Often, severely obese patients who do not successfully lose weight despite diet and lifestyle efforts opt to do bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery refers to surgical procedures that remove or reduce the size of the stomach to treat obesity. Patients typically experience rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery option.
What does it involve, how effective is it and are there any possible complications? This article will find out more.
A colonoscopy is a medical procedure to visually image the lining of your colon in order to examine it for any irregularities. Colonoscopies are usually carried out by general surgeons or Gastroenterologists. A long and soft tube with a camera & light known as a Colonoscope is carefully inserted via the anus, carrying a live image to a screen which allows the doctor to examine the colon, all the way to the exit of the small intestine.
A gastroscopy can help rule out or confirm the presence of conditions like stomach cancer, peptic ulcers or gastritis. In this procedure, a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is lowered down the throat to look inside the food pipe, stomach and first small of the small intestine. The endoscope has a camera and light at one end which captures and sends images of your insides to a monitor. It can also take tissue samples by latching instruments such as small pincers, as well as suck out air and fluids.