Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic Surgery

Today, the term Metabolic Surgery is used to describe surgical procedures to treat metabolic diseases, especially, type 2 diabetes. Over the past five years, the term “metabolic surgery” has become increasingly popular. The best-known metabolic surgery is the Gastric Bypass with over 20 years of experience with this procedure. Other established procedures are the Gastric Band and the Biliopancreatic Diversion with or without Duodenal Switch.

Metabolic surgery refers to a group of procedures that involve either reduction or bypassing sections of the stomach and small intestine, and are commonly used as a treatment for obesity. Metabolic surgery has been shown to dramatically improve glycemic control, leading to complete resolution of Type 2 Diabetes in the majority of patients , as well as lead to reduction of 47%-70% of excess weight, depending on the procedure.

Why Surgery?

The classic treatment paradigm of type 2 diabetes is education, diet, exercise and the use of medication. But the disease may take a progressive course despite all these treatments. Sometimes, even in spite of intensive insulin use, effective results are unobtainable. In such cases Metabolic Surgery should be considered as an effective treatment alternative.

Metabolic surgery is a major surgery which should not be confused with cosmetic purposes. If you are desirous of alleviating the impact of your weight loss program and looking for drastic ways of bringing your life back to normal, then you should seek an appointment with a metabolic surgeon.

Metabolic Surgery Department of Zeus aim’s …

  • To help patients achieve their weight loss and overall health goals.
  • To reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.
  • To facilitate patients regain their confidence and self esteem, and to encourage them to practice a healthy lifestyle through life enhancing activities.
  • Our endeavour and approach towards this disease is same as yours i.e. your weight loss and we are committed to go through this life-changing phase of your life with you, every step of the way. We want to make this experience as comfortable and as pleasant for you, from the primary meeting to long after your surgery.

What happens after the Surgery?

After going through a metabolic treatment, most patients start losing weight rapidly -at least for the first 18 to 24 months. They may end up losing 30-50 percent of their excessive fat in the first 6 months itself, while up to 70 percent of the extra weight is lost within a year after the surgery. The long term success of surgery is dependent on the levels of physical activity and dietary restrictions of the patient.