Bariatric surgery procedures

Obesity is a problem that can cause psychological discomfort and impaired quality of life, but it also greatly affects your health. Many health care professionals site obesity as one of the biggest risk factors for causing many diseases.

Surgical obesity treatment is the only option which offers a reasonable (40-60%) and long-term (lasting more than ten years) reduction in the weight of very obese patients.

Gastric bypass

cheap gastric bypass surgery

During the course of this procedure, a small pouch is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Then, the first loop of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the stomach pouch. The top portion of the divided small intestine is connected to the small intestine further down. The new pouch is a small reservoir for food, which fills up quickly leading to the sense of feeling full faster, therefore you will eat less. Moreover, food bypasses the biggest part of the stomach and the first loop of small intestine. A relatively shortened length of the intestine leads to decreased absorption. Weight loss after this procedure is faster in comparison to the effect after other types of operations. In order to achieve the best possible result, the procedure needs to be accompanied by the balancing of the post-operative diet. The estimated effect reaches up to 60%-70% excess weight loss in 1-2 years after the procedure.

 

Sleeve gastrectomy

gastric sleeve surgery

During the course of this procedure, the surgeon forms a tube from your stomach. The capacity of this tube is significantly lower than of the stomach prior to the procedure. This leads to less consumption of the food and faster sense of fullness. The food is not deviated from its usual course in your digestive system. If the operation is followed by balanced diet, the estimated weight loss after 1,5 – 2 years is 50-60%. Self-control is a crucial success factor in this process.

 

 

Gastric plication

gastric plication surgery

This is one of the most innovative procedures in bariatric surgery. During the course of this procedure, the tube is formed from the tissue of your stomach without the removal a part of the original stomach (which is performed in the previously described sleeve gastrectomy). This method has a lower risk for post-operative complications. If the operation is followed by balanced diet, the estimated weight loss after 1,5 – 2 years is 50%, however, the process is slower than after the bypass or sleeve procedure.

 

Laparoscopic gastric banding

gastric band surgery

The adjustable gastric band acts as a belt for your stomach. It divides your stomach into a smaller and bigger compartment. The upper compartment is smaller and therefore can contain only a little amount of the food, which is consumed. As a result, the sense of fullness is felt faster and the food intake decreases.

The adjustable gastric band is a silicone ring, which is placed around the stomach. It is connected with a capsule beneath the skin via a small tube. This construction allows the adjustment of the tension within the band, which consequently leads to the desired rate of weight loss. This operation is least disrupting for the body and fastest to perform. In order to achieve best possible results, the band needs to be adjusted several times after the operation. The adjustment is a simple short procedure that can be performed by the surgeon in day-care units.

The benefits of bariatric surgery:

  • All the procedures are laparoscopic, with access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) without having to make large incisions in the skin
  • Short stay in hospital (1-2 days after surgery) and quick recovery period
  • More weight loss than with non-surgical weight loss measures
  • Easier to keep the weight off
  • Specialist team, experienced surgeon
  • UK based postoperative follow-up.
  • Long-term solution

Bariatric surgery is suitable for:

  • Those who are very overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40
  • Those who have a BMI of between 35 and 40 and also have a medical condition, such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, arterial hypertension, heart diseases, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea or osteoarthritis that might improve if you lose weight.

Why choose us?

Up to 60% savings on UK treatment costs

  • No waiting lists
  • Clinic is just two hours flight away from most UK airports
  • Dedicated English-speaking UK and Lithuanian support
  • Hospital infection rate (such as MRSA and C. Difficile) is 0%
  • Transfers from Airport to hotel and hotel to clinic
  • Lithuania is top ranked for the quality of it’s health and hygiene in the world
  • Highly qualified, UK trained and practicing (NHS), GMC registered bariatric surgeon
  • Very experienced team – almost 1,000 operations performed

Treatment Process

If your weight and circumstances fit the criteria for weight loss surgery, fill the request form, please. Our team will contact you to evaluate your case. You will have an appointment to see the consultant surgeon in London or on Skype before you travel for treatment. This is done to save you more than one trip to Lithuania for the surgery.

When travelling for surgery you will normally be away for 5-7 days. The below is an example itinerary:

First Day – Arrival, consultation and tests. Stay at a hotel.

Second, Third Day – Bariatric procedure. Stay in the hospital.

Fourth, Fifth Day – Recovery, additional appointment with dietitian and surgeon. Stay at a hotel.

Sixth Day – flight back home.

You could, of course, arrive earlier or stay longer if you wish to take a little more time.

Postoperative follow-up

You will have a free of charge postoperative follow- up. We routinely suggest follow- up appointments with consultant surgeon in London or via Skype 1, 6 and 12 months after surgery as well as regular postoperative dietitian support via Skype up to 2 years.

Lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery

The surgery helps you make an important start, and the rest part of success is up to you.

In order to be successful, you must make major, long-term changes to your lifestyle and eating habits.

For the first month or two after surgery, you will be able to eat very little and will have to slowly add foods to your diet. Your surgeon and dietician will work with you to:

  • make smart food choices
  • advise you on what foods to avoid
  • increase your physical activity

It is important to remember that each person will have an individual experience. Your chances to achieve a great success are significantly enhanced if you commit to the treatment, the postoperative follow-up and your diet.

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Disclaimer

The Body Bureau website is designed to supply useful information only. Any surgical descriptions on these pages are to be considered a guide only, and not to be regarded as advice specific to any particular case. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner. Neither International Medical Care Ltd or Body Bureau accept any liability for any decision taken by the reader in respect of the treatment they decide to undertake.