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Springfield Wellness Centre is a well-known clinic involved in obesity treatment in Chennai. The centre under the aegis of Dr Maran treats severely obese and very severely obese with bariatric surgery procedures. Dr Maran, a leading bariatric surgeon in Chennai treats the two classes of obese patients using advanced laparoscopic bariatric procedures.

 

About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is also called weight loss surgery. When people become extremely obese (BMI above 40) and also develop co-morbid conditions, it is not possible to manage their weight. Change in lifestyle and dieting are no more enough for them to sustain the weight loss. Physical activities are almost impossible. Hence a surgical approach gives more hope for the severely and very severely obese individuals.

There are basically two principles in the field of bariatric or weight loss surgery. They are restriction and malabsorption.

The Principle of Restriction

Restrictive means physically restricting the size of the stomach. So restriction is making the stomach smaller. This results in stomach holding less volume of food. Also, the digestion process is slowed down because the surface area of the stomach has reduced. Gastric Banding and Gastric Balloon are restrictive bariatric surgery procedures.

The Principle of Restriction and Malabsorption

This involves restriction principles and along with it malabsorption too. When some parts of the digestive tract are surgically removed, the body loses the capacity to absorb the nutrients. This is called malabsorption. Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y, Mini Bypass, Duodenal Switch, and Biliopancreatic Bypass are bariatric surgery procedures that employ both the principles of restriction and malabsorption.

 

Bariatric Surgery using Advanced Laparoscopy

Dr Maran, the leading bariatric surgeon in India employs advanced laparoscopic techniques while performing bariatric surgeries. He is well experienced in performing different types of bariatric surgeries. The bariatric surgery types Dr Maran performs are Duodenal Switch or Metabolic Surgery.

 Gastric Banding
 Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve
 Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y or simply Gastric Bypass
 Mini Gastric Bypass

 

Non-cosmetic Nature of Bariatric Surgery

Unlike liposuction, Bariatric surgery is not a cosmetic surgery procedure. It is more therapeutic because it gives relief from co-morbid conditions. Bariatric surgery does not involve any sucking out of lipocytes or fat cells. Liposuction surgical procedures are completely different and bariatric surgery cannot be confused with them.

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