Frequently Asked Questions

For Bariatric Procedures (Sleeve Gastrectomy, RNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass)

[Sleeve Gastrectomy/RNY Gastric Bypass/Mini Gastric Bypass] is a weight-loss procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach and/or altering the digestive tract to promote weight loss.

Candidates for [Sleeve Gastrectomy/RNY Gastric Bypass/Mini Gastric Bypass]  typically have a body mass index (BMI) above 40, or above 35 with obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Benefits may include significant weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions, and enhanced quality of life.

Risks may include infection, bleeding, blood clots, anesthesia risks, and potential complications specific to each procedure, such as leaks or strictures.

Recovery time varies, but patients typically return to normal activities within a few weeks to a few months after treatment

Robotic Bariatric Procedure

Robotic Bariatric  involves using robotic-assisted technology to perform weight-loss procedures with enhanced precision and dexterity compared to traditional laparoscopic treatment.

Advantages may include shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, reduced pain and scarring, and potentially improved outcomes.

Suitable candidates are typically individuals who meet the criteria for bariatric procedure and have no contraindications to robotic-assisted treatment.

Various bariatric procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and gastric banding, can be performed using robotic-assisted techniques.

Risks are similar to those of traditional bariatric procedure and may include infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, and potential complications related to the robotic technology.

Hiatus Hernia

A hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. It may be caused by weakening of the diaphragm muscles or increased pressure in the abdomen.

Symptoms may include heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food or acid, and belching.

Diagnosis is typically made through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as endoscopy, barium swallow, or imaging studies.

Treatment may include lifestyle changes (such as weight loss and avoiding trigger foods), medications to reduce acid reflux, and in severe cases. repair.

Yes, many hiatus hernias can be managed with lifestyle modifications and medications to control symptoms.

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