What is SADI/SIPS?

The SADI/SIPS is a weight loss surgery in Marion and Mount Vernon procedure reduces the size of the stomach and allows food to bypass most of the intestine. Reducing the size of the stomach allows you to feel satisfied after eating less food, and bypassing the intestine leads to minimal absorption of nutrients and calories. SADI/SIPS can help you lose 70-75% excess body weight.

The Two Components of SADI/SIPS

Restriction (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

The first component of the SADI/SIPS procedure is a sleeve gastrectomy, which involves removing most of the lateral portion of the stomach. Since most of the stomach is removed, your stomach essentially turns into a narrow sleeve that requires minimal food to feel full.

Malabsorption (Duodeno-lleo Connection)

The second component of the SADI/SIPS procedure is a duodeno-ileo connection, which involves dividing the small bowel and reconnecting it halfway down the intestine. This technique allows food to bypass most of the intestine, which reduces calorie absorption.

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Benefits of SADI/SIPS:

  • Ensures 70-75% reduction in excess body weight, which is a greater average of weight loss surgery in Marion and Mount Vernon than other bariatric procedures, such as the sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
  • Minimizes the symptoms of dumping syndrome, a common side-effect of a gastric bypass that leads to severe abdominal pains and diarrhea when you consume high-calorie foods.
  • Minimizes the risk of anastomotic ulceration and internal hernia.
  • Suitable second-stage bariatric procedure for patients seeking to enhance the results of a primary sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
  • Reduces your stomach size, so you feel full and satisfied after eating less food.
  • Minimizes the calories absorbed from each meal, which sustains the effects of weight loss.
  • Reduces the secretion of the hormone Ghrelin, which dramatically reduces hunger pangs and prevents you from overeating.

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Drawbacks of SADI/SIPS:

  • Leads to malabsorption of vitamins and nutrients, which can lead to malnutrition.
  • You must take oral supplements of vitamins and minerals to prevent malnutrition.
  • Increases the frequency of bowel movements because of a shorted intestine. Most patients experience twice or thrice as many bowel movements as they did earlier.
  • Fairly new procedure with limited long-term clinical data and evidence.

Your SADI/SIPS Procedure

Dr. Ahuja performs SADI/SIPS as a minimally invasive bariatric surgery using laparoscopic or robot-assisted techniques. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you’re not awake during the procedure. The surgeon makes small incisions to insert the surgical tools and laparoscope.

The weight loss surgery in Marion and Mount Vernon surgeon removes the left part of the stomach, turning it into a small sleeve. The surgeon also divides the first part of the small bowel and reconnects it halfway down the length of the small intestine. As such, your body only absorbs 55-70% of the calories consumed every day.

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Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in bariatric surgery, abdominoplasty, general surgery, and medical spa treatments. We offer personalized bariatric surgeries using the latest laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques to ensure optimal precision with minimal complications. If you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahuja in Mount Vernon.

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