How much weight can you lose with SADI SURGERY?

Jun 30, 2024

Are you exhausted from the constant loss and regain of weight? It is time to ditch your regular exercising pattern and look for other options with sustainable results. You must have read about many procedures, but here, we are talking about the game-changing SADI surgery. It is a laparoscopic procedure that helps you lose 80% of your excess weight! That’s right, and that too in a way where you can manage your scale later in life. Let’s dive in further.

What is SADI?

SADI stands for Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass. It is a type of weight loss surgery set for those who are severely overweight and fall under the class 3 of obesity. Usually, anyone with a BMI of 40 or greater and at least 100 pounds of excess weight is categorized into this.

How Does SADI Work?

This procedure is a combination of sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass and is done to achieve a higher level of weight loss. It is done by:

  1. Eliminating around about 80% of the stomach leads to the formation of a tube-shaped sleeve.
  2. The top part of the small intestine (duodenum) present below the stomach is separated.
  3. Then, the duodenum is reattached to the lower section of the small intestine, shortening it by about half and decreasing calorie absorption.

You must remember that weight loss is a life-long commitment. After the SADI procedure, you will have to strictly follow certain guidelines regarding your meals. However, you do not have to worry because your bariatric team will walk through this journey with you. They will give instructions on how much protein and fluid you need and how to take them, along with the vitamins and supplements to prevent malnutrition.

How Much Weight Can You Expect To Shed With SADI Surgery?

You can keep in mind to lose at least 80% or more of your excess weight after having SADI surgery.

5 Benefits of Choosing SADI for Your Weight Loss

Other benefits of the procedure include:

1.    Meal Size Restriction

One of the greatest struggles of an obese person is to portion their meals. So, what the SADI procedure does is that it involves the removal of a significant part of the stomach, making it a small, sleeve-like pouch. This change in stomach size restricts the amount of food you can eat per meal, leading to earlier feelings of fullness and, ultimately, less caloric intake.

2.    Enhanced Metabolism and Nutrient Absorption

Since this procedure makes one bypass a portion of the small intestine, the SADI procedure reduces the absorption of calories as well as nutrients. This malabsorption triggers a shift in hormones that enhance metabolism and, in turn, insulin sensitivity. Other than that, this procedure preserves the pyloric valve, helping bile reflux and stomach irritation.

3.    No More Obesity-Related Conditions

Many who undergo SADI surgery go through an experience of remission or significant improvement in obesity-related conditions. Some of them include a positive change in type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).

4.    Less Risky Procedure

Unlike the traditional duodenal switch procedure, SADI only requires one intestinal bypass, reducing surgical time and the risk of complications. Additionally, SADI is a laparoscopic procedure, meaning smaller incisions, faster recovery, and fewer scars.

5.    Appetite Reduction and Improved Eating Habits

As mentioned earlier, the hormonal changes triggered by the SADI procedure lessen appetite and reduce the desire for high-calorie foods. The people who undergo this procedure often feel fuller with smaller meals that help maintain a healthier eating pattern and weight.

Closing Note

All in all, SADI surgery is beneficial if you are morbidly obese and can expect to lose around 80% of your excessive weight. If you want to learn more about this enhancement technique, get in touch with experts at Nova Bariatrics. We are here to help you kickstart your transformation journey. For more questions, chat with our experts by dialing (469) 639-0953.

Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai

Dr. Alibhai, a board-certified general surgeon, passionately leads Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery. Formerly an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School, he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, Medical School at UT Southwestern, and residencies at UT Southwestern. Specializing further, he completed Bariatric and Robotic Fellowships, advancing surgical techniques with a focus on patient well-being.

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