SADI-S in the Gold Coast: An Effective Weight-Loss Surgery
SADI-S stands for single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure is one type of weight-loss surgery that works in two ways: by reducing the size of the stomach (meaning that the amount of food the patient can eat is restricted) and through a malabsorptive effect as well. This surgery is performed using minimally-invasive techniques, providing the patient with less risk, less pain, and less downtime Benefits of the SADI-S / SIPS Procedure Dr Harald Puhalla at Gold Coast General Surgery performs the SADI-S/SIPS procedure which offers a number of benefits that help patients to lose weight and keep it off long-term:
- Because of this changes in gut hormones, it minimises appetite and maximises satiety. It reduces medications for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and helping the patient to achieve the best possible success.
- Superior results. Compared with gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, stomach intestinal pylorus sparing (SADI-S / SIPS) surgery has often the best long-term result.
- Lower risk of complications. The SADI-S/SIPS procedure involves just one small bowel anastomosis, meaning a lower risk of complications such as obstruction. Other benefits include less risk of gastric ulcers compared to gastric bypass.
- Flexibility. This procedure can be used as a revision technique due to inadequate weight loss following another type of bariatric surgery, or it may be chosen as the primary weight- loss surgery.
- Unlikely dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome is a common complication of some bariatric procedures but rarely an issue with SADI-S/SIPS.
Tips Regarding Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery (SADI-S / SIPS, loop-DS)
If you are considering bariatric surgery, it’s important to be prepared to do your part to attain the best possible results. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your experience.
- Have realistic expectations. Remember that weight-loss surgery is not a quick fix. It’s a tool that can help make it easier for you to reach your goals through diet and exercise.
- Have a support system. It’s helpful to have a good support system in place, so enlist a family member, close friend to help you set long-term goals and help keep you motivated.
- Confront a food addiction. If you are obese because of an addiction to food, it’s important to address this before surgery. You have to want to make changes for weight-loss surgery to be effective.
- As after all bariatric operations the weight loss after stomach intestinal pylorus surgery (SADI-S / SIPS) at some stage plateaus and can stay stable. For some reasons a gentle weight gain can be expected in the long term in the years to come.
- Depression. Some patients experience some level of depression because it takes time and focus to lose the weight and keep it off in the long term. Talk to your doctor if you are finding it hard to keep a positive outlook.
- Multivitamins: As for all weight-loss operations, it is highly recommended after a SADI-S / SIPS (loop-DS) to take multivitamins regularly in the long-term and have regular blood tests to make sure the body stays healthy.
Why You Should Choose Dr Puhalla, Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Puhalla, Bariatric Surgeon, offers a range of weight-loss procedures and treatments for other conditions such as GERD (Gastro – Oesophageal – Reflux Disease / Heartburn), inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, gallbladders and liver cancer. He has over 20 years of surgical experience and places a strong focus on patient care. You’ll receive good follow-up support after your surgery to give you the best odds of reaching your goals. To learn more about surgical weight-loss procedures, contact Dr Puhalla today.