Obesity is only one word, but it carries many hidden problems that, if developed, may become a very dangerous and life-threatening issue as many men, women and even children in different countries of the world are obese. Obesity and overweight are associated with serious health problems associated with the heart and blood pressure, where obesity causes high blood pressure as well as causing type 2 diabetes, which in turn causes destruction of blood vessels and peripheral nerves. Physical health problems are not the only factor associated with obesity, but there are also psychological problems associated with obesity as they can cause depression and isolation in some individuals. Therefore, due to these violent complications of obesity, obese patients resort to the solutions available to them to get rid of obesity and excess weight, but due to the poor results of the traditional methods of eliminating excess weight, the need for the emergence of new scientific solutions with guaranteed results and without damage. Here appeared Bariatric Surgeries such as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass , Gastric balloon and finally smart capsule, which is a great solution effective in getting rid of obesity.
The smart capsule is considered a breakthrough in the field of obesity and the elimination of excess weight as it is not done surgically and the results of the operation are very clear to the patient.
What is a Smart Capsule?
The Smart Capsule is the latest way to eliminate obesity and overweight and is a capsule like a pill that is swallowed with water. The capsule is connected to a very thin tube that is separated from it after being inflated inside the stomach. The smart capsule is swallowed like any other capsule taken for treatment and then filled with a certain liquid while it is stabilized in the stomach, after filling it with liquid , The capsule becomes swollen like a balloon then the exact tube connected to it is removed and taken out orally without any pain , this bulge inside the stomach causes the feeling of fullness and satiety and reduces the ability to eat and as a result the body begins to burn fat and go down in weight.
Is the process of removing the Smart Capsule difficult?
Of course not as it does not need any surgical procedure to remove it, since after 4 months of the presence of the capsule inside the stomach, the capsule begins to decompose where its valve dissolves on its own. After decomposition it goes normally in the intestine to go out with the stool without pain so it is considered one of the safest measures to eliminate simple obesity.
Does the Smart Capsule fit for all obese patients?
There is not a single operation that works for all patients, but the operations vary depending on the patient's condition, age and amount of body fat and here also where there is a prerequisite for the use of the Smart Capsule which is to increase the body weight by only 15-20 kilos than the ideal weight for them, but in cases of severe obesity the results of the smart capsule will not be satisfactory to the patient. It can also be used with older people who are prohibited from performing surgery and children.
Smart Capsule Features:
Smart Capsule is the best solution in eliminating simple obesity as mentioned, but there are several advantages for the capsule, including:
1- Ease of taking the capsule where it is swallowed by drinking a glass of water without any surgical intervention or scope.
2- You do not need to step anesthesia where it is done without putting an anesthetic.
3- After the capsule is inflated inside the stomach it becomes like a balloon and occupies a large area of the stomach , That reduces the ability of the individual to eat and it lasts for only 4 months.
4- After 4 months it begins to decompose automatically and come out with the stool naturally without any pain.
5- With the Smart Capsule , there is an offer, A digital balance linked to an application that is uploaded on your smart phone to continue to lose weight continuously. The application also provides you with some health information and guidelines to maintain your health and fitness.
6- Do not cause any tension to the patient as it is considered one of the easiest procedures to get rid of excess weight.
7- Do not leave any trace like other Bariatric Surgeries that leave a trace of the place of openings.
8- You do not need a limited diet, you eat normally but in smaller quantities, taking into account the need to stay away from sugars and fats as much as possible.
Results of using a Smart Capsule to lose weight:
One of the most important features of the Smart Capsule is that its results are highly guaranteed as it
1- Eliminate overweight and obesity.
2- Reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
3- Improving the psychological and mood of the patient.
4- Increases the chances of reproduction and the occurrence of pregnancy.
5- Help you eat healthy food in smaller quantities.
6- Weight loss especially for obese patients increases the person's self-confidence.
Complications and risks of Smart Capsule:
The smart capsule has no complications, but there are some effects that follow the use of the capsule, such as:
1- Esophageal Reflux
2. Stomach pain
3- If the liquid leaks from the capsule may cause intestinal obstruction
4- Possible stomach ulcer
However, such symptoms rarely occur, so choosing an experienced doctor will greatly help to complete the smart capsule procedure without risks or complications.
The difference between a smart capsule, a gastric balloon, and Gastric sleeve surgery... Which is better?
This question cannot be answered with a definitive answer as each of these operations has characteristics, defects and specific conditions that suit them , The Gastric Sleeve Surgery is performed for obese patients whom weight exceeds 20 kilos more than their ideal weight and the patient can lose more than 60% of his weight after a certain period of the completion of the operation while in the case of the smart capsule is used in cases of simple obesity as mentioned earlier.
Differences between smart capsule and stomach balloon:
1- The gastric balloon is done by Endoscopy while the Smart Capsule by drinking water.
2- Stomach balloon requires anesthesia while smart capsule does not need anesthesia.
3- The stomach balloon lasts for 6 months while the Smart Capsule decomposes after only 4 months.
4- The stomach balloon is removed through the Endoscopy while the Smart Capsule does not need a Endoscopy but goes out with feces.
5- The stomach balloon causes pain in the stomach while the Smart Capsule does not cause any pain as it is made of high quality materials.
What makes Dr. Osama Khalil Center different :
Dr. Osama Khalil is very keen to provide the best service to his patients using the best and latest modern technologies that are revealed as he has extensive experience in the world of bariatric surgery.