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What is bariatric surgery? Learn about the SADI-S procedure

When conservative treatment fails, the healthcare professionals have to go for surgeries. The patient should know that surgery is the last option, so don’t escape as you need it. Moreover, not all surgeries are risky, now medical advancements have introduced less risky procedures. Bariatric surgeries are among the most commonly followed surgical approaches by today. 

Bariatric Surgery

It is a gastric bypass procedure that aims to reduce weight. You know that weight gain results from bad dietary habits and a physically inactive lifestyle. So, by modifying the digestive system, you are likely to achieve the weight loss target. Procedures like SADI-S are suggested when dietary and lifestyle modifications fail and obesity is giving birth to serious health issues. Generally, bariatric surgery procedures may limit food intake, or either reduce the body’s ability to absorb nutrients absorption. 

Consider that bariatric surgeries are advantageous but any kind of weight-loss surgery brings you several risks and side effects. Moreover, you have to follow the diet plan strictly along with regular exercise for a lifetime to enjoy the long-term benefits of bariatric surgeries. 

When do you need Bariatric Surgery?

Let’s talk about the conditions that indicate the necessity of bariatric surgery. First, your BMI is calculated. If the value of BMI is forty or higher then you are likely to receive bariatric surgery suggestions. If BMI is 35-39.9, and you are diagnosed with a serious medical condition like Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or sleep apnea, then again, bariatric surgery is suggested. In other conditions, weight-loss surgery is recommended even for patients with 30-34 BMI along with serious weight-related medical conditions. 

If you are extremely overweight, it does not mean you are eligible for bariatric surgery. There is a set criterion that you should meet to be able to have bariatric surgery. To validate your eligibility, you’ll probably have to go through a detailed screening process. Moreover, for a healthier lifestyle, you should be willing to introduce a lifetime dietary and lifestyle modification. These lifestyle modifications may include follow-up plans like diet, behavior, and health status (diseases) monitoring. Lastly, be reminded that it is a costly procedure. 

SADI-S Procedure

Among all the other bariatric surgeries, SADI-S is the most common procedure. In this procedure, your nearly eighty percent stomach is removed. A gastric sleeve is created. The small intestine pathway is dissected to create 2 individual pathways and a common channel. The pathways created are named the digestive loop (food circulates from the stomach to the common channel) and the biliopancreatic loop (transport bile from the liver to the common channel). How does it help in weight loss reduction? It reduces the body’s ability to absorb calories hence leading to more weight loss. The major benefit is that it requires a single intestinal anastomosis instead of 2, making it a quick surgical procedure that also minimizes risks of intestinal leakage. 

Take Away!!

If you feel that weight gain has coupled with other serious health conditions, then arrange an appointment with the doctor. If you have any concerns to inquire about, post a comment. 

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