Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the individual’s body is unable to convert glucose (sugar) to energy. Every cell in our body needs energy to function.

The food that we eat is digested in the stomach and intestines. Among the products of digestion is glucose. Glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the cells in the body.

The pancreas (a gland behind the stomach) responds when there is lots of sugar in the blood by producing a hormone called insulin.

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Gastric Banding

Recovery

A commitment to a way of life that involves healthful eating and regular exercise will help avoid weight loss resistance. You should have even made this commitment before the surgery.

Outlook

The typical weight loss after the procedure is around one-third to one-half of the excess weight you are carrying. This is often good enough for several patients. Discuss with your physician about the best bariatric procedure for your situation.

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Gastric Banding

The Procedure

You will be on general anesthesia during the surgery and you will be asleep and unable to feel pain.

The surgery will be done using a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopy.

To begin, your surgeon will create 2-5 small incisions in your abdomen. Through these incisions, your surgeon can insert a tiny camera (laparoscope) and other instruments necessary to perform the surgery.

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Gastric Banding

Risks of Surgery

Gastric band surgery is linked to a relatively low rate of both serious complications and mortality. And similar to other forms of bariatric surgery, it frequently leads to a considerable improvement in obesity health problems.

Just like any other surgical procedure, gastric banding does carry some risks.

Possible complications include:

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Yanhee Hospital bags place among 10 Best Hospitals in Thailand, by Chinese Tourists

As one of their projects launched to promote medical tourism in Thailand, the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand), in cooperation with King Power International, SINA Corporation and Jiaranai Entertainment, spearheaded a program inviting Chinese tourists in Thailand, to cast their votes through social media at weibo.com on their choices on the best products (food, etc.), and services (tourism, medical/cosmetic, etc.) in Thailand, which was done between between May 8 -29, 2015.

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (Snoring treatment)

Post-Surgery Pain

You will experience a moderate to severe pain level for the first few days after surgery. Pain is usually the worst on the third or fourth day after the surgery.

Pain, especially from swallowing, may last from 10 days to 3 weeks after surgery. Ear pain is common after surgery because one of the nerves to the ear passes near the tonsil area. It does not mean you have an ear infection.

Pain medication will be prescribed to you and should be taken as directed.

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Ovarian Cyst

Is Surgery Required?

Your cyst may need surgery if you are past menopause or if your cyst:

  • Fails to disappear after several menstrual cycle.
  • Grows bigger
  • Appears unusual on the ultrasound
  • Creates pain

If your cyst do not need surgery, your doctor will:

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Ovarian Cyst

When to See a Doctor

The following symptoms are considered a medical emergency and you should seek medical help immediately:

  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • Pain with fever and vomiting
  • Faintness, dizziness, or weakness
  • Rapid breathing

If you have a cyst, these symptoms may reflect a ruptured cyst. Once in a while, a large, ruptured cyst causes heavy bleeding.

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Somnoplasty (Snoring treatment)

After the Procedure

Due to the local swelling of the treated area after the procedure, more snoring can be expected. Positive changes can be observed in one or two weeks and continues to happen for up to many months.

It is possible to go home as soon as you feel comfortable. Almost all patients can easily drive by themselves home from the hospital. It is important to sleep with your head raised on 2-3 pillows for a few nights after the procedure.

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