notion that minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery is a risky affair for the diabetic patient has proved to be wrong time and again, with the result that it is now considered to be one of the safest surgeries commonly performed in India today. This is according to bariatric surgery experts in MPCT Hospital Mumbai.

 For diabetics, bariatric surgeries have immediate positive effects, even in a matter of a few hours, long before they start losing weight. Some of the patients can walk away after the surgery without the need for medications. The risk-to-benefit ratio for obese diabetic patients is very high. Weight loss after the surgery is significant, complications are minimal, the mortality rate is relatively low and remission in diabetes is also observed.

Bariatric surgery done early enough on deserving patients has also been observed to eliminate the requirement for high-risk procedures for cardiovascular or diabetes complications later in life.

According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, diabetes remission rates for those who had bariatric surgery were 35 percent compared to zero for those who were on medication only.

Those individuals with a BMI of over 30 have as much as a 50 to 100 percent chance of premature death when compared to those who maintain a healthy weight. Such obese individuals stand the risk of developing over 40 different medical conditions and diseases including heart disease and cancer. Bariatric surgery has been found to provide the best outcomes and long-term results for morbidly obese patients that already have related co-morbid medical conditions.

Why Choose MPCT Hospital for Bariatric Surgery?

MPCT Hospital has the best doctors performing Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mumbai. In addition to other minimally invasive surgeries, they have a team of doctors who are experts in bariatric /metabolic surgeries using the laparoscopic technique. They have the most modern and well-equipped operation theatres and staff dedicated to taking care of bariatric surgery patients.

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