Monday, June 18, 2012

Latest In Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery - "Seam Guard" To Avoid Complications And Improve Results

Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery 


Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most commonly performed Weight loss surgery. The procedure is highly effective in providing long-term, consistent weight loss.


 But since the procedure is a major surgery & has its share of risks & complications involved as with all major surgeries, researchers & doctors have been constantly looking for techniques to improve the outcome of the surgery. Bio absorbable seam guards are the latest technology that can highly improve the outcome of the procedure. Research has shown that the seam guard helps in significant reduction in post operative gastrojejunal stricture formation & also prevents anastomotic bleeding and leak to a large extent.

In a Gastric bypass surgery or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), called the gastrojejunal anastomosis, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum). Thus for the successful outcome of the surgery, enteric anastomotic integrity is absolutely essential, otherwise it may lead to complications in the form of bleeding, stricture or leak, which are the fears of both patients and surgeons alike.

Seam guard is a porous structure made of a synthetic, fully bio absorbable fibre that is used as Staple Line Reinforcement. The seam guard has features like high tensile strength & its leak resistance and burst resistance capacity helps in avoiding bleeding, stricture or leak, thus improving surgical outcomes.GORE SEAMGUARD is a staple line reinforcement that works efficiently in reducing perioperative leaks and blood loss. 

Research has shown that the seam guards retain more than 70% of original tensile strength for 4 to 6 weeks post placement and are completely absorbed by 6 months. Seam guards are also used in colorectal surgeries & their effect in end-to-end anastomoses in these surgeries revealed no incidence of anastomotic leak or bleeding, stricture was not examined. In Gastric Bypass surgery, prior to their routine use, anastomotic stricture was present in nearly 1 out of 10 patients that underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y divided gastric bypass, resulting in a significant number of patients needing endoscopic dilation, but the use of seam guard completely avoids the complication of stricture.

There are surgeons in India who have  100% success rate and have never had any complications with hundreds of patients they have operated upon. Owing to the high success rate of the surgery, many a medical tourist from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many european countries as well as African countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Middle East countries such as UAE, Dubai, Oman, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait are traveling abroad to India for affordable seam guard gastric bypass surgery. Weight loss surgery in India is done at best weight loss centers with highly skilled bariatric surgeons who have years of experience in performing the surgery with dexterity and skills. IndiCure is one such company which associates with only the most proficient surgeons.

More information about Gastric bypass surgery in India write to info@indicure.com or call us at +919818462127 or +919320036777.