What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for patients with morbid obesity. This surgery helps you to loose weight by lowering the stomach capacity and increasing the gastro-intestinal motility.
>> There are several surgical options, each having their benefits and risks.

Types of Bariatric Surgery:

  • Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

The choice of procedure should be made after a thorough discussion with your surgeon.

What are the advantages of Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery?​

Less post operative pain, shorter hospital stay, early return to work, improved cosmetics are some of the benefits of such procedures.
Their is significant improvement in other obesity related Co-morbidities like depression, diabetes, blood pressure etc.

Is morbid obesity surgery for you?

You will qualify for surgery for morbid obesity if:
>>You are classified as ‘Morbidly Obese’(BMI more than 37.5)
>>Your BMI is 32.5-37.5 with severe obesity related medical conditions e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Artheritis, Depression, Joint Pain, Infertility, Reflux Disease etc.
>>Other methods of weight loss (dietry/medicines) have been unsuccessful.
>>You are unable to perform routine activities due to weight problem.
>>You have understood the surgical procedure for weight loss.

How does this surgery change your life?​

Lifestyle change depends on the kind of surgery a patient has.
Some common lifestyle adjustmants required are:

  • Patient must learn to eat food in small amounts and to chew it well and slowly.
  • Follow up is necessary in the first year after surgery and then as advised by your surgeon for dietary/nutritional counselling.
  • Weight loss starts soon after surgery and continues for 2 years.
  • Improvements occur in obesity related medical conditions, with almost 60% patients not requiring medications.
  • Their is enhanced quality of life with improved stamina, mood, self confidence, body image and sexual life.
  • Obesity surgery is not a cosmetic surgery, in fact plastic surgery may be required following weight loss after obesity surgery.

— By Dr. Arush Sabharwal
Weight Loss Solutions In

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