At Medistate International Hospital, we understand that surgical care forms a cornerstone of comprehensive healthcare. Our General Surgery department stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence, offering a wide array of surgical interventions backed by skilled surgeons and cutting-edge technology.
General Surgery is a specialized medical field that encompasses a broad spectrum of surgical procedures. From routine surgeries to complex interventions, general surgeons are skilled professionals adept at addressing a wide range of medical conditions that require surgical treatment.
At our hospital, we view General Surgery as an art that demands precision, compassion, and technological advancement. Our approach is characterized by:
- Expert Surgical Team: Our General Surgery department is led by experienced and skilled surgeons who bring a wealth of expertise to the operating table. With a commitment to patient safety and optimal outcomes, our surgeons are dedicated to making a positive impact on our patients’ lives.
- Cutting-Edge Technology: Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced technology, ensuring that our surgeons have access to the tools they need to perform procedures with the highest level of precision.
- Comprehensive Procedures: Our General Surgery department covers a wide range of procedures, including but not limited to appendectomy, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, colon surgeries, and more.
- Minimally Invasive Techniques: We embrace the benefits of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. These procedures lead to smaller incisions, reduced pain, shorter recovery times, and improved patient outcomes.
Our General Surgery department provides an extensive range of services, including:
- Laparoscopic Surgery: Minimally invasive surgeries using small incisions and specialized tools for faster recovery and reduced scarring.
- Hernia Repair: Correcting hernias that cause discomfort and potential complications.
- Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the appendix to address appendicitis, a common abdominal emergency.
- Gallbladder Surgery: Removal of the gallbladder to alleviate conditions like gallstones and inflammation.
- Colon Surgeries: Treating conditions like diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.
Weight loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery, can be a life-changing step on your path to better health. In the wake of your surgery, adhering to a carefully tailored dietary plan is of paramount importance to maximize its effectiveness.
There exists a diverse array of weight loss surgeries, and the dietary guidelines we offer are contingent upon the specific procedure you have undergone. To navigate this transformative journey successfully, we’ve crafted this comprehensive guide with expertise from our team of dedicated bariatric dietitians. If you have any inquiries or concerns, our nutrition and dietetics department is here to support you every step of the way.
Varieties of Weight Loss Surgery
A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure designed to curtail the amount of food you can consume. During this surgery, a portion of the outer stomach is surgically removed, resulting in the creation of a smaller stomach pouch. This pouch, remarkably reduced in volume by about 75 to 80%, typically holds around 100mls.
One fascinating outcome of this procedure is its impact on hunger. The removed part of the stomach, known for producing the hunger hormone ghrelin, can significantly reduce your appetite. Many individuals discover they no longer have the same cravings for food as before. Some even notice changes in their taste preferences and the foods they favor or avoid.
It’s essential to recognize that while this surgery provides a valuable tool for weight loss, the ultimate control over your dietary choices remains in your hands. The surgery facilitates the consumption of smaller portions, but for the best results, you must commit to making healthy food choices and incorporating regular exercise into your lifestyle.
Gastric bypass surgery involves the creation of a small pouch at the upper portion of your stomach, which is then connected directly to the small intestine. This structural modification ensures that food bypasses the rest of the stomach and enters the small intestine directly from the pouch.
While the main portion of your stomach retains its blood supply, it no longer processes food. However, it continues to produce digestive juices, which are strategically mixed with your ingested food further down the small intestine.
The benefits of this surgical procedure are twofold:
- Your stomach’s reduced capacity limits the amount of food it can hold, making you feel full quickly and keeping you satiated for extended periods after only a few bites.
- Nutrient absorption is curtailed since the food bypasses the initial section of the small intestine, contributing to weight loss.
A noticeable shift post-surgery is a reduced sensation of hunger, a transformation many individuals welcome as it simplifies the path to achieving their weight loss goals.